Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

  • Families crowding together into single homes because of the bad economy increased the number of homeless families last year, even as the total number of homeless individuals dropped. http://bit.ly/a4BwuN
  • On 6/22, the USICH will release the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. http://bit.ly/cUXwwx
  • The nonprofit community mental health centers tangling with the state over Medicaid payments are expected to make an offer aimed at preventing a total shutdown of services at month’s end. http://bit.ly/d0zSak
  • Protesters gathered in front of the NYPD HQ on Tuesday to speak out against criminalization of those who are homeless. http://bit.ly/awpkCN
  • Families in homeless shelters increased 7% in ’09 (from the USA today) http://bit.ly/cDBFHB
  • HUD releases the 5th Annual Homeless Assessment Report! Summary: homelessness flat, families up. http://bit.ly/aPcOI5
  • According to a new report, the recession pushed an alarming number of New York City children into homelessness in 2009 http://bit.ly/dvtavL
  • 71% of all jobs in DC will require some postsecondary education beyond high school by 2018 http://bit.ly/c8pxFi
  • Minnesota logged more than 6,700 foreclosures during the first 3 months of 2010. http://bit.ly/a7zTSN
  • A great piece on americanprogress.org about affordable housing for low-income families http://bit.ly/dBGS0M
  • This is a very interesting Op-ed from The Huffington Post: Understanding Homelessness in New York City http://huff.to/cwzACY
  • Read the Wall Street Journal Magazine article on Common Ground’s work to end homelessness! http://bit.ly/9pPi49
  • 1% campaign launched in Utah with the ambitious goal to end chronic homelessness in the state by 2014. http://bit.ly/b4dsfn
  • Obesity and diabetes are huge problems for many low-income communities. Healthworks, a nonprofit gym in Boston, is working to change this! http://n.pr/dBHcXk

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