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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“That’s another big difference for poor families today. They might have TVs and cell phones, but researchers say they can be more disconnected than ever, from neighbors, work, family, all those social networks that help people through life. 
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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,…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“The report recommends that D.C. pass a Homeless Bill of Rights. Michael Stoops, the Director of Community Organizing at NCH, tells DCist that the city’s anti-discrimination law does not currently include homeless people.” Report: Majority…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“Nearly 23 million Americans live with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Very few of these men and women are potential mass-murderers; they need help for their own we…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“The affordable housing proposal also includes a $1 million increase in the home purchase assistance program, $300,000 for a Ward 7 and 8 homeownership campaign and a $250,000 increase to the Office of the Tenant Advocate’s emergency housing…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“Climbing above the poverty line has become more daunting in recent years, as the composition of the nation’s low-wage work force has been transformed by the Great Recession, shifting demographics and other factors.”  Low-Wage Workers Are Find…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“The SAMHSA paper comes amid increasing scrutiny of the ability of America’s health care system to handle issues of mental illness.” Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Suffers From Mental Illness Each Year (Newsweek) “In the year since revealing his sec…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“A lack of partitions . . . created an environment in which families with young children had insufficient privacy when changing and sleeping, ruled Administrative Law Judge John P. Dean.” Judge’s Ruling Complicates How DC Deals with Homeless Fa…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“By proposing legislation to the council, Gray will throw the issue back to his four leading challengers before the primary, forcing them to consider a possible means of easing the homeless crisis.” D.C. mayor asks for emergency legislation to de…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“’It really changes your perception of the problem of homelessness and the people who end up being homeless,’ said Cooper.” Anderson Cooper: How I see Homeless People Now (CBS) “Studies estimate that the city’s affordable housing stock ha…
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