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Housing and Poverty News

14 hours ago
t showcases various homes and buildings around the community that are decorated for the holidays. Dove is social services organization that includes among its services a domestic violence program, an early education program, financial and housing help for ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
20 hours ago
Philip Hammond has little room for manoeuvre on public services, but needs to act on housing and health, as well as letting councils know where they standBy early afternoon on 22 November, we will know the chancellor’s answers for next year to the two eternal questions of public spending – how b[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and Ca
21 hours ago
Don’t blame the 92% of English councils that haven’t built enough homes. Their hands have been tied by central government
England is not building enough homes. Recently released estimates of housing need show that of the 265,936 homes needed in 2015-16, only 189,650 were built – a 29% shor[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
Alongside the human costs, cuts have hurt our economy, and we’ve now reached a dangerous tipping point, say Joseph Stiglitz, Ha-Joon Chang and 111 othersSeven years of austerity has destroyed lives. An estimated 30,000 excess deaths can be linked to cuts in NHS spending and the social care crisis [...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationH
1 day ago
he model focuses on the integration of counseling into other social services like housing and foreclosure prevention, workforce development, prisoner reentry, benefits access and domestic violence services, to name a few. Other cities chosen for the ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationCriminal Justice
1 day ago
ntended to help the homeless in Mobile, the event had free Thanksgiving dinners available for people served by The Homeless Coalition, Waterfront Mission, Sybil Smith Family Village and Catholic Social Services in Mobile. "He has a giving heart," Kathleen ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
magine, if you will, a place where those who have been pushed out of housing due to high rents or the inability to find living wage jobs, could have a roof over their heads, access to social services, mental health services and public transportation all ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
ntended to help the homeless in Mobile, the event had free Thanksgiving dinners available for people served by The Homeless Coalition, Waterfront Mission, Sybil Smith Family Village and Catholic Social Services in Mobile. "He has a giving heart," Kathleen ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
hat visit prompted a job offer. Aronovici quit his research position in Philadelphia in 1917 to become director of social services for the charitable organization that business mogul Amherst Wilder created a decade earlier to help St. Paul's poor.
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyMinorities and Immigration
3 days ago
ll of them had frequent contact with four county departments: Public Health, Behavioral Wellness, Social Services and the Sheriff’s Office. One thing that did change was the leading cause of death. In 2015, it was blunt force trauma. In 2016 ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
3 days ago
Guardian readers on the economic divisions facing BritainBefore anyone leaps with joy at the commercial prospects of the Oxford-Cambridge sprawl belt (Hammond urged to invest £7bn in transport links for new towns, 17 November), they should read Larry Elliott’s bleak exposition of the two nations [...]
Housing and Poverty
3 days ago
Exclusive: Expert estimate suggests figure local authorities are on course to lay out this year could instead be used to fund 8,000 council homesCouncils are on course to spend more than £1bn on commercial property this year, investing more in shopping centres, country clubs, hotels, offices and ot[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
Social angst contributes to ill health; there is much that can be done locally to combat this, but government action is needed tooTheresa May, in her first speech as prime minister, stood on the steps of Downing Street and referred to the glaring injustice of gaps in life expectancy and declared her[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
There is little incentive to build houses where they are needed most, across the whole of the country, not just London. We need a proper national planJonathan Manns is director of planning, Colliers International Theresa May has pledged to take “personal charge” of the government’s housing str[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
year pilot scheme will commence inthis December and is expected to ...
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General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
nexploded bombs may lurk in the part of Marawi where troops battled Maute Group rebels holed up in some of the buildings, a city social services worker said. The refugee shelter, built in the rain forest on a hilltop site originally for flood evacuation ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
Peabody Trust says 42-day wait means 60,000 households, with over 40,000 children, will receive no income until after festive seasonClaimants signing on to universal credit from this week will not receive any income before Christmas because of the existing 42-day wait for payment, putting the financ[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
earned dollars to afford rent... [but] it actually costs us more money in social services to provide for people who are living on the street, because they end up in the hospital, they end up in jail. Housing creates the level of ...
I have to spend my hard via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
4 days ago
o look at some of the things we’ve been doing and we look at what our social service providers are doing.” Recently, the city did a partnership with Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to conduct a demographic survey of its homeless community.
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
ears ago, rules prevented social service providers from locating in downtown’s ... Mission President Jeff Lilley said “You bring it all in and concentrate social services, then you go, ‘Man, I don’t feel safe in Pioneer Square,’ and you have ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
Lincolnshire property firm sends formal notice of possession to all tenants in case universal credit leads to rent arrearsA Lincolnshire property company has defended threatening all of its tenants with eviction if they fail to pay their rent because of delays in receiving universal credit payments,[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
Grassroots organisations are springing up to combat a woeful response by central government to the housing crisisKennedy Walker is a campaigner and writerThe thinktank IPPR published a report on 10 November, revealing that 92% of councils in England are failing to deliver enough affordable housing. [...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
We asked seven people to keep diaries for a month to document the reality of being disabled in Britain today. Frances Ryan reflects on the issues that arose – public transport, employment, housing, attitudes – and meets four of the diaristsSeven things you should stop saying and doing to disable[...]
Housing and PovertyDisabilities
6 days ago
Mission Australia calls for 60,000 additional social housing dwellings to be built for older people Not long ago, Henry Wilson, 73, could count his worldly possessions on both hands. He was sleeping rough at Sydney’s Central Station. With him, he had just a sleeping bag, shoes, joggers, socks, pan[...]
Housing and Poverty
6 days ago
UFFALO, N.Y. – A University at Buffalo social work researcher will use a $2.4 million grant ... a history of mistrust and the strain of poor communication weakens dealings between social service agencies and tribal governments. “It’s states and ...
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398 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[...]
 
400 weeks ago
From the NYT:The Bloomberg administration said Friday that the number of people living on New York’s streets and subways soared 34 percent in a year, signaling a setback in one of the city’s most intractable problems.
Appearing both startled and dismayed by the sharp increase, a year after [...]