Every day, the HandUp team reads the latest on challenges, innovation, and research around homelessness and poverty. We gathered them all in one place to stay up to date on the most important news in poverty from July.
- Libraries continue to be an unexpected but powerful force on the front lines of homelessness
- June's San Francisco Homeless Project aimed to get 100% public understanding of homelessness
- Welfare is a lifeline but limitations don't always have the best outcome for those trying to escape poverty
- Poverty simulations: creating empathy or 'misery tourism'?
- Data doesn't lie and the numbers are in. Economic and racial inequality, and poverty prevent the overall GDP growth of the US
- Basic income continues to show up in the news, most recently with this study from the Quarterly Economic Journal that found giving poor people money led to greater well-being overall
- And the Boston Globe compares the strategy of a government basic income versus a national government backed jobs program - which one has a better outcome?
- If by now your interested is piqued, Fast Company explores how a basic income would actually work
What news did we miss this month? Link to the most interesting articles you read in the comments below.