Short Stories in a Long Journey: What It Takes to End and Prevent Homelessness


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Plain View Press, LLC
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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.58 inches | 0.87 pounds

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About the Author

For over 40 years, Richard has been a leader in the charge to defeat homelessness, bringing to the table specific and viable economic solutions. After serving honorably as a U.S. Marine 1969-1972, Vietnam 1970-1971, Richard saw the beginnings of homelessness as a mortgage foreclosure preventionist in Philadelphia in the 1980s. In Austin, TX, he was the creator and Director of Legal Aid for the Homeless where he had daily interaction with disabled homeless citizens for 35 years. He founded House the Homeless, Inc. (HtH) in 1989 to help homeless and formerly homeless citizens protect their civil rights and find solutions that will end and prevent their homelessness. He still serves as the National Education Director, NED for HtH. A social engineer, he graduated with honors with a B.A. in sociology from St. Edward's University. Richard has authored two books and many articles, booklets and white papers and created scores of plans, programs, and organizations to address dozens of social problems. He wrote the Homeless Protected Class Resolution, and devised legislation to prevent Hate Crimes against the homelessness. After many years in Austin, TX, Richard returned to his roots in North Carolina where he continues his tireless advocacy.


"For decades, Richard R. Troxell has been a powerful voice for the most vulnerable, correctly affirming the dignity of all our neighbors. His insightful book explores the efficacy of current approaches to homelessness, proposes innovative solutions, and offers stories of resiliency and hope..."

-Lloyd Doggett, U.S. Representative (D-TX)

"Richard has dedicated his life to ending homelessness. His colloquial writing style tags livable incomes as the key solution...ending the affordable housing crisis!"

-Sue Watlov Phillips, M.A., Retired Psychologist, LICSW, LMFT, CSP

President, National Coalition for the Homeless

"The idea of indexing wages to housing costs just may be the right way to think about the costs and benefits of living wages."

-Robert Pollin, author of The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy

"Richard has been protecting the civil rights of others for over 40 years, offering him a rare perspective...told from the front lines, this authentic account of an indefatigable warrior of civil rights who feeds the hungry, stands up for the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, and battles No Sit/No Lie laws is worthy of a read for all change makers."

-Brian Levin, Director, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism