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What Works News Round-Up – April 11, 2014

by Admin

In the News

Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week.

Washington Post Wonkblog (4/9/14) What We Know About how Poor Neighborhoods Become Wealthier
Over the last 30 years, the poorest neighborhoods in urban America have largely remained that way.

The Globe and Mail (4/8/14) Housing is Most Cost-Effective Treatment for Mental Illness: Study
For every $1 spent providing housing and support for a homeless person with severe mental illness, $2.17 in savings are reaped because they spend less time in hospital, in prison and in shelters.

The Atlantic Cities (4/8/14) The Search for Affordable Housing is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs
One commonly held metric is that families should devote no more than about 28 percent of their incomes to housing. But in certain parts of the country, that’s easier said than done.

Nature (4/7/14) Stress Alters Children’s Genomes
Growing up in a stressful social environment leaves lasting marks on young chromosomes, a study of African American boys has revealed.

The Boston Globe (4/7/14) New City Program Lets Doctors “Prescribe” Bike-sharing Memberships
The City of Boston has announced a program to subsidize bike-sharing memberships for low-income residents, in partnership with Boston Medical Center.

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