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What Works News Round-Up – March 26, 2015

by Admin

In the News

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

The Atlantic (3/26/15) Welfare Makes America More Entrepreneurial
Research shows that when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks.

The New York Times (3/25/15) How Poor Are The Poor?
There is a consensus among poverty experts that over the past 50 years there has been some improvement in the condition of the poor.

USA Today (3/25/15) Early Death Rates Dropping, But Not In Many Poor Areas
Not long ago, America viewed health as something that belonged primarily in the medical world, set apart from all other facets of daily life. Today, we know better.

Urban Institute Metro Trends Blog (3/24/15) A Data-Driven Approach Doesn’t Have To Be Impersonal
In 2010, Common Ground launched an effort to house some of the most vulnerable people in the country. They called it the 100,000 Homes Campaign. The following year, a group within Common Ground created Community Solutions to expand the work.

San Francisco Chronicle (3/23/15) San Francisco Homeless Shelter To Get A Trial Run
Embarking on a novel approach to combat chronic homelessness, city officials next week plan to open a temporary shelter that invites entire street encampments.

The Huffington Post (3/23/15) NYC Mayor De Blasio Offers Cash Reward To Landlords For Housing Homeless Families
To help curb NYC’s record homeless rate, Mayor de Blasio is making robocalls to landlords, asking them to take in homeless families in exchange for a $1,000 bonus.

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