Poverty

Tent city takes over Vancouver lot as activists seek to make homelessness an election issue

Yet another tent city has taken over an empty Vancouver lot as activists continue pleas for government to act on the homelessness crisis.Around 9 …

Housing

Fake-ticket trial leaves questions about the 'futility' of police ticketing poor, homeless

'This was an ill-conceived effort to clean up the downtown or the core': Defence attorney<p>Four Hamilton police officers were on trial for writing fake …

Justice

Boulder adds port-a-potties, increases sweeps of Civic Area homeless camps

Under pressure to address the abundance of human waste and trash along Boulder Creek downtown, the city is installing temporary bathrooms, adding …

Denver

Rising numbers of rural youth are unemployed and out of school, and it's costing all of us

Pocomoke High School teacher Brooke Gillespie and senior Rebeka Kline, who plans to study art at a local community college, decorate vacant …

Education

Expanding Vaccination Coverage Safeguards Families From The Cycle Of Poverty

Today I want to tell you #WhyVaccinesWork. I have seen progress made and lives saved. Vaccines protect against 26 diseases. Where accessible, this means more children are living past their fifth birthday, an important milestone for child survival. It also means adults, communities, and nations are …

Public Health

America, From Exceptionalism to Nihilism

MASHOBRA, India — “The world is going America’s way,” Fareed Zakaria wrote in 2008. “Countries are becoming more open, market friendly and democratic.” Since the fall of communism, American leaders in politics, business and journalism have repeatedly broadcast the conceit that we live, or will soon …

News (U.S.)

Decades after LA Riots, unemployment and poverty persist in South LA

<i>File: Victor Aquino and Malcolm Harris bike along Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles, navigating traffic and unsafe conditions.; Credit: Benjamin</i> …

Southern California

Don’t blame poverty on the poor

It is very difficult to face up to the role that luck plays in our lives. Luck is not something you have control over. Luck just happens to you.<p>No …

News (South Africa)

KQED

What makes a high-quality learning program effective not just for the child but the whole family? What else, besides a well-run pre-K, is essential …

Education

Motherhood Before Marriage

An American credo to ponder<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the September 24, 2007, issue of</i> National Review <i>magazine.</i><p>Young women …

Parenting

Grizzlies MLK Jr. Day of Service presented by AutoZone

On Jan. 16, the entire roster of Grizzlies players and coaches provided, prepared and served a holiday meal to over 200 homeless and families in need …

Denver

Child poverty in the US is a disgrace. Experts are embracing this simple plan to cut it.

Most rich countries besides the US have hit on a surprisingly simple approach to reducing child poverty: just giving parents money.<p>This idea, known as a child benefit or child allowance, exists in almost every EU country as well as in Canada and Australia. In many countries, the payments are truly …

Basic Income

Long Beach cut 21 percent of its homeless population in 2 years. Here's how.

<i>File: A stakeboarder rides through the park across the street from the Long Beach Rescue Mission men's homeless shelter on Oct. 8, 2016. Many of the</i> …

Southern California

How one student turned her struggles with homelessness into a crusade

“It’s pretty much life or death if you don’t have a degree for people like me,” says Brooke Evans. Most college students feel their degree is crucial, but the stakes are higher for Evans, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, because she’s been homeless for most of her college career.<p>And …

College & University

Homeless at 14, she's saving youth from the same fate

<b>Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN) —</b> When she was 14 years old, Mariuma Ben Yosef ran away from home.<p>On and off for nearly two years, she lived on the streets of Boston. She slept on benches and survived on food she found in the garbage.<p>"Being homeless as a teenager, you understand that nobody can protect …

Israel

Trumpcare Cuts Mental Health Coverage. That'll Mean More Suicides—Like My Dad's.

Jon’s parents had cut him off financially when he came out. Not all at once—they forced him out of their lives in fits and starts. They’d have a …

Mental Health

Report: more than a third of households in Maryland struggle to make ends meet

Maryland's working poor face myriad obstacles to better employment and have difficulty making ends meet, despite having jobs that pay better than …

Everything We Knew About Sweatshops Was Wrong

In the 1990s, Americans learned more about the appalling conditions at the factories where our sneakers and T-shirts were made, and opposition to sweatshops surged. But some economists pushed back. For them, the wages and conditions in sweatshops might be appalling, but they are an improvement on …

Business

Propel raises $4M to make the social safety net more tech savvy and user friendly

Some big names are making an investment in food stamps — specifically in Propel, a startup that helps food stamp recipients manage their benefits.<p>Propel is announcing that it has raised $4 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Omidyar Network, Kevin Durant’s The Durant Company and Max …

Startups

NYC is the best at finding homes for abandoned pets: report

New York City is doing a great job at solving homelessness — for its abandoned cats and dogs.<p>The city Health Department trumpeted new data on …

Cats

The last, toughest mile: China’s new approach to beating poverty

The last, toughest mileChina’s new approach to beating poverty<p>After decades of success, things are getting harder<p>print-edition iconPrint edition | …

China

In Hollywood, superheroes and villains delight crowds – and sleep on the streets

Many tourists take pictures with the characters lining Hollywood Boulevard, but few know about the dangers and instability the impersonators face<p>In a parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard, Christopher Dennis recently changed into a Superman outfit, complete with a muscle suit and calf-high red boots. …

Darth Vader

Softwood lumber and child poverty: Were Clark's debate claims accurate?

B.C. Liberal leader 'cherry-picking' an 'unreliable' child poverty statistic, says expert<p>B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark's claim during Wednesday's …

Canada

Work please but poverty, no thanks: how can we avoid the rise in the working poor?

As the British rock group The Smiths famously sang in 1984, “I was looking for a job and then I found a job, heaven knows I’m miserable now”. The …

Social Justice

Now moving into one of those ‘tiny houses’ is offensive — and has a name: ‘Poverty appropriation’

You’ve no doubt seen the posts on Facebook or the programs on TV — the Tiny House Movement is becoming a big deal.<p>These compact abodes are often adorned like houses on the outside but take up incredibly small spaces — sometimes just a couple of hundred square feet.<p>But what they lack in size is …

Housing

How African-Americans Can Break the Cycle of Inherited Poverty

I became heir to my parent’s financial mismanagement and generational debt. By the time I was conceived, my father and mother had not only …

Money

Texas mayor: No relationship with God causes poverty | Texas

San Antonio mayor Ivy Taylor is on the defense after saying she believed a lack of a relationship with God causes poverty.<p>Taylor, a Democrat, was …

Texas

Most Americans Don't Want People To Buy Soda And Candy With Food Stamps

But Republican and Democratic voters also agree that SNAP benefits should be increased, according to one survey.<p>It should come as no surprise that Americans hold strong opinions about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, colloquially known as “food stamps.” But there appears to be more of …

University of Maryland

Rent virtually unaffordable for those on low incomes or welfare, survey finds

Anglicare Australia wants budget to relieve ‘poverty trap’ created by low support payments and soaring rents<p>Greg Jericho: rental affordability at crisis point for low-income families<p>Australia’s rental market is virtually unaffordable for those on low incomes or government welfare, according to a …

Housing

Downtown leaders don't want homeless shelter in old library

Downtown San Diego leaders said on Tuesday that they oppose a potential plan to convert the old Central Library on E Street into a temporary shelter …

California