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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

June 18, 2010
  • Families crowding together into single homes because of the bad economy increased the number of homeless families last year, even as the total number of homeless individuals dropped.
  • On 6/22, the USICH will release the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
  • The nonprofit community mental health centers tangling with the state over Medicaid payments are expected to make an offer aimed at preventing a total shutdown of services at month’s end.
  • Protesters gathered in front of the NYPD HQ on Tuesday to speak out against criminalization of those who are homeless.
  • Families in homeless shelters increased 7% in ’09 (from the USA today)
  • HUD releases the 5th Annual Homeless Assessment Report! Summary: homelessness flat, families up.
  • According to a new report, the recession pushed an alarming number of New York City children into homelessness in 2009
  • 71% of all jobs in DC will require some postsecondary education beyond high school by 2018
  • Minnesota logged more than 6,700 foreclosures during the first 3 months of 2010.
  • A great piece on about affordable housing for low-income families
  • This is a very interesting Op-ed from The Huffington Post: Understanding Homelessness in New York City
  • Read the Wall Street Journal Magazine article on Common Ground’s work to end homelessness!
  • 1% campaign launched in Utah with the ambitious goal to end chronic homelessness in the state by 2014.
  • Obesity and diabetes are huge problems for many low-income communities. Healthworks, a nonprofit gym in Boston, is working to change this!

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