Category Archives: Human Needs

Young Children Deserve Access to Healthy Food

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Urge your Senators to co-sponsor the Healthy Food for Young Children Act. This bill would improve the Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP, which feeds more than 3 million children each … Continue reading

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Hunger on Rise in Philadelphia

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-30/hunger-food-nutrition/food-report-hunger-on-rise-in-philadelphia/a47409-1 July 30, 2015 – Greg Stotelmyer, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHILADELPHIA – Over the past year in Philadelphia one in four people faced times when he or she did not know where … Continue reading

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Congress’s Guide to Hunger and Your Nutrition Assistance Story

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/07/22/congresss-guide-to-hunger-and-your-nutrition-assistance-story/#.VbECSvlViko By Lecia Imbery July 22, 2015 Nearly 16 percent of Americans – 49 million of us – struggle with hunger. That’s one out of every seven households. Hunger impacts children (16 million, in fact) and adults in every … Continue reading

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Show Your Support for New Bill that Would Strengthen Child and Adult Care Food Program

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Now is the time to show support so you can get support for your Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) has introduced a bill that is a … Continue reading

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Urge Your Elected Officials to Act for Mercy and Justice and End Poverty

From Project H.O.M.E. (http://www.projecthome.org): Send the following message to your elected officials in Congress urging them to respond to Pope Francis’ challenge to build a just society for poor and struggling Americans: Respond to Pope Francis by working to end … Continue reading

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Study: Repaired Vacant Houses Coincide with a Drop in Crime

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): By: Aubrey Whelan Published: July 8, 2015 Even the most bare-bones renovations to a vacant house – something as simple as replacing a gaping doorway or a broken window – could have an impact … Continue reading

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The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015 Report Released

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): The State of the Nation’s Housing report has been released annually by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies since 1988. Now in its 27th year, it continues to serve as an essential resource … Continue reading

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Pressure Time! Urge PA Senate to Pass the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): We’re almost there! With a combined total of 246-0, Pennsylvania’s senators and representatives have gone on record supporting PHARE, the state Housing Trust Fund. It just goes to show what we can accomplish when … Continue reading

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Obama Administration to Unveil Major New Rules Targeting Segregation across U.S.

Washington Post By Emily Badger July 8 at 5:00 AM CHICAGO — When the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, it barred the outright racial discrimination that was then routine. It also required the government to go one step further — to actively … Continue reading

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Public Housing: the Door isn’t Always Open

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): By: Madelyn Pennino Published: June 29, 2015 The idea behind public housing is to give low income individuals a decent roof over their heads – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s accessible for even … Continue reading

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