COMMENTARY | Instituting work requirements does not mean that people get jobs, keep jobs, or advance in jobs. The focus needs to be kept on the end game—economic stability and mobility—not administrative indicators.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago ticket and debt collection reforms … Denver minimum wage … N.C.’s hate crime increase … and an 18-year-old mayor’s agenda.
There are now about 38,000 homeless veterans, according to federal agencies.
Brooklyn's newest domestic violence shelter allows abuse victims to move in with their pets, eliminating a key hurdle to seeking help.
A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation outlined a .6 percent drop in Medicaid enrollment in 2018, the first since 2007.
Rural youth are as likely to experience homelessness as kids living in urban areas, but may have less access to support services.
From Seattle to Akron to Los Angeles and Minneapolis, here’s how local leaders and others are trying to provide shelter—or deny shelter—to those who desperately need stable housing.
Looking at proposals for treatment system transformation, the substance use disorder workforce and underserved populations.
“Give them a sense of pride in what they do and it engenders commitment,” said Stephanie Holloman, the human resources director in Riverside, California.
The survey, released by the National League of Cities, is based on interviews with 115 mayors from 39 states.
Modular housing pilot projects in King County, Washington aim to create flexible and replicable prototypes of how to expand the number of beds and provide 24/7 case management.
A recent report from the Urban Institute examined families' ability to pay for basic needs.
An appellate court last week found that the First Amendment covers a weekly shared meal at a Fort Lauderdale park where homeless people are known to congregate.
Arkansas state officials say new requirements will help people get into the workforce. Advocates, however, contend they will just kick people out of the insurance program.
Some groups that cater to immigrant communities report a drop in food stamp applicants.
“I’ve become, maybe, a fanatic about 211,” says San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, who's expected to be the next president of the National Association of Counties.
One idea on the table as House and Senate negotiators wrangle over the farm bill is work requirements for SNAP recipients. But that would also require states to run job training programs.
Route Fifty asked local government officials what is most important to their communities’ future. Their answers may surprise you.
“What we’re seeing is an influx of state policymakers starting to wrap their arms around the fact that learning doesn’t start in kindergarten,” said Bruce Atchison of the Education Commission of the States.
Gov. Matt Bevin says the plan is the best way to keep the popular program solvent. Critics say he’s ignoring key data and thousands risk losing coverage.
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