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 March.
- In New York, over 100,000 ghost tenants show how bad the crisis of affordable homes is in the city. Why are more people becoming ghosts?
- Colonias, un-regulated but legal communities in Texas, drew low-income families who could own land but promised city infrastructure like water and sewage didn't follow
- With 1 out of 3 families who can’t afford diapers, The White House called on tech companies to lessen the inequality and Jet.com stepped up
- For Americans who drop out of high school, this significantly impacts lifetime earnings; new data shows it’s more important to close the inequality gap between the poor and middle class, rather than the 1%
- A reminder that the data doesn’t lie and how important it is in the fight against poverty, much more than anecdotal evidence
- “I’ve been homeless 3 times. The problem isn’t drugs or mental illness — it’s poverty.“
- Learn how nation-wide highway development during the 1950’s facilitated poverty in our cities - and set the foundation for today’s inequality
- A powerful article from a UK-based homeless outreach worker on a day in the life - the challenges and rewards
- An interview with the author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, and why eviction is continuing cycles of poverty
- The Department of Justice lays down the law on cities that jail people because they can’t pay court fees and fines, protecting our low-income neighbors
- Los Angeles is getting sued by homeless neighbors and advocacy groups for impounding peoples’ belongings during city sweets
What news did we miss this month? Send us any interesting articles you think we should be sharing with the community.