- The New York Times, November 3, 2009: A Life Apart, Without a Home, Friends or Regrets
"The staff at the homeless shelter where I worked for several years had long worried about him. He sat in the day hall, well tended and polite, reading chemistry textbooks with calm comprehension."
- The New York Times, November 3, 2009: How Posted Calories Affect Food Orders
"The first study, published in the journal Health Affairs last month, assessed the effect of calorie labeling only in low-income, minority neighborhoods, while the larger health department study assessed the effect citywide."
- The New York Times, November 3, 2009: Hospitals Cite Worry on Fees In Health Bill
"They argue that some of the most efficient hospitals are in affluent and rural areas that do not face the same challenges, including higher poverty and cost of living, as New York. 'This line of inquiry is destructive to urban centers,' said Dr. Kenneth L. Davis..."
- Chicago Tribune, November 3, 2009: Collared by foreclosure
"Once commonly viewed as a problem affecting low-income urban neighborhoods, new data show that the greatest percentage increases in foreclosures are occurring not within the city of Chicago... but in the suburban collar counties..."
- The Boston Globe, November 3, 2009: (Editorial) Amid epidemic of foreclosures, a crying need for legal aid
"Civil legal aid programs brought $40 million in federal money to Massachusetts last year in part by securing benefits for the unemployed, the elderly, the disabled, and low-income families, according to the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation."
- The Associated Press, November 3, 2009: More kids seen to need food stamps
"The analysis was released yesterday in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The authors say it's a medical issue pediatricians need to be aware of because children on food stamps are at risk for malnutrition and other poverty-linked ills."
- The Associated Press, November 3, 2009: More and more warehouse clubs accept food stamps
"Costco Wholesale Corp. said Wednesday that it would start accepting food stamps at its warehouse clubs nationwide after testing them at stores in New York. That is a big about-face for a chain that has catered to the bargain-hunting affluent with its gourmet foods..."
- The Washington Post, November 2, 2009: Despite Bloomberg's lead, New Yorkers have misgivings
"The mayor promised to reduce homelessness by two-thirds by the end of his second term, but even before the recession, the number of homeless families in shelters was hitting record highs. It now reaches about 10,000 each night."
- Chicago Tribune, November 2, 2009: Tight credit forces creative funding
"He got both from the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County Inc., also known as CEDA, a nonprofit organization that offers loans to small businesses that agree to create jobs for low-income workers in Cook County."
- USA TODAY, November 2, 2009: Districts try to spread out poor students
"'To the extent we can eliminate the highest concentrations of poverty or spread more thinly those concentrations of poverty, I think we make the environment a little less challenging for students and staff to be successful,' says Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice."
- Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2009: Nonprofit makes its owners wealthy
"The company, Social Vocational Services, provides job training, life skills instruction and group housing for people with developmental disabilities -- an industry that relies on low-wage workers and government handouts."
- The Miami Herald, November 2, 2009: Barry University will offer foot care to homeless moms
"Foot care is a struggle for the homeless, whose long hours of walking often make them vulnerable to maladies of the feet. This week, Barry University Chapter of the American Association for Women Podiatrists is hosting a special program for homeless young mothers..."
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 2, 2009: Bed bugs bite three homeless shelters
"Atlanta homeless shelters have worked in recent months to rein in infestations of bed bugs before they spread. Katheryn Preston... compared the efforts to stopping occasional elementary-school outbreaks of head lice before they become a wider problem."
- The Kansas City Star, November 2, 2009: Trick-or-treaters give Halloween candy to troops and help needy kids get braces
"The event collected more than 850 pounds of candy. For every pound of candy raised, Ace Scale Co. Enhanced Coverage LinkingScale Co. will donate $1 to Smiles Change Lives, which provides braces for low-income youths. The candy will be donated to troops overseas."
- The Boston Globe, November 2, 2009: Patrick should cut local aid, ease up on human services
"A projected $600 million gap in the state budget necessitates a lot of painful decisions... Meanwhile, the operators of human service programs will be scrambling to maintain their gang prevention programs, homeless shelters, and child-care services."
- The Tennessean, November 2, 2009: Stimulus helps Nashville's nearly, newly homeless get help
"The month-old stimulus program will bring $20.3 million to Tennessee to give short-term assistance to those on the verge of homelessness and help the newly homeless rapidly get back into housing in the midst of the economic crisis."
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 2, 2009: (Editorial) Yours, mine and ours
"That pattern is common in retail stores, which is why a number of large retailers made the list. It's also true for temporary staffing agencies, call centers, nursing homes and home-care agencies, all of which rely on part-time, low-wage or temporary workers."
- The Courier-Journal, November 2, 2009: Kidd brings seniors back into the work force
"Workers must be at least 55, with low incomes. They are to be employed part-time, at minimum wage, for not-for-profit agencies. They stay one year, tops."
- San Antonio Express-News, November 2, 2009: Homeless man found dead downtown
"A man in his 20s or 30s, believed to be homeless, was found stabbed to death in the San Pedro Creek downtown Sunday morning. San Antonio police are investigating his death as a homicide."
- The New York Times, November 1, 2009: (Op-Ed) Supply-Side Ideas, Turned Upside Down
"But this mandate leads to yet another problem. Requiring an expensive purchase like health insurance can be onerous for low-income families. So the health reformers offer subsidies."
- The New York Times, November 1, 2009: Less for More
"Flagships are attracting more wealthy and better-prepared students. Yet as the counterargument goes, a flagship's traditional mission is to educate its own, especially a state's low- and middle-income students."
- The New York Times, November 1, 2009: (Op-Ed) All Learning Comes to Use
"My favorite case, however, involved a single-room occupancy New York hotel that housed low-income or destitute New Yorkers and the mentally and physically ill. The building had become a supermarket for crack. Outsiders would use empty rooms for drug transactions."
- The New York Times, November 1, 2009: In Mayoral Race, a Blitz of Truth-Stretching Ads
"The mayor opened the city's Center for Economic Opportunity, a laboratory for innovative approaches to fighting poverty; created a child care tax credit that has given $30 million to low-income families...."
- The New York Times, November 1, 2009: Who's Who on Tuesday's Mayoral Ballot
"This new party did not field citywide candidates four years ago. Francisca Villar, a 26-year-old college student, won the nomination. She said she hopes to represent 'the homeless, the gay and lesbian youth, the city worker that can't support his family, the single mother...'"
- The Columbus Dispatch, November 1, 2009: Free smoke detectors, batteries passed out
"'It was really nice,' said Burns, who lives on Cypress Avenue. 'It's really something that they do something like that, especially in this area. It's low-income, and people can't afford to go to the grocery store, let alone buy batteries.'"
- The Boston Globe, November 1, 2009: US health overhaul could penalize Mass.
"Under some versions of the federal legislation, Massachusetts could face pressure to reduce the subsidies it now provides to low- and middle-income residents who get insurance under the state system, a study... found."
- The Boston Globe, November 1, 2009: Mixed results as confidence in schools appears to erode
"Flaherty has also unveiled an array of education proposals, such as providing more SAT preparation programs, expanding early childhood education, creating a college-preparatory high school for low-income youth, [and] providing more K-8 schools to poor neighborhoods..."
- The Boston Globe, November 1, 2009: Why an iPhone Could Actually Be Good for Your 3-Year-Old
"Mobile technology also promises, finally, to help close the digital divide between affluent and low-income kids, which yawned so wide during the wired Internet era. With desktop computers, the divide was one of access; poorer kids lagged far behind their more well-off counterparts."
- St. Petersburg Times, November 1, 2009: 'Grandparents' get a reprieve
"Budget cuts threatened the program, which hires low-income seniors to tutor and mentor at-risk children in the early elementary grades. The program has been in Pinellas schools for 29 years and traces its origins to President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society initiative."
- The Lexington Herald Leader, November 1, 2009: Ky. has longest waiting list for low-cost drugs for AIDS patients
"The Cabinet for Health and Family Services guides low-income AIDS and HIV patients through the Kentucky Prescription Drug Assistance Program, where they can get necessary drugs at a discount. Still, they must apply to each pharmaceutical company individually..."
- The Boston Globe, October 31, 2009: Bay State's low-income programs get boost
"'Senator John F. Kerry said the funding is a `lifeline' for the state's low-income communities. `It means help with jobs, housing, and infrastructure,' the Massachusetts Democrat said. `It will allow these organizations... to continue providing high-impact, localized service..."
- The Boston Globe, October 31, 2009: For these women veterans, a home to call their own
"She is among a growing legion of female veterans who have turned to the street after a failed transition from military to civilian life. At a time when women are assuming an ever-expanding role in the armed forces, the number of homeless female veterans is rising."
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 1, 2009: Invest in citizens to reduce crime
"The research revealed that violent crimes are more likely to occur in neighborhoods that have high concentrations of poverty, elevated rates of vacant housing and high unemployment rates --- but we know this intuitively."
- The Oregonian, October 31, 2009: (Opinion) Lost and found: Runaways on the rise
"New Avenues provides 24 units of transitional housing for homeless youths... The average stay is about nine months, and it doesn't come cheap. But, Cowdery says, 85 percent who 'graduate' don't return to the streets."
- The Salt Lake Tribune, October 31, 2009: St. George clinic sees steep jump in demand
"The clinic operates on just $850,000 a year, all from private donations, and last year treated 12,000 patients. None of the patients have insurance or qualify for Medicare, and most live below the poverty line."
- The New York Times, October 30, 2009: State Subpoenas Hotelier In Suit Against Contractor
"The carpenters union had been protesting what they said were EMC's low wages, poor working conditions and discriminatory practices."
- The Washington Post, October 30, 2009: D.C. seeks to boost census response, get federal funds
"Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) predicted record participation in the 2010 Census, even though the city has many residents considered 'hard to count,' such as immigrants, college students, homeless people, singles, renters and the poor."
- The Washington Times, October 30, 2009: House unveils $894 billion health program
"Under the House blueprint, nearly all Americans for the first time would be required to purchase health insurance and most large employers would have to provide it, with tax credits available to low- and middle-income people."
- Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2009: Gap in low-income kids' scores eludes fix
"...While at least 95 percent of Hadley's well-off students passed the eighth-grade reading and math tests, about half of their low-income classmates met the same goals, revealing an achievement gap that is as persistent as it is pernicious."
- Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2009: Stimulus recipients, beware the tax man
"'I don't think many people realize that (because of the credit) they may not have the correct withholding and could owe at tax time,' said Kelly Batson, a director of the Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, an assistance program for low-income taxpayers. 'They need to check their withholding now.'"
- The Kansas City Star, October 30, 2009: Olympic sprinter to launch foundation for inner-city youth
"The 2000 graduate will be launching the Muna Lee Foundation to raise money for college scholarships and to help children from low-income families get shoes, spikes and other track equipment."
- The Boston Globe, October 30, 2009: R.I. lawmakers vote to close prostitution loophole
"The bill's opponents have warned that criminalizing indoor prostitution will make the lives of drug-addicted or impoverished women harder and possibly make victims of human trafficking more reluctant to seek medical help or legal assistance for fear of being reported."
- The Arizona Republic, October 30, 2009: Coalition aims to shatter myths about homeless
"Brian Spicker of Valley of the Sun United Way said about 8,000 individuals experience homelessness each day in Maricopa County, and 14 percent of Arizona's population lives in poverty."
- The Boston Globe, October 30, 2009: Patrick to end nearly 1,000 jobs
"Homelessness advocates said they felt their programs were singled out. Joe Finn [President, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance]... sent an e-mail to supporters calling the 7.4 percent cut to homeless assistance `both unconscionable and bad policy.'"
- Newsday, October 30, 2009: Nassau to get $20M fed aid
"More than $15.4 billion is earmarked as block grants, giving the county more flexibility on what projects can be funded. Another $3.9 million has been targeted for housing for low-income families, and the rest, about $692,000, is for emergency shelters."
- The Tennessean, October 30, 2009: Formerly homeless, David Vaughn awaits day
"After spending four years in the NBA, the 6-foot-9 Vaughn played professionally in Europe until 2003. Not long after that he had trouble finding steady work, started using drugs and lost contact with [his family]... Eventually Vaughn wound up sleeping in his car and a homeless shelter."
- Belleville News-Democrat, October 30, 2009: Making the grade: How does your school rank in state test scores?
"Saunders said poverty rates are also a factor in the district, where nearly 90 percent of students come from low-income families. Statewide, Koch said the economy has 'a significant impact' on students' learning. The rate of students listed as low-income was 36 percent in 2000..."
- Deseret Morning News, October 30, 2009: (Editorial) Don't opt out of providing health care for families
"Now, if Utah's own health-care reform efforts work so well that a federal option wasn't really needed here, OK. But why make low-income, large families go without, or spend... [extra] for the Utah option, when they could get health insurance cheaper or better through the federal plan?"
- St. Petersburg Times, October 30, 2009: Health insurance exchange wouldn't be open to all
"The Democratic plans would leave in place the current system of private insurance, which covers a majority of Americans. The plans would also... require everyone to buy health insurance and provide more subsidies for low-income people."
- The Cincinnati Enquirer, October 30, 2009: Wenstrup ad hits Mallory's record
"[Ad:] Under Mark Mallory, Cincinnati can't balance its budget. We have one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. Police layoffs are looming and unemployment is nearly double what it was four years ago."
- Deseret Morning News, October 30, 2009: 2010 Census kickoff stresses importance of accurate count
"'We're seeing over a 30 percent increase in the number of clients going to food pantries all over the state,' he said. 'Last year, close to 20 percent of the funding we received was from government contracts to help meet the needs of low-income Utahns.'"
- Daily World, October 30, 2009: Grant to help repair homes
"The St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency has been awarded a $134,397 grant to help repair 20 low-income, single-family housing units."
- St. Petersburg Times, October 30, 2009: Lifeline may arrive slowly
"Turns out there is a source of government money aimed at people in situations like Curry's. Pasco County received nearly $1.1 million in federal homeless prevention funds to help with those bills - rent and power, for instance - that if left unpaid could put a family out on the streets."
- Daily Advertiser, October 30, 2009: LUS gets $11M for new grid system
"Elsewhere in Louisiana, Cleco received $20 million for a smart metering network for more than 275,000 meters, Entergy New Orleans received $5 million to help reduce costs for low-income families..."
- The New York Times, October 29, 2009: Green Offshoots
"SmartRoofs was developed by the nonprofit group Sustainable South Bronx, which also runs the Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training, one of the country's first efforts to train people for green-collar jobs. The program now trains more than 60 low-income workers each year..."
- The New York Times, October 29, 2009: Pelosi Changes Tack on Government Health Plan
"This change saves money. It is less expensive for the federal government to cover low-income people under Medicaid than to provide them with subsidies to buy private insurance."
- The Washington Post, October 29, 2009: Washington might look to Baltimore for innovative ideas in special education
"[Buzzy, 74 and a lawyer] concluded that 'educators have been slow to embrace the research that discredits low expectations for low-income, low-IQ children. Such low expectations offer elected officials a convenient excuse for fiscally shortchanging poor children...'"
- The Washington Times, October 29, 2009: Death among homeless inspires soul-searching
"To hear First Christian Church senior pastor Chris Shorow tell it, Mr. Morgan was a fixture in this affluent Oklahoma City suburb - a man with a life worth celebrating ... even if he was homeless and frequented the church's free-breakfast program."
- The New York Times, October 29, 2009: A Moo-Moo Here, and Better Test Scores Later
"So leaving no possible test point unexplored, the educators at the Harlem Success Academy, a fast-growing chain of four charter schools known for a relentless emphasis on data, have invented a form of test preparation. The schools haul their students to a farm each year..."
- The Washington Post, October 29, 2009: House health-care reform bill to include public option
"A previous version of the House bill carried an estimated cost of $1.04 trillion over 10 years, but House negotiators were able to lower the price tag in part by expanding Medicaid coverage to a broader slice of the population, the equivalent of all individuals who earn [$16,200/year]..."
- The Washington Post, October 29, 2009: An honor for a Senate pioneer
"In his two terms in the Senate, Brooke took up the causes of low-income housing, increasing the minimum wage and furthering mass transit. He took on big tobacco. A strong proponent of civil rights from his days as Massachusetts's attorney general, he was a lonely Republican..."
- Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2009: L.A. County's homeless population down by 38%
"Los Angeles County's homeless population has dropped 38% since 2007, according to a survey conducted earlier this year by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The count... pegs the region's homeless population at 42,694 -- down from 68,808 in 2007."
- The Washington Times, October 29, 2009: (Editorial) D.C. voucher program fights to survive
"Kevin Chavous, a prominent black D.C. lawyer and board member of D.C. Children First, is the guy making the president so uncomfortable. In the advertisement, Mr. Chavous says, "President Obama is ending a program that helps low-income kids go to better schools..."
- The Washington Times, October 29, 2009: Green and Glover undercover
"Mr. and Mrs. Gates declared themselves 'impatient optimists' about poverty and disease, especially AIDS, in the developing world, but stressed that continued progress depends on additional private and government funding."
- The Washington Times, October 29, 2009: Inside Politics
"'The result was growing inequality, a sinking middle class, over a fourth of America's children in poverty, increasingly destructive climate change, and a harsh financial collapse and recession. It is time to go another way.'"
- The San Francisco Chronicle, October 29, 2009: Homeless program turns 5
"It started in October 2004 with Mayor Gavin Newsom and other city workers walking the streets of the Tenderloin and asking homeless people what they needed. Their goal was to convince those living on the streets... [to] sign up for welfare checks, detox programs or housing."
- The Miami Herald, October 29, 2009: Advocate for Miami's homeless to be honored posthumously
"This year, 10 months after his death on Christmas Day 2008 at age 87, Chapman outdid even his own prodigious ability to raise money. The annual Community Partnership for Homeless benefit gala on Friday -- billed as a celebration of his life -- has sold out, organizers said."
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 29, 2009: Wed-a-thon will benefit Atlanta Children's Shelter
"Their wedding dreams are coming true thanks to a fund-raiser benefiting the Atlanta Children's Shelter. They are just one of nearly two dozen metro Atlanta couples signed up so far to participate in 40-40-40 Wed-a-thon."
- The San Francisco Chronicle, October 29, 2009: Nevada warrant for S.F. landlord
"The former Navy base went completely wireless on Monday, courtesy of the San Francisco Department of Technology and the Treasure Island Development Authority. More than 400 units of low-income and subsidized housing get the service for free..."
- The Miami Herald, October 29, 2009: Developer jailed in alleged $1 million Liberty City fraud
"His arrest comes more than two years after The Miami Herald reported that the developer used double billings and fake invoices to siphon at least $500,000 from the failed Poinciana Park project. The Herald series, Poverty Peddlers, spurred a criminal investigation."
- Newsday, October 29, 2009: House Dems set to unveil health bill
"The final product in the House, reflecting many of President Barack Obama's priorities, includes new requirements for employers to offer insurance to their workers or face penalties, fines on Americans who don't purchase coverage and subsidies to help lower-income people do so."
- The Bradenton Herald, October 29, 2009: Family Promise to dedicate renovated homes
"More than 50 community leaders and church members plan to be on hand today to dedicate four renovated homes in west Bradenton for previously homeless families."
- Poughkeepsie Journal, October 29, 2009: City's bus passengers to see new shelters
"Tkazyik said the partnership will benefit passengers, many of them low-income residents and senior citizens 'who depend on public transportation each and every day.' The first business to purchase advertisement space on a city bus is Senior Whole Health..."
- The Cincinnati Enquirer, October 29, 2009: City to seek Jacob Price funds
"The city would rehab 34 of the 39 buildings for homes to be bought by low-income people, with a portion of the mortgage forgivable if certain requirements are met. The other five would be public housing rental units, Wolfe-Bertling said."
- Kalamazoo Gazette, October 29, 2009: Funding casualties: Preschool for 2,200 children statewide loses support
"To qualify for the readiness program, a child must be considered educationally disadvantaged. Criteria include low-income household and developmental delays. Research shows the program has been effective in boosting the achievement of at-risk children."
- The New York Times, October 28, 2009: (Op-Ed) A Drop In the Wrong Bucket
"Others will argue that the elderly simply need help. Some have been the victim of age discrimination. Too many still live in poverty. All of them are likely to see their Medicare premiums rise in 2010. This recession has spared no group."
- The Washington Post, October 28, 2009: States mismanage student information, study concludes
"States often collect far more information about students than necessary and fail to take adequate steps to protect their privacy, a national study concludes. The dossiers go far beyond test scores, including Social Security numbers, poverty data, health information and disciplinary incidents."
- The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2009: ‘Civil Gideon’ Law Gets Off Ground in Golden State
"California’s law will be funded by a pre-approved $10 increase in some court fees. Those living at 200% above the federal poverty guidelines or less will be eligible for free legal services. For a family of four, that means an annual income of $44,100."
- The Boston Globe, October 28, 2009: Doctor stabbed, attacker killed
"It was the second attack in less than a week inside a Massachusetts General Hospital facility. On Thursday afternoon, a 40-year-old homeless man allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old female employee inside a restroom at the main hospital building on Fruit Street."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 28, 2009: Two veteran Phila. political consultants face tax charges
"Fulton is also accused by the government of embezzling $145,000 from a company he founded, ACDM L.L.C., that ran a city-funded program for the homeless."
- The Boston Globe, October 28, 2009: (Editorial) Allston shouldn't suffer on Harvard's account
"Neighborhood blogs are buzzing with copies of e-mails from a BRA project manager who belittled efforts by neighbors to have a say in a controversial proposal to move low-income tenants living near Harvard Business School to a former strip mall farther down Western Avenue."
- Chicago Tribune, October 28, 2009: It's a storage unit, but they call it home
"'These are not people in cardboard boxes,' said Maggie Dempsey, homeless liaison coordinator for School District U-46, which covers 11 communities in the northwest suburbs. 'These are the people next door.'"
- The Boston Globe, October 28, 2009: Wide-ranging Longy program
"More overt in its emotional leaning was Debussy's final song, `Christmas of the Homeless Children,' a cry of protest against the actions of the German army during the war. It gave Meglioranza a welcome chance to unleash the full power of his voice."
- The Boston Globe, October 28, 2009: Mich. teen guilty in homeless men's deaths
"A 15-year-old was convicted yesterday of beating two homeless men to death in a fading Michigan industrial city and will spend the rest of his life in prison."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 28, 2009: Monica Yant Kinney: A doctor gives homeless a healthy chance
"Any good coach knows the off-season matters. That's why Dr. Wilbur "Billy" Oaks has no plans to let his players slack off until spring. The men of the Body and Soul Soccer Team at St. John's Hospice... may be homeless, but they must stay focused just like the pros."
- Times-Picayune, October 28, 2009: Keep promise to schools
"The federal formula used 2007 enrollment and poverty figures, a problem for a region that still is regaining population after the storm. Indeed, enrollment and poverty numbers in both parishes were lower in 2007 than in the following two years."
- Sun-Sentinel, October 28, 2009: Following homeless beating arrests, Lamberti asks for change in state law
"Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti on Tuesday announced that he is working with state legislators to broaden Florida's Hate Crime Statute to include crimes against the homeless."
- The Courier-Journal, October 28, 2009: Church gets behind literacy
"The sessions begin with a full meal. 'We were supposed to have snacks, but we are in an area with a lot of (low-income) children, and when they come, they are hungry,' Stokes said. Maple Elementary third-grader Kyndell Carter, 8, enjoys the program."
- The Courier-Journal, October 28, 2009: Regional agency finalizing public transportation plan
"The idea is reinforced in a human-services coordinated plan the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency is working on. The plan addresses needs of people with disabilities, seniors and low-income residents in [near-by] counties."
- The Courier-Journal, October 28, 2009: Church helps Phoenix Hill 'chicken man' feed homeless
"It was then, out the corner of his eye, that Taylor saw a homeless man preparing to eat a half-eaten hamburger the man had foraged from a nearby trash can. Witnessing that event changed everything."
- The San Luis Obispo Tribune, October 28, 2009: South County Beat: Folks come out to make a difference
"The annual event, which is held on the fourth Saturday of every October, encourages communities to do service projects, such as cleaning up landscapes or helping the homeless."
- Statesman Journal, October 28, 2009: West Salem clinic's $1.3 million upgrade begins
"The improvements are expected to increase client capacity by 33 percent, or about 3,000 people. The clinic, a federally qualified community health center, currently has 15 health care providers and serves about 11,500 low-income patients every year."
- The Cincinnati Enquirer, October 28, 2009: OTR housing group holds fundraiser
"...[T]he new project includes five carriage houses and six rehabbed condos. Five of the units are being made affordable to residents who earn less than 80 percent of the region's median income. Fourteen rental units are planned for low-income seniors, Burke-Rivers said."
- The New York Times, October 27, 2009: For Runaways on the Street, Sex Buys Survival
"She ran away from her group home in Medford, Ore., and spent weeks sleeping in parks and under bridges. Finally, Nicole Clark, 14 years old, grew so desperate that she accepted a young man's offer of a place to stay. The price would come later."
- The New York Times, October 27, 2009: From No Home to Back Home on Broadway
"In the park, Ms. White slept on a bench near the bathroom because it made her feel more civilized. She knew some of the longstanding homeless there from her years in the neighborhood (they often tried to bum cigarettes as she smoked on the sidewalk)."
- The New York Times, October 27, 2009: Fighting H.I.V., A Community At a Time
"[I]n low-income neighborhoods in Washington, some people are reluctant to start treatment, said Ms. Wood, whose H.I.V. testing program and clinic are based in Anacostia, a community in Southeast Washington that has long had high rates of drug abuse and H.I.V. infection... "
- The New York Times, October 27, 2009: Newspaper Circulation Falls by More Than 10%
"The ad slowdown pushed papers to raise prices to make up some of the loss, driving down sales, and it has forced them to consider charging for access online. [It ] has also persuaded papers to drop delivery to customers who live in outlying areas... or have low incomes."
- The Washington Post, October 27, 2009: Pushed parental involvement in students' education
"MegaSkills is used in more than 4,000 schools and thousands of homes, many in low-income neighborhoods. MegaSkills books sell hundreds of thousands of copies and have been endorsed by leading educators and child-welfare leaders..."
- Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2009: Getting workers their pay
"Alarcon said he was motivated by a recent study that showed many low-wage workers in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago often don't receive minimum wage or overtime pay. The study... found that 26% of workers weren't paid minimum wage the week before..."
- The Washington Times, October 27, 2009: Taking chill out of winter
"In September, Pepco hosted a 'Joint Utility Day' with the Maryland Energy Assistance Program. According to Pepco's Web site, the event offered an opportunity for low-income residents to apply for assistance in paying their heating bills."
Community Action Agencies were established to fight the War on Poverty in 1964. Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership, located at 357 Constitution Way in Idaho Falls serves the nine eastern Idaho counties with services to help low-income individuals become independent and self-sufficient. EICAP is one of over 1,000 Community Action Agencies in the United States that provide services to every county in the nation.