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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness

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 […]

Helping Those Experiencing Homelessness as the Weather Gets Colder
Posted on Thursday December 11, 2014

Last month, Weather.com reported that there was record breaking November Arctic Cold weather, full of cold surges and record-breaking low temperatures. There may be global warming, but that does not mean that cold winters are a relic of the past. And, even as the weather gets cold, there are far too many Americans forced to […]

New Report is a Call to Action to End Child Homelessness
Posted on Monday November 17, 2014

A recent comprehensive state-by-state report sponsored by the National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes for Research shows that the number of homeless children in the country has reached a record high, amounting to one in thirty children being homeless! This means that 2.5 million children in the United States go to sleep without […]

Ensuring That A Permanent Home Is Not a Prerequisite to Voting
Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

This week, we will read Parashat Noach, which tells the story of Noah and the flood. In this parashah (Torah portion), as the flood came upon the Earth over the course of seven days, Noah and his family took shelter in the ark, along with all the animals that “went two and two … into […]

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