Poverty

Homeless living in cars find safe havens

With nowhere else to go, individuals and families with only their cars as a home pull into one of two parking lots in San Diego each night, knowing …

San Diego

Xi says poverty fight is priority

He vows better lives are ahead for poor familiesPresident Xi Jinping has highlighted the importance of poverty reduction amid the Communist Party of …

China

CEO Sleepout criticised as ‘dystopian’ for homeless simulation with VR headsets

Fundraising event’s stunt labelled tone deaf after footage shows a row of CEOs donning headsets to ‘get a glimpse’ of life on the streets<p>A Sydney fundraising event for the homeless has been labelled “dystopian” after it asked CEOs to don virtual reality headsets to “get a glimpse” of life on the …

Virtual Reality

As a new budget looms, Oakland reviews its anti-homelessness efforts

OAKLAND — As the city’s homeless crisis grows ever more dire, overwhelmed officials and staff are grasping for all the help they can get.Federal …

Oakland

Hawaii's largest homeless camp: rock bottom or a model refuge?

Long America’s vacation paradise, Hawaii is in a state of emergency as it battles a homelessness crisis. Could Pu’uhonua safe zones help alleviate the problem?<p>Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter<p>Three backpack-laden children chattered happily as they trudged down a dirt path and …

Hawaii

Republicans' Health-Care Bills Boil Down to ... More Obamacare

The Senate is not proposing to "repeal and replace." It's just tweaking for tax reform.<p>The nation has been waiting with bated breath for the Senate to unveil its version of the House health-care bill. Okay, maybe not the nation. But a whole lot of health-care wonks have, and this morning, we …

ObamaCare

Renowned homelessness expert takes San Diego job

The San Diego County Regional Task force on the Homeless has picked Gordon Walker as its new CEO, bringing in a leader from Utah who used a strategy …

California

Religious congregations will have to raise $714,000 per year to offset Trump’s budget cuts

That’s a lot of tithes.<p>When president Donald Trump unveiled his “America First” budget proposal earlier this year, conservatives such as Speaker of …

Liberal POV

Fences mended, nonprofit signs off on architect for new homeless shelters, adds new members

With an assist from a well-known developer, Salt Lake City's mayor landed her preferred architect for two new homeless shelters.<p>Wednesday's meeting …

Salt Lake City

Benefit Cap Causes 'Real Misery', High Court Rules In Case Brought By Single Mothers

'Another blow to the austerity agenda'.<p>The Government’s benefits cap is causing “real misery” to lone parents’ young children, the High Court has said in a damning judgment of austerity-driven welfare cuts.<p>In the damning judgment, Mr Justice Collins said the four single mothers who brought the case …

Chronicling homelessness: for better or worse, it’s in Ben Carson’s hands

He has angered advocates, but a friend recalls him speaking about homelessness ‘only with compassion’. What will Carson do about it on a national stage?<p>Can a person lead a full life with only half their brain? In the 1980s, Ben Carson believed they could. Long before he became head of the federal …

Ben Carson

Homelessness has many faces

6 Comments <br>Danusia Kaska | 19 June 2017<p><b>The first thing I noticed was his Mercedes. It was only when he got closer that I realised he was also wearing</b> …

First Nations

Abused children find Japan’s shelters provide little comfort

View photos<p>More<p>By Chang-Ran Kim<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled …

Wounded veterans warn super changes will push them below poverty line

Injured veterans say they stand to lose hundreds of dollars per month under pending tax changes to disability support payments.<p>From July 1 a complex …

Liberal Party of Australia

Nigeria Rolls Out $2 Billion Brazil-Like Social-Welfare Plan - Bloomberg

Nigeria is rolling out its first national social-welfare program modeled partly on Brazil’s Bolsa Familia in a bid to boost a weak economy and curb …

Nigeria

Issa, other Republicans seek change to HUD homeless policy

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and 22 other Republican Congressmen are seeking a change to a federal policy they say penalizes homeless programs that …

San Diego

Who Killed the Skid Row Neighborhood Council?

At a narrow storefront near Skid Row, a performance troupe and visual artist have built a new mini-golf course. It's not like the outsized affairs …

Los Angeles

Poverty-free China by 2020? Beijing says it's possible – but steepest climb ahead

While President Xi Jinping’s foreign-policy initiatives have made headlines abroad, one of his most ambitious domestic priorities is entering the …

China

Why Are America’s Suburbs Becoming Poorer?

Over the past quarter-century, tens of millions of American families have made the big move to the suburbs. They probably didn’t expect that poverty …

Social Justice

Zimbabwe: Child Poverty and the Risks of HIV

[The Herald] Our Children, Our Future It goes without saying that children are at higher risk of poverty and deprivation. Girls and boys experience …

in order to

South Dakota Native Americans Struggle With Homelessness

Webster Allen Two Hawk Jr. had not had a drink in six weeks – one of the conditions for getting a bed at the Rapid City, South Dakota rescue mission. …

Injustice

How a Salvation Army homeless shelter became a potential deathtrap in Denver's trendiest neighborhood

While Denver’s Brighton Boulevard has been rebuilt for yoga and coworking, the Salvation Army’s Crossroads homeless shelter there grew steadily more …

Salvation Army

World Bank and Airbnb Sign MoU to Promote Rural Tourism

Travel and tourism is the largest service industry in the world and accounts for nearly 10 percent of global GDP. The pilot projects will launch in …

World Economy

How Traditional Welfare and Taxes Can Be Reformed to Support Universal Basic Income

Some of the most common questions ever asked in regards to the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) are in regards to the details. “<i>How much</i> …

Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert

OECD education director welcomes scheme but questions government’s decision to focus on working parents<p>The government’s plan to provide 30 hours’ free childcare has been criticised by a leading global education expert for failing to target the most disadvantaged families whose children stand to …

Education

Welfare Currently Punishes Work and Marriage. This Bill Would End That.

There is much to celebrate in America today. Americans are, on average, wealthier, healthier, and better educated than we ever have been.<p>We’ve made …

Conservative POV

These are America's worst cities for crime, employment, housing costs

Quality of life in an American city often depends on the neighborhood one lives in, as abject poverty and crime can be found just blocks away from prosperity. Still, as much as a city can be judged on the whole, some cities face widespread problems that detract from their residents’ overall quality …

Cities

How to host 200,000 refugee students in your education system: An answer from Lebanon

World Refugee Day happens once year, but the issues it is designed to highlight are a daily concern for Lebanon. As the country which hosts the …

Education

Fighting Poverty Isn't Brain Surgery, but Ben Carson Can Do Both

Washington<p>At the end of our interview last week, I asked Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for an example of the outside-the-box thinking that served him so well in his prior career as a pioneering neurosurgeon.<p>“Sure. I started advocating cervicomedullary decompression for …

Opinion

World Bank is reinventing itself as a broker for private finance but that puts poverty reduction at risk

The World Bank’s relationship with US president Donald Trump has raised concerns about its political neutrality in recent weeks, but a larger and potentially much more important shift in how the Bank operates is underway. The World Bank is reinventing itself, from a lender for major development …

Economics