News - United States

February 4, 2015
The 2015 women's memorial march will take place in many communities across Canada and in the United States on February 14. The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Organizing, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, United States
July 23, 2014
Being poor can make you sick. Where you work, the air you breathe, the state of your housing, what you eat, your levels of stress and your vulnerability to crime, injury and discrimination all affect...
Keywords: Health, Housing, United States
February 6, 2014
In eight years, Utah has quietly reduced homelessness by 78 percent, and is on track to end homelessness by 2015. How did Utah accomplish this? Simple. Utah solved homelessness by giving people homes...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, United States
July 26, 2011
This amazing online art exhibition presents the work of artists who have sought to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness. Since the Great Depression, artists in the US have not only acted as...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, United States
July 26, 2011
In Florida, people are being arrested for giving food to people who are homeless. The City of Orlando has been targeting Food not Bombs, a community group that, twice a week for the past 5 years, has...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Organizing, United States
February 3, 2011
Just a Click Away is hosting a series of free webinars exploring different website models used to provide access online to public legal education and information. On January 25th, PovNet participated...
Keywords: Legal Info (PLEI), British Columbia, All of Canada, United States
January 4, 2011
Slate magazine put together an interesting series on the growing inequality in the U.S. Timothy Noah kicked off this series by looking at whether race, gender, or the breakdown of the nuclear family...
Keywords: Poverty Research, United States
November 23, 2010
Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton has released a new report that explores the weaknesses in the design of North American social welfare institutions through the stories of two individuals. It...
Keywords: Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario, All of Canada, United States
September 22, 2010
Read Terminal People, a well-written story about the many homeless who were displaced when the city of San Francisco closed a massive transit hub where they slept.
Keywords: Homelessness, United States
March 29, 2010
Hawaii wants to create "safe zones" for homeless people to set up camps.
Keywords: Homelessness, United States
February 23, 2010
Keywords: Unemployment, United States
July 17, 2009
An article in RaceWire looks at the myth of gay affluence and how poverty affects queer people of colour. Recent research looked at American census data and found queer couple families are...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, LGBTQ, Poverty Research, International, United States
June 19, 2009
Barbara Ehreneich, the author of “Nickel and Dimed”, has written an editorial in the New York Times about how the media has been concentrating on how the economic downturn has effected the upper and...
Keywords: economic crisis, Poverty Research, recession, United States
May 22, 2009
Recently the international media has been focusing on the number of tent cities and shantytowns in the cities and towns across America. According to an article on AlterNet, the media is not asking...
Keywords: Homelessness, United States
April 13, 2009
A story in the New York Times investigates how about a dozen advocacy groups around the country are actively moving homeless people into vacant homes, sometimes moving them back into their homes that...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, United States
December 30, 2008
Marykate Connor, founder of Caduceus Outreach Services in San Francisco, talks about her innovative work helping homeless people with mental health problems. She discusses the criminal justice system...
Keywords: Homelessness, Mental Health, United States
December 12, 2008
Food banks across the US and Canada are deeply affected by tough economic times both by a decline in donations and an increase in demand. The US government has started shifting the federal government...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, United States
December 2, 2008
A Miami activist organization, Take Back the Land, has started moving in homeless individuals and families into empty foreclosed homes. Take Back the Land asserts: "that it is immoral to maintain...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, United States
September 20, 2008
After more then twenty-five years the New York City municipal government has finally decided to settle a lawsuit filed by the Legal Aid Society to draw attention to homeless families. The lawsuit...
Keywords: Family, Homelessness, Housing, United States
July 22, 2008
The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision which found the Safe Third Country Agreement violated international and Canadian law. Under the Safe Third Country Agreement persons...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada, United States