Friday, June 8, 2012

Becoming Successfully Homeless

Hi my name is Jay Tamez. Since I can remember I've had this desire to help people. From helping people get a job to chasing their dreams. The last couple of years I've been focused on helping the homeless. Studying the economy for years before the 2008 recession caused me to start preparing for the massive decline of middle class wealth here in the US. I payed of all debt, went to a strict cash purchasing and adopted a minimalist lifestyle. I did all of this in hopes of staying ahead of the crash and not being as affected by it. Now that our economy is in a depression (regardless of what President Obama, the Treasury, Federal Reserve or the Bureau of Labor & Statistics claim that we are not in a recession) millions of Americans have entered into poverty. The devastating effect has left people homeless. My studies have caused me to change my perspective about how to survive with minimal resources or money. I am ready to test these concepts by voluntarily becoming homeless. I am calling this journey "Becoming Successfully Homeless". I hope the things I learn on my journey help those who need it most. The date I move out of my apartment and fully embrace homelessness is July 1st, 2012. I'm very excited!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I am really excited about the progress that is happening in our West Bend area to help the needs of others!

Monday, January 10, 2011

More cities offer homeless free storage to ease mobility

Article originally posted on USA

According to the article, Phillip Black had most of his belongings thrown away by the police.
Black, 43, says he has been sleeping on the streets of Washington, D.C., ever since illness forced him out of work and his home three years ago. He now works selling Street Sense, a newspaper promoting homeless issues, and cannot keep all his possessions with him while he is working. City officials found a way to address this common problem shared by the homeless. Cities like Washington DC, San Diego CA & Portland OR are offering free storage lockers for the homeless. While this does not solve the growing problem of homelessness, it at least offers simple comforts like having a place for belongings. This gives the homeless added security from theft and increased mobility to focus on the important tasks of finding work, shelter or food.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

10 children left homeless - Winnipeg Free Press

Jonathan Williams, 39 is the father of 10 children who lost their home to a fire Saturday 1/08/11 Winnipeg Free Press

Tent City - Lakewood NJ

This tent city in Lakewood, New Jersey has 40 residents including Steven Brigham a local Reverend who founded the tent city as a part his ministry called Lakewood Outreach. The tent city receives donations including food, water, propane and building materials