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Food stamps will soon require 20 hours of work or classes in NC

By |May 13th, 2016|

(Reprint from the News & Observer)

Requirement was dropped in 2008 as the recession hit

Feds are restoring it for 23 counties; legislature is adding the other 77 in July

Opponent: ‘It’s part and parcel of a ripping away of the safety net’

Front to back, Shenna Stencil, Sheena Spencer and C. McLean look through lists of current food […]

A Restaurant Put A Fridge Out Front So Hungry People Can Grab Leftovers

By |May 5th, 2016|

Pappadavada, a restaurant in Kochi, India, has placed a working fridge out front so patrons can leave leftovers for other people in need.

The idea came from the restaurant’s owner, Minu Pauline, who was inspired to do something one night after she saw a homeless woman rummaging through a trash can for food.

She told the Huffington […]

Wake vows to address lack of affordable housing

By |April 30th, 2016|

(A Reprint from the News & Observer)

 

BY PAUL A. SPECHT

aspecht@newsobserver.com

It might have been called an emergency meeting. Wake County commissioners gathered last Monday with housing experts including those from Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit groups to address a lack of affordable housing.

This chronic problem has been growing in Wake, a strange and painful conundrum […]

Utah won war on homelessness?

By |April 28th, 2016|

Utah says it won ‘war on homelessness’, but shelters tell a different story

A year after officials announced that chronic homelessness had been nearly wiped out, a battle is brewing over the future of the largest shelter in the state

Mike Weston has lived at the Road Home for approximately 20 years. Photograph: Chad Kirkland for […]