Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Ongoing Business of Harm and Neglect: DHS’ Experimentation with NYC Families

by Neil Donovan, Executive Director 200 families in New York City are part of a new draconian experiment cooked up under the supervision of the new and troubling commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services, Seth Diamond.  The two-year test, … Continue reading

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Get Out the Homeless Vote in 2010

by Michael Stoops In the early 1980’s there were successful lawsuits on the right of homeless people to vote in New York City, Philadelphia, Santa Barbara and Washington, DC. Many groups worked successfully in getting the National Voter Registration Act … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Winter Planning

by Megan Hustings In DC, we’re trying to squeeze the last days of warmth and sunshine out of the summer, and the last thing we want to think about is the temperature dropping more.  But winter is on its way. … Continue reading

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US 2009 Poverty Rate Jumps to 14.3%: Census Omits Vital Data from Rise in Poverty Rate

by Neil Donovan, Executive Director The US Census Bureau announced the finding from its annual report: Income Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009. The Census reported a poverty rate of 14.3% or 43.6 million Americans, slightly … Continue reading

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Don’t Obstruct the Personal Act of Giving

by Neil Donovan, NCH Executive Director The people of Memphis want to know if they should put up “parking meter – contribution stations” to replace the method of directly donating to a person in need, often referred to as panhandling. … Continue reading

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