Federal Housing Officials Emphasize Local Solutions to Increasing Homelessness

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s team said communal response needs to be scaled, particularly in major West Coast cities, but without addressing where federal funding fits in.

Gig Economy Gives Child Support Scofflaws a Place to Hide

Even in states where employers are required to report contractors, companies such as Uber and Lyft still aren’t following the rules, and state officials have few ways to make them comply.

Domestic Violence, Homelessness and Natural Disasters Show Need for Pet-Friendly Shelters

"If we can remove the barrier of leaving a pet behind by creating more pet-friendly domestic violence shelters, more lives can be saved," according to the president and CEO of nonprofit group Red Rover.

Cities Warn That Rising Inequity Will Threaten Long-Term Social Stability of Urban Economies

A new NLC report says that cities must “act deliberately for growth … to be sustainable” and provided recommendations to improve the economic mobility of residents and the overall economic health of their cities.

How to Win the War Against Veteran Homelessness

“We want to send a strong message to our veteran community that there are people in the community who care deeply about their welfare and who will be available to help when they need it,” according to the mayor of Nashua, New Hampshire.

Reducing Isolation Among Denver’s Growing Senior Population

Instead of more services, our seniors needed better access to the services the city already provides.

Reducing Barriers to Shelter and Services in Denver

A cross-sector team sees a new way forward after being told by homeless that the current model was “fundamentally broken.”

The Future of American Jobs Is Taking Care of the Elderly

The number of U.S. workers in home health care jumped from less than 700,000 in 2002 to more than 1.4 million in 2017. Projections for the growth of elderly-care aides are consistent with recent history.

Searching for Solutions After 14 Overdoses and One Death in a Library

A team in Colorado is leveraging cross-sector collaboration to connect members of the community to services that could save their lives.

Adapting a Program to Protect Children Caught in the Middle of the Opioid Epidemic

Ohio is piloting a program designed to help kids whose families are disrupted by drug addiction.

Using Data to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination Around Mental Illness

“There’s a way to start quantifying things we wouldn’t normally capture,” according to San Bernardino County’s chief of behavioral health informatics.

How D.C.’s Workforce System Ditched Its ‘High Risk’ Federal Designation

“Our turnaround has been focused on people,” said the director of the District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services.

One California County’s Alternative Housing Model for Its Local Homeless Population

In Yuba County, the 14Forward partnership has helped 100 people get back on their feet in a year.

The Invisible Toll of Trauma and Stress From Storms Like Harvey

Research on Hurricane Katrina survivors shows that the mental health impact of a catastrophe of this scale will likely linger for years to come.

Dallas, Other Cities Playing a Familiar Disaster-Relief Role

As people leave Harvey’s disaster zone, Texas state officials ask that the Dallas Convention Center be ready to shelter 5,000 people by Tuesday morning.

Code for America’s New California Partnership Targets Food Stamp ‘Participation Gap’

GetCalFresh.org allows Golden State residents to apply for SNAP benefits via mobile phone. “You can do it wherever you are.”

A New ‘One Stop Shop’ for Information on Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs

The cache of material, including a “yearbook,” is getting published at a time when Congress is weighing whether to reauthorize a federal program that supports home visiting.

Why Federal Programs Have Struggled With the Suburbanization of Poverty

As poorer populations have shifted to the suburbs, anti-poverty programs have had difficulties adapting to broader regional challenges.