Category Archives: Human Needs

Support Policies to Make Child Care Affordable for All

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): We’re turning a corner on child care — but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Recently we released a new state-by-state report, Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies … Continue reading

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Small Scale Food Producers are the Solution to the Global Food Crisis

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/16/small-scale-food-producers-are-solution-global-food-crisis Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 By Common Dreams By Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Martin Drago Adolfo, a small farmer from El Salvador, grows 60 crops and is the personification of the solution to world food hunger. (Photo: Jason Taylor … Continue reading

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Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/14/ten-facts-about-being-homeless-usa Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 By Common Dreams By Bill Quigley On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the United States. (Photo: Garry Knight/cc/flickr) Three True Stories Renee Delisle was one of over … Continue reading

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Express Your Disappointment that Legislators are Leaving Without Funding the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): They’re going home while people are still homeless and there are solutions ready to be put into action? The 2013-14 legislative session ends on November 30, but the House and Senate have scheduled only … Continue reading

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Homes Within Reach Conference—November 17-19, Harrisburg

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): November 17-19 Harrisburg Hilton, Harrisburg Making a Difference Together The 2014 Homes Within Reach Conference celebrates our collective achievements over the past decade. Together we are: Rebuilding Homeownership Strengthening the Rental Market Tackling Blight … Continue reading

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Number Of Homeless Students Reaches All-Time High

U.S. News & World Report “There are more homeless students in the nation than ever before, and many are living completely on their own, without parents or guardians … During the 2012-13 school year, 1,258,182 students enrolled in public school … Continue reading

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USDA Food Insecurity Report Shows Widespread Hunger Despite Improving Economy

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): (Philly.com, September 5, 2014; Vox, September 3, 2014) While unemployment rates, GDP growth, and stock market index levels are improving after the recession, the number of American households in 2013 struggling with … Continue reading

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After 50 Years, SNAP Program Remains Vital, Important and Effective

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): (National Memo, August 27, 2014) “Today, the [SNAP] program’s mission is as necessary as it was 50 years ago: providing relevant, vital help to boost nutrition, economic security and health among seniors, … Continue reading

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New “Food Insecurity” Figures Show Recovery Has Yet to Reach Many

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (http://www.cbpp.org): September 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm Some 14.3 percent of the nation’s households were “food insecure” in 2013, meaning they had difficulty affording adequate food at some point during the year, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/17/top-10-solutions-cut-poverty-and-grow-middle-class Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 By TalkPoverty.org By Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach Yesterday (September 16), the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual figures on income, poverty, and health insurance. It revealed that four years into the economic … Continue reading

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