Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

  • According to a study by the National Center for Family Homelessness, homeless children experience double the rate of learning disabilities as non-homeless children. This report from Medill Reports Chicago on Chicago Public Schools shows similar results.  http://bit.ly/cE40kD
  • Why Houses Cost Less Than Homelessness: Q &A with Rosanne Haggerty Founder of the non-profit Common Ground  http://bit.ly/d7qr0h
  • San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom reports that the city is on track with 10-year plan to end homelessness. Halfway through and 1,679 formerly homeless single adults have been housed. http://ow.ly/1aLeN
  • Last week, the United Nations released the final report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing on her U.S. mission, presenting her findings and recommendations about housing violations in the United States. http://bit.ly/cvmwBU
  • Walt Disney World Resort joins with Clean the World to recycle all the partially used amenities from their nearly 28,000 Central Florida hotel rooms. http://bit.ly/dhxwOP
  • Libraries in San Francisco have found a new way to deal with the increased homeless- hire asocial workers. http://ow.ly/19Rl2

**If you haven’t heard, Our Executive Director Kris Thompson was recently on God Complex Radio sharing one woman’s story of isolation and how she was helped by Calvary, in context of the larger topic of human trafficking. Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/ybb67re

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