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9 Ways Poverty Hurts Education
Experiencing poverty isn’t good for a students’ education… this might sound obvious but poverty and education are treated as two entirely separate issues all too often—they’re not. Poverty is a complex issue, but education is an easy way for you to get involved and help your community with this issue. Here are nine reasons why … Continue reading
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:13:40 PM

New Year, New Homes at West Beamer Place
  Like so many communities in the Sacramento Valley, Woodland (Yolo County) started out as a farming community, but over time its convenient access to Sacramento made it a desirable place to live, which led to an increase in the price of housing. In fact, since 2000, Woodland has had one of the highest percentage … Continue reading
Monday, January 28, 2019 5:27:00 PM

Mercy Housing’s CEO, Jane Graf’s Thoughts on the Government Shutdown
The U.S. Government’s shutdown has gone on far too long. While the long-term implications are unknown we do know one thing: hard-working Americans and their families, the elderly and those with disabilities, are being unfairly impacted through no fault of their own. Without paychecks, rental assistance or vital services people are forced to make untenable … Continue reading
Friday, January 25, 2019 11:23:34 AM

5 Facts — Who’s Hungry?
It’s Poverty Awareness Month and you can’t talk about poverty without discussing food. Food insecurity — “a lack of available financial resources for food” (USDA) is a problem throughout the country, but programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are helping to keep low-income families healthy. More Americans are affected by food insecurity than you … Continue reading
Friday, January 25, 2019 9:28:40 AM

3 Ways Poverty is Treated As a Crime
It sounds unreal, farfetched, or even crazy — ‘poverty is illegal’ — but it’s happening and has been for far too long in our country. When you look at the frequency at which people are incarcerated because they can’t pay fees for speeding tickets and other small infractions, it’s heartbreaking. There are 2.2 million people … Continue reading
Friday, January 18, 2019 10:54:58 AM

Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Catherine Stefani, and community leaders celebrate the reopening of affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities
138 permanently affordable apartments were rehabilitated under the RAD program San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Catherine Stefani, and community leaders today celebrated the rehabilitation and grand reopening of two former public housing properties serving seniors and people with disabilities in the lower Pacific Heights neighborhood. 2451 Sacramento Street (JFK Tower) and 2698 California … Continue reading
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:21:37 PM

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