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Engaging Communities to Dramatically Reduce Homelessness
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St. Petersburg & Pinellas County, Florida

Tampa Area Has Nation's Highest Homelessness Rate
CBS News by Phil Hirschkorn
August 26, 2012 -- With 17,000 homeless in Tampa area, public-private partnerships are doing something to help.

St. Pete Making Pogress with Legions of Homeless
Associated Press by Mitch Stacy

September 5, 2011 -- The city enacted a panhandling ban and set up a new shelter to deal with roots of problem.

Undercover Contractor Assessing Homeless
The Tampa Tribune [Tampa, FL] by Andrew Ford
July 31, 2011 -- Consultant has studied what works and what doesn't for cities nationwide.

St. Pete's Approach to the Homeless Takes a Positive Turn
Creative Loafing [St. Petersburg, FL] by Arielle Stevenson
March 10, 2011 -- Research funded by St. Pete leads to opening of an alternative to incarceration.

Sarasota, Florida

The Marbut Momentum

Herald-Tribune [Sarasota, FL] Sunday Editorial

August 4, 2013 -- Hiring of Consultant Should Accelerate Sarasota's Efforts to Help the Homeless

Editor: Homelessness Expert Says what Sarasota Needs to Hear
Herald-Tribune [Sarasota, FL] by Bill Church
July 20, 2013 -- Robert Marbut has been successful because he has a skill so rare that you can't buy it, he knows how to listen.

Homelessness Expert Urges Quick Action and Gets Buy-in
Herald-Tribune [Sarasota, FL] by Jessie Van Berkel
July 18, 2013 -- Homelessness expert Robert Marbut left Sarasota - a community that has spent years talking about how to handle this issue - with that three-word message, just get started and it looks like people might actually listen.

The Homelessness expert: Marbut Visit Raises Hopes for Solutions to a Persistent Problem
Herald-Tribune [Sarasota, FL] by Staff
July 17, 2013 -- Robert Marbut is not the only expert on coping with homelessness.  But he has a well-established record of helping communities understand the myriad challenges associated with homelessness -- and, more important, serving as a catalyst for action.

Clearwater, Florida

To Control Homelessness, Consultant Suggests Clearwater Change Rules, withdraw Street Feedings
Tampa Bay Times by Drew Harwell

May 19, 2012 -- City council supports Marbut's steps and will continue to work with him on homeless strategies.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith Homeless Study Reveals Shortfalls, Positives
Times Record [Fort Smith, AR] by Ben Boulden

January 22, 2012 -- Report commends city's Good Samaritan Clinic for national best practice.

Homeless Question At ‘Doing’ Stage
Times Record [Fort Smith, AR] by Ben Boulden
January 21, 2012 -- Fort Smith's first low-demand homeless shelter could be operating on social services campus within the year.

Expert Assesses Homeless Idea
Southwest Times Record [Fort Smith, AR] by Ben Boulden
October 22, 2011 -- Coalition hires Marbut to assess how local agencies are addressing homelessness.

Panama City, Florida

'Enabling Not the Answer for Homeless' Says Marbut
Newschannel Channel 7 [Panama City, FL] reported by Kavontae Smalls
January 13, 2012 -- Dr. Marbut leads candid discussion about area’s homeless with several city, county officials.

Homeless Expert Visits Panama City
Newschannel Channel 7 [Panama City, FL] reported by Kavontae Smalls
January 12, 2012 -- Dr. Robert Marbut visits Panama City Rescue Mission and meets with local homeless veterans.


Solutions Available to Vagrancy Problem
The Florida Times Union [Jacksonville, FL] Opinion / Editorials
September 18, 2011 -- Change-driven programs in San Antonio and St. Petersburg offer good models that deserve close inspection.

Homeless Expert to Speak at Forum
The Citizen [Key West, FL] by Gwen Filosa

September 22, 2011 -- Consultant has brought successful solutions elsewhere.

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