"Under Mayor Ed Murray’s proposed budget, the city would spend more than $35 million on homeless services. Bagshaw wants to dedicate several million additional dollars to help nonprofits and faith institutions (and maybe schools and community centers) shelter homeless people. To her credit, advocates say the idea has potential. But the road between pote […]
"As the year draws to a close, women’s health advocates in Pennsylvania are concerned that the governor will allow a family planning program to lapse without ensuring that low-income residents can maintain uninterrupted access to their birth control. An estimated 90,000 women are currently at risk of losing the free reproductive health coverage they get […]
"A new study found state budget cuts to public universities nationwide have deterred many low- and middle-income students from attending college. The Center for American Progress found that 38 states cut the amount of spending per student during the fiscal period of 2008 to 2012, said Elizabeth Baylor, associate director of postsecondary education at th […]
"Now the New Communities Initiative is in serious trouble, with the biggest news in its 10th year being a city-commissioned report detailing its fundamental failings. The recommendations for reviving the program in the report by Quadel Consulting and Training only magnify the danger. Underneath the measured, wonkish tones is an unmistakable message: New […]
"It’s been two years since Sandy hit the East Coast and destroyed 37,000 primary residences in New Jersey alone. While the storm proved a golden opportunity for real estate buyers in search of shorefront bargains, the property damage left many middle- and working-class residents in Monmouth County towns like Union Beach struggling to stay afloat. Monmou […]
"The new owners of Town Apartments are converting the building at 1511 1st St. into strictly market-rate units, meaning people like Griffin have to find a new rental that will accept the federal assistance. She has until Friday at 6 p.m. to move out."
"South Hampton Roads' five cities collectively spend an estimated $31 million each year due, in full or in part, to a lack of stable housing for the region's young and vulnerable, according to calculations by ODU's James V. Koch and Gary A. Wagner."
"Cities have tried numerous strategies to control their unruly behavior, from bombarding them with citations to hiring private security guards and installing cameras on street corners. Cash-strapped communities say they don't have the money to hire more police officers, and some doubt law enforcement is the solution anyway. In Santa Barbara, leader […]
"Bloomberg Philanthropies is leading a coalition of organizations that aims to raise the number of top-performing students from lower-income families who attend colleges with six-year graduation rates of at least 70%."
"High school seniors are set to participate in College Application Day. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education says the event Tuesday tries to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other post-secondary credentials."