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September 29 Questions and Answers

September 29 Questions and Answers

September 29 Questions and Answers 150 150 Jill Pioter

Q: With thousands of people facing eviction, homelessness is an increasing scenario.  Does the Society of St. Vincent de Paul have an actual definition for homelessness?

A: The Society does not have a single, standard definition of ‘homelessness’. Instead, we have a Position Paper adopted by the National Council that articulates a Vincentian response to the problem in our nation and communities: https://members.ssvpusa.org/download/112/the-vincentian-position-position-papers/1217/homelessness.pdf

Q: Are there rules about the amount of funds that can be carried from one year to the next?

A: It is the intent of the Society (and its donors) that the money be spent to help those in need.  Carrying funds over to the next year is not a problem as long as the intent is to spend the funds and not accumulate them in the bank.

Spanish Translation

P: Con miles de personas que enfrentan el desalojo, la falta de vivienda es un escenario más frecuente. ¿Tiene la Sociedad de San Vicente de Paúl una definición real de personas sin hogar?

R: La Sociedad no tiene una definición única y estándar de ‘persona sin hogar.’ En cambio, tenemos un Documento de Posición adoptado por el Consejo Nacional que articula una respuesta Vicentina al problema en nuestra nación y comunidades: https://members.ssvpusa.org/download/112/the-vincentian-position-position-papers/1217/homelessness.pdf

P: ¿Existen reglas sobre la cantidad de fondos que se pueden transferir de un año al siguiente?

R: Es la intención de la Sociedad (y sus donantes) que se gaste el dinero para ayudar a los necesitados. Transferir fondos al próximo año no es un problema siempre que la intención sea gastar los fondos y no acumularlos en el banco.


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