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Homlessness

City In Illinois Prevents Church From Helping Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact

Updated March 24, 2014: 6:10 p.m. EST Many more people will be forced to sleep outside in below freezing temperatures now that the city of Rockford...

Boom and Gloom: Not Everyone's Boat Is Rising

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

The area's economy is booming, and many are living the American dream, but not everyone's boat is rising. Not even close. The reality is that a subclass of workers is emerging that are playing by the rules, and working hard, but ending up in shelters.

Pre-Thanksgiving Stories -- Local Homeless Purges Across Nation

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It's a long-standing media tradition, and not just among the BHLM ("bleeding-heart-liberal-media") to mark Thanksgiving by paying some attention -- be it sincere or merely dutiful -- to those citizens who clearly don't have a lot to be thankful for.

Homes for the Homeless: How You Can Help

Joe Moreno | Posted 05.27.2013 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Once you dig into the numbers, the picture becomes even uglier. People tend to have an image/stereotype of what homelessness looks like, and as is the often the case with stereotypes, they are dead wrong.

Why City's Homeless Pop Is Swelling

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 04.22.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE -- When Robert Jordan was released from jail, he planned to leave immediately for a job in Tampa. But for lack of a $55 bus ticket --...

Think Twice Before You Slice

Chuck Bean | Posted 07.02.2012 | DC
Chuck Bean

Investing in critical safety-net programs will assure our region continues on the path to recovery. We want to ensure that the people who work in Arlington can also afford to live there.