Tag Archives: San Jose California

Interview with Miriam Rivera, Intensive Case Manager with New Directions

Miriam Rivera is an intensive case manager with New Directions who is working with Housing 1000 clients. That means she advocates for some of the sickest, most chronically homeless men and women in the county. This week we spoke with … Continue reading

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Interview with Jon Talbert, Pastor with WestGate Church

Jon Talbert is a self-described “compassion pastor” with WestGate Church. He just finished coordinating the very successful¬†Beautiful Day, a service event which involved over 4,000 people working to help others all over Santa Clara County. He is dedicated to service … Continue reading

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Interview with Leslye Corsiglia, Director of the Housing Department of the City of San Jose

Leslye Corsiglia has been working in affordable housing since the age of 18. She is currently the Director of the Housing Department of the City of San Jose, is on the board of Destination: Home, and is an expert at … Continue reading

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How You Can Help End Homelessness With Just an Email: Ask the Housing Authority to Amend their Plan

EDIT: Please direct your messages to the HOUSING AUTHORITY, not the COUNTY.¬† Our local Housing Authority is considering allocating 30% of turnover vouchers for chronic homelessness. But we need your help in asking them to amend their Moving to Work … Continue reading

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Homeless cancer patient living in her car in San Jose

Many of you have already read about Giselle McDonald, homeless resident of San Jose and current cancer patient. The brave 74-year-old has been living in her car, even as she suffers from lymphoma and stomach cancer. The Mercury News article … Continue reading

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Interview with Jennifer Padgett

Interview with Jennifer Padgett: Executive Director of Community Technology Alliance and Housing 1000 partner Imagine you lost your job six months ago and kept telling yourself something else would come along, until finally you just couldn’t make rent. Now you’re … Continue reading

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