HHS245 W 6 Evaluating Eligibility Rules
HHS245 W 6 Evaluating Eligibility Rules
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Evaluating Eligibility Rules Name Axia College of University of Phoenix The Florida Coalition for the Homeless Introduction The Florida Coalition for the Homeless is an organization built to provide services to the homeless and to educate the public about the needs of the homeless They focus on rebuilding the lives of the homeless and helping them to obtain a place to live and an income to support themselves with Their mission statement is as follows The mission of FCH is to eliminate homelessness by empowering leading and supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness local coalitions service providers and other interested individuals and groups We will accomplish our mission through education advocacy organizing technical assistance and networking Coalition for the Homeless 2010 Eligibility Rules Used by the Agency The rules used to determine eligibility in their bylaws are stated as Individual Members must be persons who are homeless andor concerned with the care and treatment of poor and homeless persons Coalition for the Homeless 2010 The website lists that they do not have direct affiliations with organizations that help homeless but can refer the homeless to various different organizations that can help them Stigmatization or Offtargeted Benefits There does not seem to be many off targeted benefits to the organization For the most part they focus on advocacy and enlightening the public of the effects of homelessness on people They rally behind the homeless so that they do not lose their rights or get abused by the system Trade Offs One of the major tradeoffs I see is the fact that most of the coalition is populated by low income individuals or the homeless themselves This can lead to disastrous effects in the way of finances They state that Membership dues may be waived at the discretion of the Board in cases of financial hardship Coalition for the Homeless 2010 This makes sense when so few of their members will have an income but little sense when it comes to the maintenance of the organization on a daily basis You cannot run an organization on next to nothing in income Later in the bylaws it states The Board may authorize any Officer or Officers agent or agents to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any contract or other instrument in the name of and on behalf of FCH Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances No purchase sale or mortgage of real property shall be made unless authorized by the Board All checks drafts and other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name of FCH must be signed or endorsed by such Officer or Officers Employee or Employees or Member or Members of FCH as will be determined by resolution of the Board Each such Officer Employee or Member shall give bond as the Board may require at the expense of FCH This means that any board member can enter into a contract with the organizations funds at his disposal If at some point the homeless themselves were to realize this they could theoretically use the money to any end they wished for good or ill There should be more of a solid check and balance system in place than this Weak Rules The weakest rule I can see in their bylaws is the one stating the Director must only be 18 and a member of the organization This means that technically an eighteen year old homeless kid could become director of the coalition This rule needs to be reconsidered before that ever happens Conclusion In my judgment the eligibility rules are fair but not sufficient The rules need to be revised and thought out more While the homeless should have a part in the background of this organization they should also be monitored in their activities The reasons a person becomes homeless are many and some are worse stories than you may wish to hear However that does not mean they should be able to take over the money given in donation on a whim or chance A responsible person should be in charge and not one fresh out of high school that may have just run away from home Reference Coalition for the Homeless 2010 Opening doors to end homelessness Retrieved June 20 2010 from httpc home1esswordpresscom
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