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Advocates for Homeless Youth Lobbies for Better Housing
Youth homeless supporters in Connecticut claimed that there is a need for better housing to safely house young people in crisis. According to a report, Invisible No More, released by the homeless...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

Massachusetts in Deep Crunch to End Homelessness
According to census data, record numbers of homeless families are constricting the Massachusetts' shelter system. For homeless advocates, shelter operators, state officials and the homeless...more

Seacoast Sees Escalating Rates of Homeless Students
Holiday season sees homelessness surge as winter housing costs rise. According to JoAnne Simons, director of pupil instruction and support for the Portsmouth school district, it's not surprising for...more

Homeless Teens in Houston: Hard to Count
Houston, in an effort to improve its human services, was in a federal pilot program testing a myriad of ways to count homeless young adults. However, it seems that homeless teens are hard to...more

East Harlem Merchants Group Plans to Pay Homeless for E. 125th St. Cleanup
An East Harlem merchants group campaigns to cleaning up E. 125th St. by paying the homeless to do it. The New Harlem East Merchants Association, has began raising funds for its campaign, which...more

New York City ID Card to Help Immigrants and the Homeless
A New York City municipal card being planned by supporters that would help immigrants in the country as well as the homeless will hold so much more than just being a mere government-issued...more

Annual Count Reveals Increase in New Hampshire’s Homeless Population
The state Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services administered the annual one-day count showing an increase in New Hampshire's homeless population. Compared to last year, the number of sheltered...more

Homelessness Agreement to be Extended with $115 Million Funding
The states and Commonwealth in Australia have entered into a national agreement to address homelessness. The homelessness agreement will be extended with a $115 million funding from the Coalition....more

Advocates Plead $100 Million to End Homelessness in Minnesota
Homeless advocates flocked to the State Capitol to lobby legislators in rolling out $100 million in funds to shelter the homeless in Minnesota. The hefty amount would fund 5,000 units across...more






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Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return to the heyday of adventure playgrounds.”




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