Posts Tagged as "Poverty"

I Found Out My Long-Lost Friend was Homeless. So We Caught Up…

Jul. 6, 2017 / By
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"I lost contact with him after high school and was pretty shocked to know a friend of mine was living in the streets."

People’s State Of The City Brings Top Issues To Light

May. 28, 2015 / By
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The event tackled the seven top issues affecting Long Beach, including poverty, jobs, housing, education, the environment, community safety, and immigrant rights.

For Low-Income Residents, Clinic Offers Free Pet Services

May. 19, 2015 / By
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Nationwide there are an estimated 10,000 more animals than there are homes for them, and every year, approximately 2.7 million animals, mostly cats and dogs, are euthanized in the U.S.

This Time It Was Me: One Young Person’s Struggle With Homelessness

Jul. 29, 2014 / By
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Ed note: In America, a person is considered to be in poverty if they make under $11,000 a year, meaning most people with minimum wage jobs are in poverty and one in 45 children in the U.S...

The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

Mar. 12, 2014 / By
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New America Media, Profile, Viji Sundaram

Photo: Brenda Washington in her tiny room, its shared bathroom down the hall. ..

Youth Speak Out on Food Stamps Cuts

Nov. 13, 2013 / By
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New America Media, First Person, We’Ced staff

Editor’s Note: In 2009, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits – commonly known as food stamps — by 13.6 percent, as a way to bring relief to struggling Americans during the economic recession...

NewsLongBeach: The Challenge of Affordable Housing

Nov. 1, 2013 / By
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Produced by Michelle Zenarosa

Affordable housing is a constant struggle for many who live in Long Beach...

Millions Face Cuts In Food Assistance

Aug. 10, 2013 / By
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The Arab American News

DEARBORN, Mich. — In Michigan, 1.8 million people will see a cut in their food assistance benefits this fall, when a temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps — is set to expire, according to a new report from the Washington, D.C.-based..

Housing Long Beach Outlines Priorities For Upcoming Housing Element Of City’s General Plan

Jun. 5, 2013 / By
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By Samantha Mehlinger – Staff Writer, Long Beach Business Journal

Housing Long Beach (HLB) is advocating priorities to be included in the city’s updated Housing Element draft, which is being reviewed by the city’s planning commission and released to the public June 20...

1 Minute And 45 Seconds That’ll Make You Think Twice About Poverty

Jun. 5, 2013 / By
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Let’s dialogue on this.

In their new book, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, co-authors Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube describe the recent rapid rise in suburban poverty and lay out a new metropolitan policy agenda that uses limited resources in more effective ways to create better connections between low-income residents and economic opportunity region-wide...

Hotel Workers Won a Living Wage– Now What?

Nov. 29, 2012 / By
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It was about 9 p.m. on election night at Pizza Pi Restaurant on Broadway and Lime...