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America's Housing Policy Makes It Difficult For Low-Income Population
From 2007 to 2011, the federal government spent about $2.23 trillion on housing. Most of this money was spent on single-family housing which was used for home ownership. Most low-income individuals have to rent and not buy

Annual Hunger Walk Helps More Than 400 Food Banks
The Chicago Food Depository held their 28th Annual Hunger Walk. The 3.1 mile walk, started at Soldier Field and went along the lakefront. The money raised is going to benefit over 400 soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters.

Apartments.com Wants America To "Like" Them
Apartments.com is going to donate $1 (up to 25,000) to benefit Vogel Alcove of Dallas,TX and People Serving People of Minneapolis, MN for every new "like" they receive on Facebook during the month of November to assist homeless people.

Are More and More Families Living In Homeless Shelters?
Some areas of the country are seeing an increase in homelessness. For example, Orlando, Florida, has reported a 17% increase for families who are in need of permanent or temporary shelter.

Area around Washington D.C. Is Experiencing More Hunger
A Capital Area Food Bank executive says the extent of hunger in the region now is more widespread than before. The lower middle class is suffering much more than before

Atlanta Seeks To Interview Every Single Homeless Person
The mayor's office is dealing with homelessness in their city in a different approach by having volunteers, along with law enforcement officers, interview all homeless individuals throughout the city in just one twelve hour time frame.

Audit Shows Baltimore Agency Mismanaged $9.5M Federal Grant for Homeless
The Office of Human Services has mismanaged a $9.5 million dollar federal grant that was to be used to help the homeless in Baltimore. The agency failed to oversee programs properly and also awarded cash for various services that may have not been eligible for the funds

Austin's Surplus Is Going Towards More Low-Income Housing
The Austin City Council has allocated its largest share of the $14.3 million surplus to be used for low-income housing. The council also decided to hire new staff to address the backlog of building permits.

Author Danielle Steel Helps San Francisco's Homeless
Author Danielle Steel has her own charitable organization, called Yo! Angel. She estimates she spends about $1.1 million per year buying supplies for the homeless who live on the streets, some even close to her home.

Baltimore Homeless Shelter Closes Its Doors
The bad economy is the reason for the closure of Saint John's Church Heart's Place Shelter. The shelter had twenty beds and been open for over twenty years

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