According to a new report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) hearings for such benefits currently take one to three years.
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According to the organization, there are nearly 25 million seniors in the United States who are not yet online, and through the use of programming, the teaching of technology and social support, the organization is working toward the integration of all people into the online community.
A formerly homeless North Carolina high school senior will be heading to Harvard University this fall.
The first Homeless Bill of Rights in the U.S. is expected to be signed into law by Rhode Island’s governor as early as next week.
“I like beauty and I love colors. I like the serenity of it, the peace of sitting here by myself. I’m not out there in a dog-eat-dog world.”
In the D.C. metro area, where breast cancer death rates rank above national averages, many women have found themselves on the wrong side of the health care gap, inhibited by poverty, lack of insurance, and other barriers to care.
The burdens of diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes and AIDS fall disproportionately on the poor.
The mobile clinic is a long, lumbering recreational vehicle emblazoned with the words “Health Care for the Community and Homeless Outreach.”
Being homeless means you have no place to go, and it often means you have no way to go. Public transportation can be a luxury for the impoverished with few resources… Read more »
In Berkeley, Calif., Mayor Tom Bates wants to ban sitting on sidewalks, according to the Contra Costa Times.
A new study published in the Journal of Urban Health shows that one in three people experiencing homelessness in the United States is suffering from obesity, making the rate of obesity for the indigent nearly as high as that of the general population. .
Supporters of safety net spending were heartened by the June 5 passage of a D.C. city budget that included $6 million to help move homeless families and poor individuals into affordable apartments and $18 million to build low-cost housing.
Noam Chomsky’s new book, Occupy, published as part of the Occupied Media Pamphlet Series, lays out many arguments first articulated at student meetings and in front of gatherings of … Read more »
In the days before the city council vote on the district’s budget for fiscal year 2013, advocates for the poor and homeless mobilized to make… Read more »
There’s nothing easy about getting pregnant as an unmarried 18-year-old, especially if you’re homeless. On top of hormonal and physical changes, young mothers often have… Read more »
The idea of a homeless publication is revolutionary in Greece, a country in which the family has traditionally served as the social safety net.
Street Sense Co-Founder Ted Henson Interviews D.C.’s mental health chief, Stephen Baron.
It’s 7:30 in the morning on a clear day in early April, and a crowd of about 35 men starts to come together on the… Read more »
News on the movement of homeless people, from the city to the suburbs.
Washington D.C. plan for inclement winter weather (2004).