Poverty

Hunger abated after the recession, but not for the elderly, U.S. figures show

Since the recession, many measurements of the U.S. economy improved: The stock market rallied, unemployment fell and the number of Americans worried …

U.S. Census

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The Miller family, which owns more than 60 car dealerships and the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz, will match up to $10 million in …

Salt Lake City

Quest review – love and hope win out on the US poverty line

Jonathan Olshefski’s documentary, shot over the eight years of the Obama presidency, sees the Rainey family rise above poverty, drugs and gun violence<p>Sadly, the problems affecting the Raineys, the African American family whose north Philadelphia home accommodates this heartening documentary, are …

After lifting minimum wage, NDP government prepares to consult public about reducing poverty

The B.C. NDP government hopes to have a poverty-reduction strategy in place by next year.<p>That’s according to Social Development and Poverty Reduction …

Basic Income

A Confederate Monuments Expert Explains How We Memorialized White Supremacy

But the conversation around the monuments’ removal is missing crucial context around how they got there in the first place. Most Confederate …

Racism

In Six Years the Number of Homeless Children in New York City Public Schools Jumped Nearly 50 Percent

Almost 100,000 students in New York City’s public schools were homeless during the 2015-16 school year, according to a report released Wednesday by …

Liberal View

A tale of two Sydneys: Martin Place a missed opportunity for Berejiklian

For the past week a large police van has been parked at the top of Martin Place, opposite the Reserve Bank building and just up the hill from the …

Australian News

Councilman: homeless housing needs to build community buy-in

Thanks to city and county voters, Los Angeles has a lot more funding in the pipeline to tackle homelessness. But money isn't the only barrier.<p>This …

Housing

CBO says Trump's Obamacare sabotage would cost $194 billion, drive up premiums 20%

<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's threats to withhold key health law subsidies could cause Obamacare competition …

ObamaCare

Adoption fee waived for Clear the Shelters day

Giving a home to a pet will be more affordable Saturday when shelters across the country participate in the annual Clear the Shelters day.<p>More than …

California

New York's Adoption Recruiters to Get Philanthropic Boost

With a boost from private philanthropy, the city’s Administration for Children’s Services will expand an initiative designed to place older foster children and those with special needs in permanent homes.<p>The program, called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, is a project of the Columbus, Ohio-based Dave …

News (U.S.)

Nigeria to Stop Issuance of Fish Importation Quota - Minister

The Federal Government says it will stop issuing fish importation quota to importers, saying the venture was no longer sustainable.<p>Heineken …

Agriculture

How I became homeless: three people's stories

The number of families affected by homelessness is expected to double by 2041. We asked people to share their experiences<p>The number of families affected by homelessness is expected to more than double in the next two decades, with a further 200,000 households affected by 2041, according to a report.<p>…

Mental Health

1 in 7 New York City Elementary Students Will Be Homeless, Report Says

There were 100,000 homeless students in New York City public schools during the 2015-16 school year, a number equal to the population of Albany.<p>The daunting challenges that creates, both for individual children struggling to learn and for schools trying to improve performance, are laid out in a …

Education

Trussell Trust wants food bank plan to tackle 'crisis'

<b>Wales has "unique problems" related to poverty and is "vulnerable" to a growing reliance on food banks, a charity's director has warned.</b><p>The Trussell Trust's Tony Graham wants the Welsh Government to help form plans to stop people "falling into crisis".<p>Between April 2016 and March 2017, it gave …

When Families Lead Themselves Out of Poverty

Seventeen years ago, Mauricio Lim Miller, a leader in the field of social services, received a phone call from Jerry Brown, who was the mayor of Oakland, Calif., at the time, that set him on a quest to understand how families really overcome poverty. Lim Miller had spent decades working in …

It's Poverty, Stupid!

No Child Left Behind, Reading First, Race to the Top - what these federal programs have in common is that they represent literally billions of hours …

Education

Let's Save the Word "War" for Actual Wars

When we declare war on phenomena like crime, drugs, or terror, instantly militarizing such problems, we severely limit our means for understanding …

Liberal View

Students to see extreme poverty in Ghana on Chief Rabbi’s initiative

An initiative of the Chief Rabbi which last year took 16 Jewish students to the slums of Mumbai will this year send participants to a Muslim-majority …

Israel

Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation grounds

For past four weeks, villagers visiting the <i>tehsildar</i>’s office at Selu Taluka in the Parbhani district of Maharashtra have been stopping at the …

India

Letters to the editor: Aug. 14, 2017

<b>Once known as the City of Bridges</b><p>Saskatoon was known as the City of Bridges; however, it may well soon be known as the City of Walls.<p>Have you noticed …

Canadian News

Christians Should Be Motivated to Minister to Homeless People

This past January, with the temperature so cold my van’s windows could barely defrost, I dropped off six men at McDonald’s so they could spend the …

Mental Health

The Fear of Returning to Poverty

When I was growing up, my family lived on the edge of poverty – and sometimes perhaps over that edge.<p>My father worked in a factory most of the time, …

Money

Foster children prep for aging out of system with Metairie resource fair | NOLA.com

What happens to a child that lives their life in the foster care system once they reach the age of 18? According to Goodwill Industries of …

New Orleans

Stories of "sheer desperation" as homeless problem laid bare with 22 people 'stuck' begging in one city mile

People have shared personal stories of begging and homelessness as the problem is laid bare with revelations of "sheer desperation" and "feeling …

San Diego vastly undercounts homeless, study says

The number of people living on the streets in San Diego County may be 50 percent higher than thought, according to a new study.<p>That means the annual …

San Diego

Reality check: A snapshot on youth homelessness

Amal Cross spent her teenage years being bounced between foster homes, youth shelters and group homes across Greater Victoria. Once she turned 19 and …

Canadian News

As Cities Grow Worldwide, So Do the Numbers of Homeless

People openly live on the streets of the world's major urban centers -- from Cairo to Washington, DC -- a disconcerting reminder of homelessness. …

Liberal View

Salt Lake City homeless women's urban garden thrives | Miami Herald

An urban garden just two blocks away from Salt Lake City's often violent and trash-filled homeless shelter has been thriving on a formerly blighted …

Business

USDA Says Chicago Soda Tax Puts $87M In Federal Food Stamp Funding At Risk

A controversial tax on sweetened beverages in Chicago is putting the entire state of Illinois at risk for losing millions in federal funding for the …

Consumer News