"The homeless population in Massachusetts increased faster than in any other state in the nation, rising 40 percent since 2007 even as overall homelessness in the country declined, according to a report issued Thursday by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. But less than 4 percent of the homeless in Massachusetts live on the streets — on […]
"Their new app — it’s also their first — QuickWIC, is for people enrolled in WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), which supplements the nutrition of pregnant women, nursing moms, and infants and children up to age five. Rather than focusing on the application process, as Easy Food Stamps does, QuickWIC is geared toward helping mothers already in the prog […]
" The Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia announced Thursday that 2,000 new, four-year scholarships were available to help low-income city families send their children to nonpublic schools for kindergarten through eighth grade. The scholarships begin with the 2015-16 academic year. Established in 1998, Children's Scholarship Fund Philadel […]
"CHIP provides coverage for 8 million children or so throughout the course of the year who would otherwise be uninsured because their parents work and make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford the high cost of private insurance … Before CHIP, the uninsured rate among kids was about 15 percent. Today it’s about 7 percent. It’s […]
"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 […]
"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."
"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 […]