Poverty

Instilling the dignity of work in the homeless

California has 12 percent of the nation’s population but 21 percent of the nation’s homeless people and 33 percent of all welfare recipients, both …

Homelessness

PM-elect to focus on NZ wages, poverty

New Zealand prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern says homelessness, child poverty and having wages that match inflation would be some of the new …

Jacinda Ardern

It's Time to Stop Using Inmates for Free Labor

<b>PE:</b> Yes, absolutely. There was this belief that if we brought people in on junky little stuff, that would clean up the city. The big source of it …

Justice

Give to panhandlers or don’t? Some towns try cracking down

Arlington, Marysville and Spokane are all trying to eliminate panhandling, urging residents to send people to services instead. It raises the …

We Need A Cross-Government Strategy Which Tackles The Key Drivers Of Homelessness

How do we effectively support people sleeping rough away from the streets for good? Even with the Homelessness Reduction Act set to come into force …

'Tony — The Movie' explores life on street of homeless man

“Un oh trouble,” Tony Rodriguez says as he sees police approaching his tent on a downtown San Diego sidewalk. “I’m probably going to go to jail …

California

How Los Angeles Catholics help the homeless

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 20, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With growing numbers of people suffering homelessness in the expensive megalopolis of …

Catholicism

Homeless services in St. Louis are stressed, seek more help

<b>ST. LOUIS</b> • As winter weather looms, the shelter system is full of homeless people and competing ideas are circling on how to best move …

St. Louis

Open in order to end extreme poverty: Can access to the World Bank archives improve health outcomes?

The World Bank is committed to transparency and accountability and welcomes opportunities to explain its work to the widest audience possible. …

World Bank

Food stamps don’t cover the cost of healthy eating. Here’s how far they fall short.

Food stamps aren’t enough for families to afford the healthy diet the federal government recommends. A researcher at N.C. State University has helped …

Nutrition

Maximizing impact to address fragility and conflict at the Annual Meetings

The World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings, which concluded this week, saw over 13,000 participants from 180 countries, including 171 ministers. It’s a …

Geography

Poverty, financial woes ‘increasing in the Illawarra’

Rosalind Powell is a financial counsellor with the Salvation Army Moneycare program in the Illawarra. Photo: Robert Peet<p>Whether you’re a millionaire …

Australian News

Ontario government supports poverty-reduction programs in Hamilton

The funding was from the province’s Local Poverty Reduction Strategy fund’s final phase. The government earmarked $16 million to 48 organizations …

Canadian News

Trump’s stance on insurance “bailouts” is completely incoherent

<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>President Donald Trump keeps insisting: He does <i>not</i> want health insurers to get an Obamacare …

Politics

Xi Jinping's War On Poverty Moves Millions Of Chinese Off The Farm

The bare, plaster walls of Yu Zu'en's new government-issued apartment are adorned with three decorations: An old photo from his years as a soldier, a shelf for his harmonica, and a poster featuring the busts of every Chinese Communist Party Secretary since Chairman Mao. He points to the newest one …

World News

Are You Ready for 'Evicted' Live?

Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book about structural poverty will soon be an “immersive” exhibition at D.C.’s National Building Museum.<p>Ever since Matthew Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize this year for his book on structural poverty and racial inequality, no mention of housing policy is …

We know how to solve Dallas' homeless crisis, but do we have the will?

Larry collapsed and died on the sidewalk on Coombs Street under Interstate 45 on Oct. 2.<p>I know because an encampment dweller came up to me on my …

Opinion

Universal credit: My five-year-old searched bins for food

<b>MPs voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to back a Labour demand for the controversial universal credit scheme to be put on hold but Tory MPs abstained. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told some people are being left near-destitute due to flaws in its design.</b><p>Without any income for two …

Universal Credit

Homeless nomads camp in tony Oak Bay

OAK BAY, B.C. — A nomadic group of homeless people has chosen one of Canada's wealthiest communities to pitch some tents and draw attention to …

Canadian News

Portland Wants To Build 2,000 New Units Of Supportive Housing

Justin Martinez was young, in ninth grade, when he first experienced homelessness.<p>That year, he said he started living in a station wagon with his …

Housing

Welfare Rate Increase Leaves a Dollar Extra for Weekly Food Budget

Raise the Rates says $100 boost eaten up by rising rents, inflation

Canadian News

Driven to extremes: how poverty fuels extremism, and how to help Africa’s youth

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>Increasing inequality hinders economic growth and …

Africa

Some Universal Credit claimants wait TEN WEEKS for money but the Government rejects calls to pause policy

Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has admitted some Universal Credit claimants have to wait ten weeks for their money.<p>It follows warnings that …

Birmingham, UK

A War on Poverty That Would Work

Thinkers on the left are obsessed with the idea that the disparity in what people earn is the source of society’s problems. Advocates have embraced …

Social Justice

Drug-testing welfare recipients will stigmatise poor, UN official says

Special rapporteur questions why wealthy people ‘who spend far more on drugs’ aren’t subjected to same measure<p>The Turnbull government’s plan to drug test welfare recipients will “stigmatise” the poorest members of society, according to the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and …

Nick Xenophon Team

China will erase poverty by 2020, party says

China is fully confident that under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China Central Committee it will win the battle against poverty on …

China

The Latest Senate Tax Plan Will Open the Arctic for Drilling

This week, the Senate plans to vote on the fiscal year 2018 budget bill that would clear the way for tax reform. If the bill is going to pass, …

Oil

China best-placed to take lead in reducing global poverty

With the US and Europe rolling back their foreign aid commitments,only China can fill the vacuum, say <b>Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.</b><p>Last month, the …

News (Ireland)

A top economist just put the fight against poverty in stunning perspective

There are dozens of ways to measure humanity's progress over the last couple centuries, including reductions in childhood mortality, disease, and hunger.<p>But one of the most striking signs is the progress we've made in combatting extreme poverty.<p>In honor of International Day for the Eradication of …

The Homeless Are Human, Too: 10 Books to Understand Homelessness

Built into this narrative about three entwined Massachusetts women is a story of a middle-aged single woman who loses her job and her apartment, but never her pride. Instead, she keeps her homelessness a secret as she cleans rich people’s houses. Piercy has a long-established history of …

Culture