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North Dakota Study Showed More Homeless People Lived On The Streets And Not In Shelters
The report stated the shelters in July of 2011, were at full capacity for a total of 807 people. The unsheltered people in July 2011, totaled 966.

Northwest Montana Food Banks Get Federal Help
The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program has chosen Sanders, Lake, and Lincoln counties to receive $28,881. The funds are to be used for shelter and emergency food programs

Not Easy To Eat On $6 A Day In Pittsburgh
Four Pittsburgh Post-Gazette employees ate on only $6 a day, which is the average amount of money that food stamp or SNAP recipients get. Most people agreed that this amount is not enough.

November is A Very Busy Time For Food Pantries
Actually, November through the end of December is the busiest time of the year for many food pantries and food banks. Many families need food assistance to have nice meals during the holidays. Food budgets are stretched because of higher heating bills.

Ohio Foodbanks Will Receive $1 Million Before The Holidays
Governor John Kasich and Michael B. Colbert (Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services) have approved the funds to be distributed to food banks in the state before the holidays. Over 3,300 soup kitchens, food pantries and charities will benefit from the funds

Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Approves Funds For Affordable Housing Initiatives
The OHFA Board recently approved $3.7 million in initiatives for the state of Ohio for funding maintenance on older properties, minor renovations and other programs

Ohio Senator Announces New Affordable Senior Housing For Avondale
More than three hundred units will be built for low-income seniors. The $29.5 million funds for the project were provided by Choice Neighborhoods Initiative which is a grant program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Oklahoma City Working Hard To Find Housing For Their Homeless
Nearly one hundred volunteers are going to survey the city's homeless camps to find homeless individuals who are the most vulnerable and then try to find them permanent shelter. The endeavor is part of the 100,000 Homes campaign whose goal is to locate housing for the homeless, as well as to offer supportive services

Old Schools Becoming Low-Income Housing Across The Nation
Some public school buildings that are no longer in use are being converted into low-income housing. These buildings are still quite sturdy and many have beautiful facades

Older Homeless Individuals Face Serious Risks of Premature Death
America's homeless population is aging. It is estimated that nearly half of homeless adults are almost fifty years old or older. Many due die earlier because they don't get proper treatment for their health problems

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