Archive for the ‘Grassroots’ Category

19Jul

One in 30 American Children Is Homeless, Report Says

So many families are living on the edge of poverty, that one little setback can push them into the abyss of homelessness.

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19Jul

Utah’s Strategy for the Homeless: Give Them Homes

By the end of 2015, the chronically homeless population of Utah may be virtually gone. And the secret is quite simple: Give homes to the homeless.

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19Jul

Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach Pays Off for Rural America

$24 billion is a great deal of asset-building change. That’s the annual dollar value of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) claims for working families in rural America.

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19Jul

How the Cycle of Chronic Homelessness Begins—and Ends

Untreated mental illness, addiction, and childhood trauma can spin a life out of control. This is a story about taking it back.

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19Jul

Eugene, Oregon’s Radical Solution to Homelessness: A Bare-Bones Shed Village

None of the structures in Opportunity Village pass dwelling codes, but the community is a grassroots attempt at the newly embraced Housing First model.

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19Jul

VITA Plus: Linking Tax Clients to Benefits Screening

VITA Plus services take full advantage of existing intervention opportunities, streamlining benefits screening, and connecting people directly to social services – and it can deliver big returns for vulnerable populations.

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19Jul

Struggling to Get Out of Poverty: The “Two Generation” Approach

How to best help low-income families and help them break the poverty cycle has been long debated. An experimental program in Oklahoma is trying an approach that provides pre-school as well as job training and other support for families.

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19Jul

These Are The Best (And Worst) Places In America To Raise Kids

The 25th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book, which details the overall well-being of children in America, showed mixed results in its report. Despite the fact that more and more children are living in poverty, the nation’s kids are generally getting better educations and leading healthier lives.

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19Jul

‘I’ve Built Robots’: Homeless People In Poignant Video Remind Us It Can Happen To Anyone

Stories are highlighted in Rethink Homelessness, a campaign created by the nonprofit Impact Homelessness, to change damaging stereotypes about those living without stable shelter.

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19Jul

The Changing Picture of Poverty: When Hard Work is “Just Not Enough”

Pam Fessler of NPR asks the question: What does it mean to be poor in America today?

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