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Memphis: Project Homeless event draws 1,200

Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, and part of the city and county plans to end homelessness, the event brought together over 825 volunteers and 1,200 people seeking services.

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There is HOPE for Memphis homeless

The Shelby County Commission, in a 9 to 1 vote, agreed to provide $450,000 to help fund programs and housing for people currently experiencing homelessness.

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Occupy Memphis: Sixteen days and counting

Occupy Memphis features several caucuses devoted to women's rights, diversity, homelessness, LGBT, anti-Capitalism, and Agnosticism/Atheism. The protests have been peaceful and widely supported by the citizens of the Mid-South.

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White House announces plan to end homelessness

A dramatic new plan to end homelessness within a decade was announced by the Obama administration this week.

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Rights group says California abuses children

A recent Human Rights Watch report on California's neglect of children leaving foster care has gained considerable international coverage.

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Homeless tent cities grow in the West

Ira Birkenfeld works with homeless people in Reno, Nevada.

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Comptroller: NYC paying slumlords millions to house homeless

The Department of Homeless Services is wasting millions of dollars on services that lack oversight, some of which are overtly illegal, according to recent audit of the DHS.

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In economic crisis, ordinary people create solutions

"We the people" - Local communities are creating human networks of food banks, community gardens, medical clinics, telephone hotlines and more.