On Thursday, November 8, Tony Castaneda talks with Daniel Callahan and Brian Gee, homeless residents of Occupy Madison, as well as Brenda Konkel, of the Madison Tenant Resource Center. The 15 tent homeless encampment on the 800 block of East Washington Ave has been served a 48 hour eviction notice by the city of Madison. […]
You may be listening to “In Our Backyard,” but this story could more appropriately be called “Not In Our Backyard.” Last Thursday’s public meeting on Dane County’s proposed temporary homeless shelter for the vacant Teen Loft space on East Washington Avenue brought out a number of fuming neighborhood residents. View Larger Map […]
Occupy Madison has returned. The social-movement-turned-homeless-camp has a new location: Dane County Human Services. Approximately 15 homeless people have set up camp on the lawn next to the county office building on Northport Avenue on Madison’s north side. At least for now. In Our Backyard spoke to homeless advocate Brenda Konkel as well as […]
On Tuesday April 23rd, Brenda Konkel spoke with a panel about the upcoming Housing is a Human Right Summit. She spoke with Anthony Prince of the National Lawyers Guild, Karen Andrews of the First United Methodist Church and Heidi Weglietner of the Dane County Board of Supervisors.
More and more Madisonians are living out in the cold. Porchlight’s Steve Schooler talks about causes and solutions.
The Shine Institute wants to change the way we provide services to the homeless. Sarah Gilmore joins us to tell us about the campaign for a Madison Day Center.