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Council Member Pushes Habitat for Humanity to Restore Homes to Displaced Families

Council Member Pushes Habitat for Humanity to Restore Homes to Displaced Families
A New York City Council member is asking the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity to find housing for several families who were displaced as the charity carried out a project to buy and renovate buildings in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Though the properties were purportedly long vacant, a ProPublica investigation published last week found that tenants in several buildings were pressured to leave shortly before the charity moved to buy them.
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Homeless People, Recovering Addicts Working Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning Games Unpaid

Homeless People, Recovering Addicts Working Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning Games Unpaid
 
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What a Drug Cartel's Killing Sprees Tell Us About Our Homeless Policies

What a Drug Cartel's Killing Sprees Tell Us About Our Homeless Policies
A new book tells the story of drug cartels in Colombia killing homeless people in an effort to keep the streets "clean." The reports are at once horrifying and yet informative of the U.S.'s own policy on the poor.
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Billionaire Lunatic: Talking About Income Inequality Means You're a Nazi

Billionaire Lunatic: Talking About Income Inequality Means You're a Nazi
Tom Perkins, founder of one of Silicon Valley's top venture capital firms, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, would like you to know that if you talk about income inequality, you're attacking the poor, poor 1% — just like the Nazis attacked the Jewish people.
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Utah Is Ending Homelessness By Giving People Homes

Utah Is Ending Homelessness By Giving People Homes
Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail says for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker.
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Two Officers Cleared of Charges in Controversial Death of Homeless Man

Two Officers Cleared of Charges in Controversial Death of Homeless Man
By the time all four verdicts were read clearing two California officers of killing a homeless man, people on both sides of the gallery were sobbing. Kelly Thomas, 37, died five days after a violent confrontation with six officers in July 2011. A surveillance camera at the busy transit center where the incident unfolded captured him screaming for his father again and again and begging for air as the police kneed him, jolted him with an electric stun gun and used the blunt end to strike him around the face and head.
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Gillian Flaccus
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Reducing Food Stamps Doesn't Just Hurt Children and Vets, It Hurts Economy

Reducing Food Stamps Doesn't Just Hurt Children and Vets, It Hurts Economy
If you don’t think this SNAP reduction affects you, you’re wrong. Anytime you take money from Main Street, you hurt local economies. Since SNAP funds are used to buy food, a $5 billion loss to retailers and to agriculture industry is reported nationwide. For South Carolina, it is a $93 million direct loss to the economy
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Vt Anti-Panhandling Proposal Finds Foe in First Amendment

Vt Anti-Panhandling Proposal Finds Foe in First Amendment
Bennington, Vt's proposed anti-panhandling law may be a possible violation of First Amendment rights — standing in public space and speaking one's mind, even if it's a mind craving help, is the essence of that tenement — but at a town meeting this week, those rights were still in tact. The ensuing showdown between civilian and elected official was one to behold.
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Annual Homeless Memorial Honors 250 Dead in 2012

Every year homeless mothers, fathers and children suffer on the cold streets in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Some of them die. They are often alone and their friends and family have no way to honor their memory. Every winter, Simpson United Methodist Church gives them a voice. They’ve been doing that for the past 28 years.
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Rush Limbaugh: Tis the Season to Blame the Homeless for CT Shootings

It's time for Random Rush! This Christmas season, Rush asks you to hate on the homeless because the Newtown, Connecticut shootings are somehow their fault.
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