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Utah Employers who employ the Homeless may be Eligible for Tax Credit
A bill passed by the Utah House will enable Utah employers who hire homeless people to have a limited number of tax credits. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City backed the HB140 bill, where...more



Bloomberg Caught Deriding Rise in Homelessness
Philanthropist and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shirks at the responsibility for the increase of homelessness under his tenure. The Mayor says even the rich can get free housing support and...more

Helping Homeless in Hillsborough with Legal Issues
Hillsborough lawyers are helping to bring the national Project HELP to the area. These lawyers volunteer with the Homeless Experience Legal Protection to spend an hour and a half at Metropolitan...more

Fresno City Plans to Spend $1 Million for Homeless
Fresno City plans to spend $1 million this year for rental assistance for the homeless. Plans were discussed during a two-hour workshop on homelessness. A coordinated effort between nonprofits,...more

Homeless School-Age Children Hits Record High
In a recent census, 1.1 million children are at an increased risk of falling behind, dropping out and joining either the criminal justice system or the welfare system by being homeless. The...more

Homeless Summit Pinpoints Greater Communal Role
A summit with homeless liaisons recognizes ways and key solutions to bolster partnerships and coordinate services. However, a point that was touched on through the summit: how to make others aware...more

An Act to Support Homeless Shelters: Both Sections Should Be Passed
The L.D. 1717, An Act to Support Homeless Shelters, a bill proposed by Lewiston Democratic Sen. Margaret Craven, is comprised of two sections. The first section proposes funding for homeless youth...more

Research Finds Competition Can Spur Homeless to Save More
A research paper entitled titled "Competition As a Savings Incentive: A Field Experiment at a Homeless Shelter" details at the saving behavior of the working homeless. The authors of the study...more

How Do Homeless in Tennessee Get Help for Mental Illness
Michael Rabkin, Director of Media Relations at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, answers how the homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee. WGNS Radio...more




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