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Housing and News

3 days ago
funded social services, like mental health care, on site. Neighborhood opposition has doomed some proposed conversions in the past, like a plan to convert the Golden Motel in Temple City into apartments for formerly ...
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General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
LGA estimates more than 7,500 affordable homes lost in England due to conversions that do not go through planning systemMore than half of all new homes in some areas have been created by allowing developers to convert offices without building any affordable homes, an impact study of the policy has r[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
Columbia University School of Social Work lecturer recently came to the defense of socialism by blaming capitalism for both world wars and “centuries of slavery.” Professor Anthony Zenkus, who frequently lectures on income inequality and poverty ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
3 days ago
A Guardian investigation reveals that thousands of under-fives are being squeezed into temporary housing with nowhere to safely play or crawlAgne speaks calmly, but the longer she talks, the more obvious it becomes that she is quietly frantic. For nearly two months, she and her 11-month-old daughter[...]
HousingPovertyChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
tate and local governments rely on nonprofits to deliver most social services, from housing to substance abuse treatment to early childhood education. Now those nonprofits, and their government partners, are concerned that the new tax law passed in ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
4 days ago
The housebuilding of the 19th century paved the way for slum tenancies. As inequality rises, miserable living conditions have returnedSame place, different time. It was in the early 1990s that I first walked down Falkner Street in Liverpool. Twenty-five years later and I’ve been back to make the B[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyEducation
4 days ago
ommissioners for Franklin County, the most populous county in the state, spent close to $100 million in 2017 providing social services to its 1.3 million residents. The breadth of those services included providing food, housing, clothing, medical and ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
5 days ago
King’s Fund says physical health services are still getting bigger budgets, five years after ministers promised ‘parity of esteem’Mental health care providers continue to receive far smaller budget increases than hospitals, five years after ministers pledged to create “parity of esteem” be[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
5 days ago
Campaign by Gloucester city council suggesting people who beg on street may not be homeless is termed ‘shameful’A Conservative city council has been criticised for “demonising” rough sleepers by suggesting they may not be homeless and discouraging people from giving them money. Continue read[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Dowager Countess of Lucan, whose husband vanished more than 40 years ago, was found dead at home in SeptemberLady Lucan, whose husband famously vanished more than 40 years ago, has left her fortune to a homeless charity after cutting her children out of her will, Shelter confirmed. Veronica, the Dow[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
he can let me stay in there for a while. And let me get on my feet," said Kaleeo Acatar, a homeless Oakland resident. Protesters say they want more funds redirected to social services to get people off the streets.
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
he New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness Director Cathy Kuhn said three months’ rent is an “enormous barrier” for renters and one she said will greatly inhibit social services from rehousing individuals who become homeless. A variety of types ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
undreds more who have not yet found new housing — or been able to return to their former homes — became ineligible this month for the federal government’s temporary hotel program, sending some social service agencies scrambling to make sure families ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
n addition to housing, social services are offered to give people what they need to find affordable housing. "Once families have moved into permanent housing, we hook them up with a mentor ... to get them adjusted to the area," he said. With minors ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
We reach out to the sheriff’s department, the Janzen House, Room at the Inn, Lutheran Social Services … basically any of the human services or entities that are able to identify homelessness.” More than 40 contacts are expected to be ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Conservatives will debate future of Simon Dudley, who wants police to act against rough sleepers before the royal weddingThe leader of Windsor council is facing an attempt to force him out of his job by fellow Conservatives amid controversy over his call for rough sleepers to be cleared from the str[...]
Housing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Two people who raised £70,000 for homeless man but could not find him have given most to charities, says JustGivingTwo people who personally received more than £70,000 in charity donations pledged for a homeless man hailed a hero after the Manchester Arena attacks say they have yet to spend £21,0[...]
CharitiesHousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Plan by London’s Notting Hill Housing and Genesis to create mega landlord fuels fears that more social housing will be sold off Tenants in west London have warned that a plan to create one of the UK’s biggest housing associations will lead to the social cleansing of poorer families from wealthy [...]
HousingPovertyHousing and
1 week ago
Of course it is distressing to see people sleeping on the street – but we should be demanding real solutions, not using legislation to hide the problemNewport has attracted headlines and opprobrium for considering a blanket ban on begging in the city. Vox pops are made of this, and predictably pas[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
A Cleveland State University professor is so fascinated by the "A Greater Cleveland" series highlighting eight families living in poverty that he plans to use the ongoing series to teach social work and advocacy this spring. Michael A.
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General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
1 week ago
Robert Colvile of the Centre for Policy Studies denies plans to ‘demolish’ the NHS; Mita Dhullipala and Harrison Carter express the hopes and frustrations of medical studentsPolly Toynbee (Opinion, 9 January) refers to a “sinister phalanx of Tory lobbies” pressing for “a royal commission o[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
The Home Office says that asylum seekers deserve ‘safe, habitable’ homes. What too many of them get is filth and squalor
The cramped upstairs box room was meant to be used by one of Duminda’s children, but it is not in a fit state. An old mattress is propped up against the wall, and behind [...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Current policy fails to address the particular needs of homeless people in rural areas, where bad weather and limited shelter make problems worseWhen Storm Caroline swept across the UK in early December and large parts of the country were covered in snow, some people were happy to contemplate a whit[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
recent study, published in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, suggests that different groups of people also talk about depression differently. In particular, poorer black kids discuss their feelings of depression differently than ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
lgin has a robust social service network "that does attract people from other areas," Valdez said. The police department's social service division leads regular Community Assessment and Management of People needing Shelter meetings that bring together ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
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4 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Grameen Bank provides credit without collateral to those who are poor in rural Bangladesh. Aimed primarily at women, these microcredit loans of often no more than $100 are meant to help those who are poor launch small businesses. The bank says it has 8.92 million borrower[...]
 

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407 weeks ago
The Times reports on the Last Homeless Man in Times Square:As long as there have been homeless people sleeping in Times Square, there have been social workers and city officials trying to persuade them to leave.
In the past, the homeless were offered a free ride to one of the city’s warehouse[...]