Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

  • A story about youth homelessness – and the importance of building a bridge for former foster youth http://bit.ly/a0a8iD
  • The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project began a program to donate extra food from two dining halls to New Haven’s homeless http://tinyurl.com/yeyowun
  • The federal government announced on Tuesday that it would begin a new measurement of poverty next year http://ow.ly/1dJJA
  • Homelessness, Recession Examined in Quarterly Report of the Federal Homelessness Prevention Program (from NAEH) http://bit.ly/9T5lb6
  • DC General shelters are overflowing with women and children- some of which got to step out of the shelter and into the White House. http://tinyurl.com/yhwkvrt
  • A chart showing the percentage of household income spent on housing. Half of those in poverty are spending over 50% of income on housing. http://twitpic.com/16220d

** This past Monday marked the first day of Women’s History Month. Learn more about the history and this year’s theme, Writing Women Back into History, here: http://tinyurl.com/ya973mp

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