Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

  • A group of Philadelphia third graders went before City Council Thursday to draw attention to the problem and let officials know the community needs to come together to end it. http://bit.ly/9EqzB5
  • Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed cuts in San Francisco will put more mentally ill individuals on the streets. http://bit.ly/9M11gP
  • The federal government is looking for a new definition of homelessness and taking suggestions. How would you define it? http://bit.ly/aaBT15
  • Despite highest rate of homelessness in city history, NYC is slated for substantial funding and service cuts in FY11. http://bit.ly/b1VwNC
  • The criminalization of homelessness continues in Colorado. http://bit.ly/a1vQRS
  • Human Rights Watch has released a new report about California youth in foster care with some startling results. At least 20 percent of the 4,000 who are released from foster care each year end up homeless. http://bit.ly/ajOl08
  • Some good suggestions on how to help those who are homeless beat the heat from Change.org. http://bit.ly/9cBrzS
  • Sam Batko gives us an inside look into the fight to end homelessness in Fairfax County: from the National Alliance to End Homelessness blog. http://bit.ly/d1lEvC

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