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U.S. Poverty Rate Rises

Poverty Census Chart

September 22, 2011 Poverty Rate Rises In America ANNALYN CENSKY, CNN Money Amid a still struggling economy, more people in America fell below the poverty line last year, according to new census data released Tuesday. The nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, its highest level since 1993. In 2009, 14.3% of people in America […]

Low-Income Families Get Online

Internet Essentials

September 19, 2011 Comcast Helps Needy Families Get Online ROBERT STANTON, Houston Chronicle Hundreds of thousands of Houston schoolchildren will qualify for reduced-cost Internet access and computers in a program aimed at getting more low-income families online. The program, Internet Essentials, “is probably the largest broadband adoption experiment of its kind that’s really been undertaken,” said Ray Purser, […]

A “Safe Spot” For Homeless Youth

Safe Spot

September 7, 2011 A New Kind Of Center For Homeless Youth In Houston David Pitman, kuhf news The newest resource center in the Montrose area is helping struggling teenagers and young adults create better lives for themselves.  The “Safe Spot” opened just five months ago.  In that time, it has helped dozens of youngsters find […]

Homeless Houston

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