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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness

As Snow Covers the Northeast, Keeping Those Experiencing Homelessness In Mind
Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Though I did live in Atlanta for the first few years of my life, the majority of my winters have been spent in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And in Boston, we are used to snow; despite my consistent efforts at the “snow day dance,” I had fewer than 10 snow days while I was in […]

Homelessness in the Trans Youth Community: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?
Posted on Monday February 09, 2015

Despite the small percentage of the overall population that identifies as LGBT, approximately forty percent of homeless youth served by homelessness agencies are LGBT. This disturbing number reflects the impact family rejection, legalized discrimination and institutionalized homophobia and transphobia can have on LGBT individuals. This month, the Center for American Progress released an important report […]

Removing the Stumbling Block of Economic Inequality
Posted on Wednesday February 04, 2015

It is essential for activists who are passionate about disability rights to understand how many of the inequalities and hardships that people in America face uniquely impact people with disabilities. Twice as many people with disabilities as those without live in poverty and nearly 1 in 3 (or 29 percent of) individuals with disabilities live […]

Looking Back to Move Forward: What We Can Learn from 2014 on Economic Justice
Posted on Thursday January 08, 2015

While we have seen some positive changes in the economy – such as November’s jobs growth pace of 321,000 jobs a month – the Economic Policy Institute estimates that it will take at least two years before the economy looks like how it did before the recession. A report from the US Conference of Mayors […]

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