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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 […]

Punishment and Inequality in America

Punishment and Inequality in America

Over the last thirty years, the prison population in the United States has increased more than sevenfold to over two million people, including vastly disproportionate numbers of minorities and people with little education. For some racial and educational groups, incarceration has become a depressingly regular experience, and prison culture and influence pervade their communities. Almost […]

Former Model Helping Homeless Vets

Water For Homeless

August 12, 2011 via 11 KHOU Eyewitness News HOUSTON — A former model is using the images of local veterans to help fight poverty and homelessness. Elena Davis’ face has graced the cover and pages of some of the world’s top fashion magazines but now she’s behind the lens and the woman behind I Am Waters. […]

Homelessness Everyones Problem

homelessness everyones problem

August 7, 2011 How Homeless Problem is Your Problem Too KRISTIN KANE, myfoxhouston.com HOUSTON – Homeless organizations are being forced to lay off many of their employees after their state grant money wasn’t renewed. They fear the homeless population in Houston will increase as a result. You’ll remember I brought you the story of Tim […]

Men Strip To Help Houston Unemployed

mens warehouse suit drive

August 5, 2011   Despite Lingering Recession, Retailer Still Encouraging Men to Give the Suits off Their Backs for Charity   Men’s Wearhouse 4th Annual Suit Drive Continues Tradition of Giving HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — During the entire month of August, Men’s Wearhouse will hold its annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of […]

Discussion: Houston ‘Civility Ordinance’

Houston City Council Considers Expanding 'Civility Ordinance'

July 19, 2011 Houston City Council Considers Expanding ‘Civility Ordinance’ GABE GUTIERREZ, KHOU 11 News HOUSTON – The City Council is considering whether to expand its controversial “civility ordinance,” which allows police to ticket or even arrest people for sitting or lying on sidewalks. Supporters say it will help clean up the area just east […]

Houston Homeless Shelter Hanging On

houston homeless shelter

July 12, 2011 Houston Homeless Shelter Clings To Frayed Lifeline Without financial help, residents will be homeless once again ROBERT STANTON, Houston Chronicle For more than a decade, Sanders Stephenson was homeless on the streets of Houston, his pain and frustration dulled by the crack pipes he smoked daily. Today, the 60-year-old unemployed welder said […]

Independence Day: A Miracle In Any Era

signing-the-declaration-of-independence

July, 4, 2011 Independence Day – A Miracle In Any Era BOB RICHTER, mysanantonio.com On July 3, 1776, excited and fulfilled as a man can be after putting his life on the line for a cause, future president and current revolutionary John Adams, in a prophetic letter to his wife, Abigail, wrote: “Yesterday, the greatest question […]

Homeless Houston

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