Latest Homelessness in the United States Stories

2009-07-28 23:40:00

Seven percent of US fifth-graders and their families have experienced homelessness -- 11 percent for blacks -- and it takes a toll, researchers say.

2009-05-21 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric K.

2009-05-11 00:01:00

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2009-04-16 12:22:00

Public-Private Partnership Produced New Building Providing 113 Housing Units for the Homeless LOS ANGELES, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) participated today in the grand opening of the Abbey Apartments, a new building that will provide 113 housing units for low-income, homeless or disabled men and women in downtown Los Angeles.

2009-03-10 11:50:00

NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the largest-ever studies of homeless youth in New York City history, researchers at Columbia University's Center for Homelessness Prevention, in partnership with Covenant House -- the City's largest agency serving street youth, offer a stark portrait of youth disconnected from the world of work and education and with intense histories of family violence. "This has got to be a wake-up call for all of us who care about kids," said Kevin M.

2009-03-03 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) affirms his administration's promise to swiftly address the needs of America's veterans, particularly those who are serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2009-01-30 22:35:23

A study of 205 homeless youth in San Francisco showed whites and African-Americans have starkly different experiences on the streets, researchers said. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, said while the two groups of homeless youth occupied the same geographic spaces, they seemed to inhabit very different worlds. Senior study author Dr.

2008-11-12 00:00:18

A single working parent with two children in Greater Boston earning $16,000 a year, the state's minimum wage, and receiving all the major public support programs available to her can better support her household than she could earning $16 an hour ($32,000 a year) and receiving aid because of the disjointed public work support system, according to a new study released today by Crittenton Women's Union and The Center for Social Policy at the John W.

2008-07-24 12:01:12

By Kristina Andino, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 24--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Cedar Rapids school leaders say they will ask the federal government for $6 million to provide services and free meals this school year to hundreds of students displaced by the June flooding.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.