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Friday News Roundup: news from the Alliance, followup on the revised poverty measure, and more
March 12, 2010
Here at the Alliance, we released the fourth part in our Geography of Homelessness Series this week. You can check out the major findings and download the whole report here.
We're also gearing up for our 2010 Annual Awards Ceremony. Register here! Recipients include Unity of Greater New Orleans, and if you've been following our blog, you know we're big fans of Signs of Life, where their outreach team reflects on their daily work.
Following last week's announcement that the federal government is revising the poverty measure, Change.org and Politico posted analyses of the move. There's consensus on one point: it was a long time coming, and a welcome sign that this administration wants to work on solving poverty.
The Funders Together blog continues to highlight solutions-oriented projects and developments from across the U.S. Read the good news from Ohio and Oklahoma.
More on the newly poor came out this week, both from the Twin Cities and from the perspective a formerly homeless person on Stone Soup Station.
Finally, there's a fantastic piece on the Street Roots blog by Heather Lyons this week: it weaves together personal anecdotes and policy goals. She writes:
I wonder when people who lead, politically and bureaucratically, will make the connections and do the right thing and not the expedient thing. When will people start making systemic changes to give chronically poor, un- and underemployed, and unhealthy families opportunities...? If that doesn’t happen, no matter the greater economic issues of our time, we will never prevent future generations of homelessness and chronic homelessness.