Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

  • An excellent article from the The Huffington Post about the TANF Emergency Fund and what’s at state if the Senate doesn’t act soon: Subsidized Jobs Programs Peaking as Expiration Looms. http://huff.to/ctRwzT
  • Obama Administration unveils Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.http://bit.ly/d0AkXk
  • There has been a ton in the news this week about the new Federal Plan to end homelessness. Here’s Change.org’s assessment http://bit.ly/975KIe
  • Here are a few more Op-eds on “Opening Doors” (the new Federal plan to end homelessness) http://bit.ly/a31433 and http://bit.ly/91CMCZ
  • Congress should renew unemployment insurance benefits, COBRA & state fiscal relief to boost economy http://bit.ly/dnjQJG
  • About 2.5 million homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure in the housing crisis so far, and black and Latino borrowers have been disproportionately affected. http://bit.ly/9fzsG2
  • In May Nevada reported the highest unemployment rate among the states, 14 percent. Michigan’s unemployment rate is 13.6 percent, which represented a 0.4 percent drop for the month. This is the first time since April 2006 that a state other than Michigan has posted the highest rate. http://bit.ly/bFoNtK
  • Eight months after desperate crowds elbowed each other at Cobo Center for federal emergency housing money, less than 8 percent of Detroit’s $15.2 million has been spent, according to federal reports. http://bit.ly/cZpZfD

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