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Myths About The Homeless
There are still many people today who need to be educated about the homeless in our society. There are many misconceptions about them because of the misinformation that has been written about those in need of permanent shelter

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week
Starting on Saturday, November 10th, this program is to educate and bring awareness to hunger and homelessness in America. It is important to bring more awareness to all communities to help those in need of shelter.

New $5 million Housing Grant For Low-income Families In Delaware
Delaware received the federal funds for developing 170 units able housing over the next five years for those with disabilities and low incomes. This award came from the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program.

New 2012 Data On Homelessness In America
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported the number of homeless individuals did not change from January 2011 to January 2012. They also reported a 7% drop in homeless veterans, as well as those who were chronically homeless

New 2013 Report - Homelessness In America
A new report shows the homeless population In the U.S. decreased by less than 1%. Family homelessness increased however, homeless veterans and the number of people that experiencing chronic homelessness decreased significantly.

New Bottle and Can Redemption Center Will Help The Homeless
The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse has opened a new redemption center for bottles and cans. The center is called Mission Returns. Part of the proceeds will be given to the Rescue Mission which helps shelter and feed homeless individuals

New Britain, CT Homeless Shelters Are Packed Because Of Cold Spell
There are more individuals staying at shelters this winter compared to last year. At the Salvation Army shelter all beds are filled, so individuals are having to sleep in chairs

New Court Now Connects Homeless and Services
Beginning May 4, Multnomah County will open the first courtroom in a homeless facility.

New EBT Usage Restrictions Signed Into Law By Governor Patrick (NY)
The law restricts the usage of the EBT (electronic-benefit transfer) cards by welfare recipients. The cards cannot be used at strip clubs, adult bookstores, cruise ships and for other services. Before this law the only the purchases that were prohibited were for alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and lottery tickets

New Emergency Family Shelter Is A First For Seattle
The emergency family shelter has been made possible due to the partnership between Hope Place (Union Gospel Mission) and Mary's Place. Besides offering food and shelter they will also provide clothing, school supplies, and transportation to school

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