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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

February 19, 2010
  • A New York Times article discusses new research showing that eviction is a particular burden on low-income minority women, often single mothers, who are vulnerable to losing apartments because their wages or public benefits have not kept up with housing costs.
  • Despite new jobs that have been created, unemployment for the bottom 10% of income earners remains shockingly high at 31%.
  • Homelessness is not just an inner-city issue There is a rising tide of suburban homelessness, especially for women and families.
  • VA governor to propose cuts to homeless, domestic violence services:
  • The story of one young families falling into homelessness, which has become a startling national trend.
  • Time Magazine discusses the growing trend of those who are homeless living in their cars as a last refuge before the streets. .
  • Former MLB star Mo Vaughn is now helping NYC by working to preserve affordable housing & improve distressed properties.

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