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14th October
written by Anna Blasco

Big News! We opened registration for our 2012 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. Sign up soon for discounted registration rates and expect more posts on the conferences as it gets closer.

If you have read our Friday News Roundups in the past, you may have noticed that today’s version is a little shorter than usual. Let us know if you like this shorter, bulletted format better than the usual summery format in the poll question at the bottom of this post!

Now on to this week’s news roundup:

  • Chattanooga announced family homelessness has doubled in their community.
  • An estimated 40,000 people, half of whom are children, will be cut from receiving welfare benefits in Michigan. Food stamp recipients who have assets of more than $5,000 may also lose their benefits.
  • The street newspaper Street Roots looks at how cuts to benefits in Oregon will affect real people.
  • The Ali Forney Center released a video on the plight of homeless gay youth.
  • Cindy Lauper explains why she gives a damn about lgbt youth homelessness.
  • A lack of affordable housing and never ending waiting lists contribute to a shortage in housing for people with mental illnesses in Baltimore County.
  • Affordable housing for everyone is short in the Twin Cities and in Billings, MT.

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