Homelessness & Poverty

Chook Chook: Saving the Farm

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I was delighted to see further modern housing for those with care needs being built in Elgin. Their situation derives from a historical pattern of exclusion, marginalisation and geographical isolation. I asked what his name was, he replied "Scott". That way the gap between the rich and the poor only gets bigger and bigger, making it harder for impoverished populations to catch up with the well-off. In 1970, the world’s rich countries agreed to give 0.7% of their gross national income as official international development aid, annually.
Surviving the Dust Bowl (Eye on History Graphic Illustrated)

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This may sound as if we have imbibed a value system which drug addicts responsible for all the problems. Kelly lists a number of factors that she believes to be responsible for the black majority among the homeless, including a history of oppression via Jim Crow and the methodology of Willie Lynch, as well as the decline of the black family. Moves on to examine the New York City Police Department through interviews with police officers and others. 18 min.
What to Do When Your Family Can't Afford Health Care (Let's

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This session will include an overview of federal efforts and progress toward ending family homelessness. Still others are training administrators, teachers, counselors, and bus drivers on how to best serve homeless kids and meet their needs. “These trends are heartbreaking yet entirely predictable, given the federal government’s chronic absenteeism in community discussions about affordable housing for low-income families,” Ruth White, executive director of the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare, said in a statement. “For over a decade Congress has ignored its responsibility to fill yawning gaps in housing options for low income families – and left America’s public schools to deal with the consequences.
Oliver's Hunger Dragon

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People always fall through the cracks.� Paul Krugman (1998): "Americans (or at least the top few percent of the income distribution) have gotten into a sort of arms race of conspicuous consumption that, like most arms races, consumes huge quantities of resources, yet in the end changes little." Unlike poverty, which concentrates on the situation of those at the bottom of society, inequality shows how resources are distributed across the whole society.
Dancing in Cadillac Light

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The DTA worker and DTA lawyer were also at the hearing. Urban renewal and government investments over the years have provided playgrounds, better schools, and safe sports facilities for communities that have been overlooked for decades. Would I be afforded those same rights as those all around me? The same question is the subject of several articles in the Atlantic Monthly. MARC MORIAL (National Urban League): The best anti-poverty program is not a new social program, but a robust jobs program that prepares, trains, and puts people back to work, that expands the economy.
Asphalt Angels

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Cruz, who is a former youth minister, said, "In fact, the poor are among the hardest-working, strongest, most selfless people I know, often holding two or three jobs to keep their families together for one more day." The argument that inner-city poverty comes primarily from the individual weaknesses of poor people simply cannot be sustained. Over the past few months, Nation intern Christie Thompson has made this blog better with her keen insights, writing and organizational ability.
Crossing the Wire

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Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1981. Follow these two girls for three years, as they try to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system. This film takes a hard look at the farmers who can't hold on to their land, the homeless and the 20 million Americans who still don't have enough to eat, and asks how long can we ignore the nightmare of poverty. 1987. 57 min.
Under the Rainbow (Fluffy & Fred) (Volume 9)

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Caretakers, the doctor and nurses witnessed positive changes in both his health and demeanor. The Reagan administration attempted to cut not only public assistance but also other forms of social insurance. Not all work is created equal: homeless substance abusers and marginal employment. Some see inequality as so intolerable that they regard increasing the income of the wealthy as a 'bad thing," even if that increased income does not come at anyone elses expense.
The Paper House (Orca Young Readers)

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HVRP's Impact on Homeless Veteran Services — All of the organizations that participated in this project offered employment assistance to homeless veterans to some degree before they received HVRP funding. Nuaire has been inventing and developing ventilation strategies to cure mould and condensation for over 50 years. In most cases, it is well above recommended norms. We need entities that are committed all year-long to making sure that homeless citizens have an opportunity to live lives of self-sufficiency and productivity.
Small Gains

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S. did lead the world in new citizenships, with 898,000. On view at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum through September 23, 2007. " "Chris Sorensen(vocal, acoustic guitar), Jason Foster(bass), Satoya Foster(vocal), Tyler Bussey(Electric & Acoustic guitar), Tim Newton(drums), Garnet Walters(Keys), Anna Leinbach(vocal, violin) " Christian worship band unites with advocacy organization to feed the hungry at home and abroad By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Wednesday, June 4, 2008 "WASHINGTON D.