Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“The survey results will be used to help build a case for legislation designed to protect the civil rights of homeless people to use public space, vote, feel safe, obtain legal help, social services and education.”  A Homeless Bill of Rights (Street Sense)

“The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is funded through the Recovery Act and from funds that don’t expire for another year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.” 66 questions and answers about the government shutdown (USA Today)

“Providers and managed-care organizations who serve residents enrolled in Medicaid or the locally funded D.C. Healthcare Alliance were set to receive checks Friday for services already rendered. Those checks — totaling $89.2 million — are now on hold, said Health Care Finance Director Wayne Turnage, and will remain on hold until the shutdown breaks.” Shutdown will halt D.C. Medicaid payments (Washington Post)

“But LGBT youth continue to be disproportionately represented among homeless youth in our country, and their experiences of homelessness continue to be characterized by violence, discrimination, poor health, and unmet needs.”  Seeking Shelter: The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth (Think Progress)

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