Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“Holtom took 13 of the shelter’s guests to a photo studio and asked them to dress and pose exactly as they would want to be seen.” 13 Portraits that Humanize the Homeless (Fast Company)

“The proposals aimed at improving mental health crisis response include expanding the number of beds available for patients at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, as well as providing additional resources at Western State Hospital in Staunton.” Mental health initiatives announced in Va (Washington Post)

“The shortage of affordable rentals for the poor has meant an increased number of homeless people and families. That often means churning through housing options, spending a few days with friends, a few weeks with relatives, a few months in short-term rentals.” With Rental Demand Soaring, Poor are Feeling Squeezed (New York Times)

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