City tales | Philip Mangano isn't out to reduce homelessness, he's out to end it
by Mark Bergin
Posted 4/19/08, 12:00 am
SEATTLE- For nearly two decades, Philip Mangano dedicated himself to helping people on the streets the best way he knew how-shelters, soup kitchens, bread lines. He traces the call of compassion to Christian thinkers like St. Francis of Assisi and Simone Weil. But in recent years, now as executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), Mangano has adopted more innovative solutions and demanded quantifiable results for his efforts. He traces that calling to President George W. Bush.