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Members of a Burma civil society group comprised of lawyers, journalists, women social rights advocates, among others, have embarked on a trip to Colombo to meet with and learn from the experiences...more
A report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals an increase in the numbers of elderly that are at risk of homelessness in the private rental market.
Housing for the Aged Action...more
According to a recent report by Forbes Insights, the latest research provider, 77% of philanthropists have stated that they do not want their charitable efforts announced or publicized.
Laura Nabors, an associate professor of human services in the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), will present new research that documents play...more
In an effort to eliminate neighborhood blight, Chicago is giving away vacant lots for just $1 each. There's a catch, however. To obtain one, you must already own a home on the same block.
The Modesto City Council has recently announced it would approve two programs that would spend up to $450,000 in federal budget to boost the economic way of living of low- and moderate-income...more
French civil society groups and labor unions come together to launch an ethical clothing campaign designed to support the payment of decent wages to workers in Asia and Africa.
The groups have...more
Grand Rapids received $615,552 in funds from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
The funds will be used towards six commercial rehabilitation projects and 27...more
Soap Cycling is a social enterprise that collects used soap bars from hotels, processes them, and works with NGOs to circulate processed soap to children and families in disadvantaged Asian...more
An Urban Institute report, New Perspectives on Homeownership Tax Incentives, documents three tax reforms that address to promote homeownership through a channel other than the deductibility of...more