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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



The Guise of Homelessness Has Many Forms
Homelessness may, or may not, be obvious. It can take many forms and often difficult to spot. People, who have been homeless, or those who have been pushed to the brink of homelessness, say that...more

VA Collaborates With Nonprofits to Solve Veteran Homelessness
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) focuses on veteran households that are still quite resilient, but need immediate short-term support to resolve their housing crises. VA partners with...more

Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Fought Homelessness and Addiction
Randall Lewis used to be homeless and afflicted with drug and alcohol addiction. But with some assistance from Room in the Inn, a homeless shelter in Nashville, he was able to find work and a place...more

Veteran Homeless Rates in Decline, But Unemployment Still Remains
In a recent census, the number of homeless veterans has declined. However, veterans seeking better employment opportunities find it difficult to land good jobs. Due to lack of quality jobs,...more

Quality of Life Crimes: Legal System Fails to Make Reforms for Homelessness
After serving in prison, inmates who get out of jail return to life of homelessness and burdening society with "victimless crimes" or more known as quality of life crimes. These quality of life...more

Mayor Bill de Blasio Pulls Out Homeless Children from Notorious City-run Shelters
Following the landmark five-part series on the plight of 12-year old Dasani Coates and her family, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration swiftly took action by removing homeless kids in two...more

NY Nonprofit Aims to End Homelessness and Addiction
Project Renewal launched a culinary training program that trains people for food service jobs in hopes of ending cycles of homelessness, addiction and jail time. With its Nonprofit Comfort Food...more

Minnesota Cities Vow to End Homelessness among Veterans
Minnesota twin cities - Minneapolis and St. Paul - have pledged to shelter every veteran by 2015. The Twin Cities have been working to eradicate veteran homelessness for years. The first step is...more






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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