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RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

There are many homeless youths in Toronto that cannot get out of homelessness due to the fact that most community services only focus on crisis and placement housing.

CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), Sketch, The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Covenant House, the Wellesley Institute, and also LOFT (which stands for Leap of Faith Together) will be joining hands to initiate a 6 month project in assisting keeping...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Looking for affordable accommodations in York Region?

Don’t make plans for the next 10 years or so.

The waiting list for rent-geared-to-income units is about 9,500 families long, meaning some of those families will wait a decade or more for subsidized housing, depending on the size of unit they seek and their desired location, community...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The federal and provincial governments have announced $801 million over the next five years for new and affordable housing in Ontario.

But not a dime of the money announced Monday can be used to cover the massive backlog of repairs at Toronto Community Housing, Municipal Affairs Minister Ted McMeekin acknowledged.

The funding for all of Ontario — set aside in the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement — is evenly...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

I caught myself staring at the mountains the other day. As someone who recently moved from the concrete jungle of a big city, Vancouver is a startling place to end up in, as you're surrounded by relentless natural beauty. However, I soon discovered that this is juxtaposed against stark issues of housing affordability and homelessness. It was therefore fitting that beauty and the arts was the topic of several talks during Homelessness Action...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

It may be surprising for residents of any of Canada's major cities to learn that we don't really have a homelessness problem. In fact, most people who access emergency shelter services access them once, get back on their feet and never access them again.

"For the vast majority of people who become homeless, the experience is rather short. In Canada, though the median length of stay in emergency shelter is approximately 50 days,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Cities across the country are seeing their homeless populations shrink thanks to efforts by the federal government and its partners to provide permanent housing to those languishing on the streets, says Canada's social development minister.

Homelessness in Edmonton dropped by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2010 and about 4,000 people in Toronto have moved into permanent housing in the last eight years, Candice Bergen told the National...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This CBC online news article is a review of the 2005 study by Jino Distasio, Gina Sylvestre, and Susan Mulligan, titled "Examination of Hidden Homelessness among Aboriginal Peoples in Prairies Cities" which was based on interviews conducted with 129 aboriginal people in Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg.

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Every day many of us see a homeless person holding a sign or a cup begging for money. The kind-hearted people among us often give spare change or a dollar to this homeless person. However, we may ask ourselves, "Will a dollar make a difference in the life we've just touched?"

Yes, a financial gift of any amount does make a difference -- a number of differences, in fact. With our contribution, the homeless person will be able to...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

It is no longer a strange sight to see boarded up homes as  foreclosures continue to increase. For some, it is a question of morality: Do we let these vacant homes remain empty while so many people continue to face the difficulties of life on the streets? This article provides insight into innovative ways to help stabilize the lives of those in need. (HRC)

Homeless service providers face a gross disparity between the supply of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

In this October 2008 news article, USA Today documents an “alarming increase” in family homelessness in communities across the country.

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

This news article highlights a newly-launched research initiative that will provide critical data to support policy and practice related to youth homelessness. The New York City Covenant House Institute was established by Covenant House International, and has partnered with the Columbia University Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies to carry out this initiative. (HRC)

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Boston Health Care for the Homeless celebrates its new digs.

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently celebrated the opening of its new 104-bed building that houses a primary care clinic, dental service area, and respite care facility. The newly renovated building once served as the city morgue, and was updated thanks to a $5 million gift from the Jean Yawkey Foundation.

Check out the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Boston Health Care for the Homeless celebrates its new digs.

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently celebrated the opening of its new 104-bed building that houses a primary care clinic, dental service area, and respite care facility. The newly renovated building once served as the city morgue, and was updated thanks to a $5 million gift from the Jean Yawkey Foundation.

Check out the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

I started seeing Daniel in June 2005 at a small urgent-care clinic I run for mostly injection-drug users on skid row. An addict, he was a tall, thin man with long, stringy gray hair and an unkempt beard. My notes from our initial conversation described him as "disheveled, dirty and lethargic." On subsequent visits, he often had food or vomit in his beard and would come to the clinic smelling of urine. He seldom had much to say.

Then,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Edmonton's city hall is home to a new art project called Street Speak. It's a collection of nine paintings that represent the voices of the homeless in words, doodles, pictures and symbols.

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Photos taken by young Scottish people affected by homelessness portray life on the streets.

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Willie Moore Jr., a war veteran, wakes up around 5:30 every morning. After some coffee and a glance at the news, he’s ready to start the day. After attending meetings at Michigan Works! and talking to his caseworker at Volunteers of America, he begins looking for a job.

Moore hasn’t held a job for 10 years, but he’s still optimistic about finding one. He takes advantage of services offered to homeless veterans in the Lansing area....

JOURNAL NAME: Time Magazine
RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1986

A wino with rheumy eyes and a scraggly beard slumping against a skid row doorway. A muttering mental patient, his hair caked with dirt, searching for the warmth of a steam grate on a bitingly cold day. These are stereotypes of the homeless: desolate men who are still with us in abundance, causing Americans to look the other way, half wishing such unfortunates did not exist at all.

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1989

Families represent the fastest-growing segment of the nation`s homeless population, and the children in them suffer the kind of stress and instability that severely hurt their performance at school and can leave permanent psychological scars, experts warn.

Families-usually a mother with at least two children-make up 40 percent of Chicago`s homeless population, and the figure is even higher in other U.S. cities: Portland, Ore., 52...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

For the first time in more than a decade, single mothers are more likely than married mothers to be employed, new government statistics show.

The figures also show a large increase in the proportion of single mothers who are working, with explosive growth in work by low-skilled women with children born out of wedlock.

Even more remarkable, economists say, is the increase in work among single mothers who have never...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

In a sweeping reversal of Federal policy, President Clinton today ended six decades of guaranteed help to the nation's poorest children by signing into law a vast welfare overhaul requiring the 50 states to deal more directly with the social burdens and the budget expense of poverty.

''Today we are taking a historic chance to make welfare what it was meant to be: a second chance, not a way of life,'' Mr. Clinton declared in signing the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

President Clinton's decision to sign a Republican welfare bill brought qualified praise from political opponents, muted criticism from some close political allies and expressions of deep dismay from an array of social welfare organizations, religious groups and advocates for the poor.

The most scathing response came from Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund and a friend of Mr. Clinton and his wife, Hillary,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

When Republican Gov. William F. Weld pushed his welfare proposal last year, Mayor Thomas M. Menino was among his most ardent critics, saying the measure was "cruel" because it "criminalizes the poor."

But after President Clinton, a fellow Democrat, announced a plan to transform the federal welfare system with rules some call stricter than Weld's, Menino didn't have a word to say about it -- until this week.

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

WASHINGTON -- Congress approved and sent to President Clinton last night a compromise bill that gives tax breaks to business in exchange for a two-step, 90-cent increase in the $4.25 hourly minimum wage.

As Congress prepared to recess for the month, the House passed the Small Business Job Protection Act, 354-72. All New England House members voted in favor of the bill. The first 45-cent increase in the minimum wage -- the first...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

For a million children of the poor, Uncle Sam has decided: no more Mr. Nice Guy.

No longer will Uncle Sam play the supportive role of a kindly blood relative, who might groan now and then, but always digs into the pocket where he keeps his cash, and comes up with a handful for a kid in need.

But don't call him hardhearted, this flinty bureaucrat with his own government paycheck, his own grow-with-inflation pension,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

For generations, Americans accepted the idea that the Federal Government should have a leading role in easing the toll of poverty.

Now Congress has voted to overhaul the network of Federal welfare programs that have supported the poor since the New Deal. Even though opinions of the changes in welfare vary among Congressional Democrats $(page 22$), many of them support it, and President Clinton has pledged to sign the bill....

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

Hardly any member of Congress expresses more concern for poor children than Senator John D. Rockefeller 4th. He was chairman of the National Commission on Children, which in 1991 recommended a new investment of more than $50 billion a year to help children. His home state, West Virginia, is one of the poorest in the country.

But he voted for the welfare bill that sailed through Congress this week after President Clinton endorsed...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

Lynn is 20 years old, white and on welfare. Huge loops of fake gold tug at her earlobes. A fountain of over-permed, oft-dyed hair cascades from a bright purple tie. She wears cheap rugby shirts and generic gymmies while stockpiling her pennies for Hilfiger and Fila. Lynn puffs Newports with a vengeance, and the habit has etched her face with deep, angry lines. The practiced tough-girl countenance -- formidable enough to get her through the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

The welfare bill passed by Congress last week will eventually bring sweeping change to the nation's poor, but, in most states, it will probably not cause any sudden disruption. A little-noticed provision allows these states to continue operating the welfare programs they now have in place.

In theory, most provisions of the bill will take effect from Oct. 1 of this year to July 1 of next year. But under the bill, the 43 states...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

A little-noticed provision in the nation's new welfare law that will immediately cut Federal money for safety-net services like soup kitchens and child protection programs has set off a struggle by state officials to preserve what they can.

As of Oct. 1, the Government will chop 15 percent, or $420 million, from the $2.8 billion it distributes annually to the states in no-strings-attached money under a program known as the Social...

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