Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

  • Under a new city proposal, those who are homeless in New York City and live in shelters, but have jobs, would be required to put part of their wages into savings. http://bit.ly/9XlGT9
  • As Memorial Day approaches, this op-ed piece from the Huffington Post argues in favor of creating permanent supportive housing for veterans.  http://huff.to/aszrIA
  • “Making Public Housing Work for Families” writes HUD Sec Donovan on Huffington Post http://huff.to/bK8ge7
  • Federal funds keep Fairfax County, VA homeless programs afloat. http://bit.ly/cbbpIe
  • The Implications of HUD’s Five-Year Strategic Plan. From the National Alliance to End Homelessness blog. http://bit.ly/a48leD
  • Those who are homeless are 10 times less likely to get the health care they need than people in the general population. http://bit.ly/9B1Xji
  • The story of  two people- Ellen and Henry- elderly and homeless … http://bit.ly/ay9fPK
  • Halfway home: Is Denver’s 10 year homelessness program working?  http://bit.ly/c3Zvpm
  • New York City has seen a 34% increase (2009 vs. 2010) in the number of individuals living on the streets http://bit.ly/draJIL
  • Springfield, Oregon has new parking meters, but there are no plans to charge residents for downtown parking.  Instead, the red parking meters are an effort to raise money to help those who are homeless. http://dlvr.it/19nby

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