Every day the HandUp team reads the latest on challenges, innovation, and research around homelessness and poverty. Here are some of the most interesting news we read this month.
- After making significant impact with veteran homelessness, Obama proposes $11 billion in the fight against family and youth homelessness.
- Which is very important because for the first time in almost 50 years, the majority of U.S public school students are living below the poverty line
- The California Legislative Analyst’s Office released new data that suggests continued housing development, even if not affordable, still positively impacts low income communities in the long game
- Housing first as a successful solution continues to prove itself, as data shows giving the unhoused housing is 3x cheaper than leaving them on the street
- Local filmmaker Michael Reiner interviews the community most unheard in San Francisco during the Superbowl - our homeless neighbors.
- The World Food Programme launched a 'one card' system in Palestine that allows them to fund assistance for basic needs directly to individuals
- LA reporter Carla Hall interviews a formerly homeless neighbor James Lonon as he transitions into a new home.
- From a micro-financing nonprofit in Ghana to a Public Benefit Corporation in San Francisco, listen to the journey of HandUp Co-founder and COO in social entrepreneurship
- New CA law covers the cost of IDs for homeless neighbors to remove barriers for benefits and housing
- The digital divide becomes a larger barrier for young students to keep up with school work, estimated 5 million families are without Internet at home
- Head of Marketing at HandUp shares key things to consider before crowdfunding for someone experiencing homelessness
What stories did you read this month that we missed?