Friday News Round Up: Newsflash – We need TANF!
This week we’ve seen a lot of love for TANF
. We have talked about it a lot, and this week
CNN Money and the New York Times
both noted how important the program is, and why it’s important to keep it funded. LaDonna Pavetti from the
Center on Budget on Policy Priorities also offered her perspective
for the continuation of the program.
CNN also put out an interesting piece
this week about a group of homeless teens, which helped illustrate the hardships homeless youths experience. (In case you missed it: we talked about homeless youths just yesterday
Out of Austin, TX
we are unfortunately seeing more of one of the main causes of homelessness: a lack of affordable housing. However, in Western Massachusetts
and Asheville, NC
, programs intended to reduce homelessness are proving effective.
Finally, the new federal plan is still a hot topic, and many critical reviews
of the plan are circulating around.
And there’s no doubt that the plan is exactly
what Secretary Donovan will be discussing during his keynote speech at our own – you got it – Annual Conference! Next time we blog, we’ll be live-blogging from the Hyatt!