Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“The 288,000 figure for April was the best monthly increase since January 2012.” U.S. Payrolls Gained 288,000 Jobs In April, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.3% (New York Times)

“From Regina, a veteran who now builds houses for people in need, to Lane, studying at a top university on a full ride scholarship, these 10 formerly homeless people prove there’s only one way to go once you’ve hit rock bottom.” 10 Formerly Homeless People Who Used Rock Bottom As A Springboard To Greatness (Huffington Post)

“Of the 165,000 affordable housing units created or preserved under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, fewer than 10,000 were set aside for older residents, the Council of Senior Centers and Services said in a recent report urging Mr. Bloomberg’s successor, Bill de Blasio, to increase those numbers.” Up in Years and All but Priced Out of New York (New York Times)

“To really make a difference for survivors of domestic violence, our legislators, law enforcement and judges need to develop a definition of domestic violence that truly reflects the crime in all of its forms.” Domestic Violence Is Not Merely a Type of  ‘Violence’ (Huffington Post)

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