In Berkeley, Calif., Mayor Tom Bates wants to ban sitting on sidewalks, according to the Contra Costa Times.
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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 »
Readers around the world are getting more of their news from digital sources. And newspapers sold by the homeless are trying to keep up with the times.
In Alexandria, Va. the city council has approved a controversial proposal to demolish hundreds of low-end garden apartments in favor of high-density development.
Twenty million Americans now re-
ceive health care services through 8,500 community health centers, up from 17 million four years
ago, according to a new report issued by the White House.
A look at hidden communities in the D.C metro area.
Last Christmas Eve, Deborah Wade, 58, was left broken-hearted by her husband. She was also left with rent and bills she could not pay. By January 12, the new life she had worked so hard to build had crumbled away.
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.
A spotlight on a Diaper Bank in the nation’s capital
Parkside/Kenilworth school will offer free childcare and educational development
Transportation in the Washington, D.C., metro region is frustrating — and expensive — for anyone.
Every Tuesday from 3p.m. to 4 p.m., guests of Miriam’s Kitchen are encouraged to come to the dining room and participate in Miriam’s Studio yoga session.
An interview with people participated in the Run for Shelter run.
The Run for Shelter, an event held to raise awareness about homelessness in the affluent Virginia suburb and benefit a local shelter that has served the community since 1988.
For Run for Shelter participant Tyrone Duncan, the problem of homelessness was a very personal one.
After holding 82 hours of hearings and weighing the testimony of 450 witnesses, a D.C. City Council committee voted May 2 to reject Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed human services budget for Fiscal Year 2013.