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The Number Of Homeless Veterans May Be On The Decline
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a new report that stated there was a decrease of about 7.2% in homeless veterans from the previous year. There were about 62,000 homeless veterans on any single night in 2012

The Number Of Soup Kitchens And Food Pantries Is Down In New York City
The number of soup kitchens and food pantries in NYC has decreased by 25% during the last five years according to an anti-hunger organization. This is during a time when more and more individuals are coming to food pantries and soup kitchens for meals

The Shelter In Tallahassee Uses The Cold Night Emergency Shelter Plan
This plan has saved many lives since it was implemented. Homeless men receive free transportation to a designated emergency facility when overnight temperatures are freezing

Three Low-Income Housing Properties Being Developed In St. Joseph.
Missouri Housing Development Commission has received builder tax credits for three separate properties that will house low-income families. The development is expected to be started next year

Two Events In Ohio To Help The Homeless
One of the events is a free dinner that will be sponsored by the Marion County Continuum of Care Housing Coalition, Marion Shelter Program and a collection of agencies including MAC.

Two Hundred Thousand Dollars Added To Toledo Homeless Aid
The organizations that combat homelessness in Toledo will be getting a very helpful $200,000 by the US Department Of Housing and Urban Development.

Two Million Dollars In Federal Funds Help West Virginia Homeless
These federal funds will be used to support emergency shelters, prevent homelessness and other related services. The Federal Emergency Shelter Grants Program provided the funds to convert properties into homeless shelters and other projects for those in need

U.S. 2013 Budget For Low-Income Housing Is Not Enough
Last year, 8.5 million families who were classified as very-low-income and had no housing assistance, paid over one-half of their incomes for housing. This is an increase of nearly forty-three percent from 2007

U.S. Department of Agriculture Reports Food Stamp Usage Up In September
Data from the report stated that 47,710,324 people had been enrolled in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and households enrolled increased by 289,235. This means that nearly one in six Americans are enrolled in the food program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Awards Grant To Help Disabled Veterans
The Family Outreach Department of the Central Nebraska Community Services has given a $150,000 grant that will be used for disabled veterans to provide them with permanent supportive housing

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