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Too Many Low-Wage Jobs Set Parents and Children Up to Fail

Too Many Low-Wage Jobs Set Parents and Children Up to Fail

by Julie Vogtman, 2/1/16

Every day, parents working in low-wage jobs are scrambling. They are desperate to keep food on the table and a roof over their families’ heads, and to provide a better life for their children. But even when they work full-time, their wages may not lift their children out of poverty.

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Helping the homeless

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Instead of giving citations to homeless people for panhandling, Albuquerque passed a new initiative that allows them to earn money for jobs in the city

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Lowballing the homeless count: another sign the mayor's not serious

Lowballing the homeless count: another sign the mayor's not serious

by Post Editorial Board, 2/10/16

It’s been a month since Mayor de Blasio belatedly vowed to “own” the city’s homeless crisis “110 percent.”

Huh. It’s hard to do that if the city has no idea how many are living on the streets — and its rules are designed to lowball the number.

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Take a closer look at homeless

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As these hooded figures demonstrate, being homeless isn't a choice for many young people.

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Search for the hidden homeless

Search for the hidden homeless

by Gary Warth, 2/5/16

Organizations face many challenges in survey youths on the street.

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Why $1.7B isn't enough to fix NYC's homeless crisis

Why $1.7B isn't enough to fix NYC's homeless crisis

by Yoav Gonen, 2/11/16

The city's spending on homeless services has skyrocketed by 46 percent over just two years - and there's no sign New York taxpayers are getting their money's worth.

 

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Society labels homeless teens criminals, addicts, ruanways, so we created a label of our own

Society labels homeless teens criminals, addicts, ruanways, so we created a label of our own.

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Los Angeles passes $1.9 bn bill to tackle homeless crisis

Los Angeles passes $1.9 bn bill to tackle homeless crisis

by BBC News, 2/10/16

Officials say there are up to 20,000 homeless people in LA city, with another 20,000 on the streets in the wider county. Los Angeles, known as the homeless capital of the US, has passed a $1.87bn (£1.29bn) plan to help get an estimated 40,000 people off the streets.

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Homeless Young People of New York, Overlooked and Underserved

Homeless Young People of New York, Overlooked and Underserved

by Nikita Stewart, 2/5/16

Hundreds of homeless young people are in plain sight every day in New York City. They are sitting on the floor at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and charging their phones as if they were college students awaiting a bus home.

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Santee girl collecting blankets for homeless

Santee girl collecting blankets for homeless

by Karen Pearlman, 2/9/16

An 8-year-old girl with a big heart is making a difference for people in need this winter. Gabriella Betancourt of Santee has been collecting blankets for the homeless at her father’s barber shop since Jan. 18, and she will keep the collection going until Feb. 20.

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The Huge Problem Super Bowl Host Cities Can't Ignore

The Huge Problem Super Bowl Host Cities Can't Ignore

by Daniel Lurie, 2/6/16

We all know that big sport makes for big spectacle. It can also make for big business, generating lots of economic activity that extends far beyond the stadium or the arena. Big sport should also make for big change – in ways that help our most vulnerable.

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Homeless Count Reveals Hardship in San Diego

Homeless Count Reveals Hardship in San Diego

by Gary Warth, 1/29/16

More than 1,700 volunteers from throughout the county were up before dawn Friday to participate in an annual ritual that could help bring more federal dollars to help San Diego’s homeless while also creating a clearer picture of people living on the street.

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