Homelessness http://wuwf.org en Homeless Guru Speaks in Pensacola http://wuwf.org/post/homeless-guru-speaks-pensacola <p>Robert Marbut, who has spent three decades working on homeless issues, visited Pensacola Wednesday and conducted a Community Forum on Homelessness sponsored by the City.</p><p>Speaking in the City Council Chambers, Marbut outlined his work with dozens of cities, and his involvement in establishing Haven for Hope in his hometown of San Antonio -- where homelessness has dropped by around 85 percent.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:20:23 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 6376 at http://wuwf.org Homeless Guru Speaks in Pensacola Homelessness Expert To Speak At Community Forum http://wuwf.org/post/homelessness-expert-speak-community-forum <p>Robert Marbut, a 30-year veteran of working on homeless issues, is the featured speaker this afternoon at a Community Forum on Homelessness sponsored by the City of Pensacola.</p><p>Marbut has worked with dozens of cities to reduce homelessness. He also led the Haven for Hope in San Antonio from concept to opening. After conducting a nationwide “best practices” study of homeless services, he developed the Seven Guiding Principles of Homeless Transformation, which have been adopted by a dozen communities.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:47:33 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 6249 at http://wuwf.org Homelessness Expert To Speak At Community Forum City Council Drops Anti-Blanket Part of Ordinance http://wuwf.org/post/city-council-drops-anti-blanket-part-ordinance <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once again, blankets and other coverings are OK for use by the homeless who camp on Pensacola city property. But the debate continues over another part of the non-camping ordinance.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:08:24 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 5812 at http://wuwf.org City Council Drops Anti-Blanket Part of Ordinance Suspects Targeted In Blaze At Washburn Center http://wuwf.org/post/suspects-targeted-blaze-washburn-center <div><p>At least two suspects are being sought in connection with the December fire that gutted the main building at the Alfred Washburn Center in Pensacola.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:45:29 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 5767 at http://wuwf.org Suspects Targeted In Blaze At Washburn Center Blankets Again Legal on Pensacola City Property http://wuwf.org/post/blankets-again-legal-pensacola-city-property <p>The Pensacola City Council Thursday voted unanimously for an amendment to the homeless ordinance regarding “camping” on city property and the use of blankets and other covering while doing so.</p><p>The Council approved the ordinance last May, with strong backing from Mayor Ashton Hayward and his staff. Attorney Alistair McKenzie told the panel that the backlash from the ordinance has extended well beyond the city limits.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:02:22 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 5189 at http://wuwf.org Blankets Again Legal on Pensacola City Property