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Homeless youth need support now more than ever

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act,, which has provided funding for services to youth experiencing homelessness across the nation.


Could you survive on $2 a day?

Nearly 1.4 million American households live on that much per person.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Homeless tent cities grow in the West

Ira Birkenfeld works with homeless people in Reno, Nevada.


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.


Rally: Jobs crisis a life and death emergency

CHICAGO - Dozens of people rallied here at Federal Plaza today demanding that Congress act immediately to address the worst job crisis since the Great Depression.

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