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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness

This Passover, We are Guiding People Home
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

By Lara Pukatch and Rebecca Koppel As Passover approaches, Jews remember that we were once slaves, forced into backbreaking labor and oppressed by the Egyptian pharaohs. Our escape from bondage came after forty years of wandering without a place to call home.  At this time of year and throughout the Passover Seder, we often think of those […]

Ending Child Poverty: The Way Forward
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

Child poverty is a national crisis that must be addressed. In the United States, there are 14.7 million poor children and 6.5 million extremely poor children. This means that the number of poor children (14.7 million) is greater than the combined populations of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West […]

Short-Term Shelter, Long-Term Respect
Posted on Friday March 13, 2015

Last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development released new guidelines which call on single-sex emergency shelters and other facilities to “place a potential client (or current client seeking a new assignment) in a shelter or facility that corresponds to the gender with which the person identifies,” while taking health and safety concerns into […]

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 […]

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Melanie Fineman at (202) 387-2800.