Mariel Waloff http://kalw.org en WEB EXCLUSIVE: A veteran's search for a place to call home http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-veterans-search-place-call-home <p></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">Many San Francisco veterans remain homeless or in transitional housing. Rudy Nevarez, a 66 year-old Vietnam veteran, has been living in transitional housing on Treasure Island for two years. The program, run by Swords to Plowshares, is intended to last two years. After that participants need to find their own housing. Nevarez applied for a HUD-VASH voucher several months ago but was turned down. Swords to Plowshares is letting him stay in the program for an extra 90 days, but then he needs to find another place to live.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 01:13:48 +0000 Mariel Waloff 15149 at http://kalw.org WEB EXCLUSIVE: A veteran's search for a place to call home San Francisco races to house homeless veterans in 100 days http://kalw.org/post/san-francisco-races-house-homeless-veterans-100-days <p>Finding an apartment in San Francisco these days is an uphill battle on <em>any</em> kind of budget. Craigslist ads and open houses can provoke hundreds of responses from people ready to compete for their share of the city&rsquo;s scarce square footage, even at times willing to pay for months of rent in advance. For people without cash, things are a lot harder. Among those who find it most difficult are chronically homeless veterans.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:52:41 +0000 Mariel Waloff 14450 at http://kalw.org San Francisco races to house homeless veterans in 100 days California may choose "trust" over Secure Communities program http://kalw.org/post/california-may-choose-trust-over-secure-communities-program <p>It&rsquo;s been a busy season for immigration issues. In June, President Obama announced that <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVzzGZfZXqw">he would halt the deportations of undocumented immigrants</a> who came to the United States as minors. A week and a half later, the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona&rsquo;s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:58:22 +0000 Mariel Waloff 14739 at http://kalw.org California may choose "trust" over Secure Communities program