Short Stories in a Long Journey: What It Takes to End and Prevent Homelessness
Richard R. Troxell's book Short Stories in a Long Journey blends his personal story with the life of an activist for ending and preventing homelessness. This book highlights the structural defects in our system and laws and proposes common-sense economic solutions to the problems of homelessness and substance abuse, such as the Universal Living Wage to address income inequality, a modest liquor surcharge to finance substance treatment, and a bronze statue to memorialize the struggle.
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"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