New facility for homeless in St. Pete

Accessible via MyFoxTampaBay.com by Fox 13 [Tampa Bay, FL]
November 5, 2010 -- With unanimous support of Homeless Leadership Network, could easily house 500 people.

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.

For all inquiries, please contact Marbut Consulting.

Mayor Speaks on Homelessness

Accessible via WMBB.com by News 13 [Panama City, FL]
January 13, 2012 -- Mayor of Panama City Greg Brudnicki and homelessness expert Robert Marbut speak about homelessness in Bay County and what is being done to deal with the issue.

... Helping to House the Homeless

Accessible via CBSnews.com by CBS News [National]
August 26, 2012 -- With 17,000 homeless in Tampa area, public-private partnerships are doing something to help.


Homeless Expert Visits Panama City

Accessible via WJHG.com by News Channel 7 [Panama City, FL]
January 12, 2012 -- Dr. Robert Marbut visits Panama City Rescue Mission, meets local homeless veterans.

Hot Topics Community Forum:  A Community Conversation with Dr. Robert G. Marbut Jr.

Herald-Tribune and New College [Sarasota, FL]
July 18, 2013 -- A community forum with Dr. Marbut regarding homelessness moderated by Thomas Tryon, the Opinion Editor of the Harld-Tribune.

Homelessness - We Can Do Better! ( Part 2 of 2 ) 

Uploaded via YouTube by STPETETV [St. Petersburg, FL]
May 18, 2011 -- With host Rhonda Abbott, Mayor of St. Petersburg Bill Foster and Robert G. Marbut discuss the plan of action for the City of St. Petersburg Florida. 

'Enabling Not the Answer for Homeless' Says Marbut

Accessible via WJHG.com by News Channel 7 [Panama City, FL]
January 13, 2012 -- Dr. Marbut leads candid discussion about area’s homeless with several city, county officials.


​San Antonio's homeless plan (And why St. Petersburg cares)

Accessible via MyFoxTampaBay.com by Fox 13 [Tampa Bay, FL]
July 29, 2010 -- Taking a hard look at how San Antonio, TX addresses needs of its homeless population.

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.



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.

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Engaging Communities to Dramatically Reduce Homelessness

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.


Other


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.

​Homelessness - We Can Do Better! ( Part 1 of 2 ) 

STPETETV [St. Petersburg, FL]
March 15, 2011 -- With host Rhonda Abbott, Mayor of St. Petersburg Bill Foster and Dr. Robert Marbut discuss the plan of action for the City of St. Petersburg Florida.

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Panama City Mayor Speaks on Homelessness with Dr. Marbut

WMBB.com by News 13 [Panama City, FL]
January 13, 2012 -- Mayor of Panama City Greg Brudnicki and homelessness expert Dr. Robert Marbut speak about homelessness in Bay County and what is being done to deal with the issue.

Good Morning Florida Keys Host Jenna Stauffer Speaks with Dr. Marbut

WEYW 19 [South Florida and the Florida Keys]
August 7, 2013 -- Dr. Marbut speaks about his "Findings and Recommendations Report" to the Key West City Commission.