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05Mar

Fewer Found Homeless in Bucks, As More Reach Out for Housing Help

Share List Bucks County Courier Times  Volunteers located 359 homeless people through Bucks County’s 2019 point-in-time count, conducted in late January to identify people living in emergency shelters, transitional housing or outdoors. The figure marks a 9.6-percent decrease in individuals identified from 2018, though county officials say other statistics show homelessness remains a pressing local…

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Mar

Why Youth Homelessness Is on the Rise

Share List Governing  They are the nation’s invisible homeless population, undercounted for years, hiding out in cars and abandoned buildings, in motels and on couches, often trading sex for a place to sleep. And now, for a complex variety of reasons, the number of youth — teens and young adults — living on the street…

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Feb

Annual Count Seeks to Tally, Aid Homeless in Freezing Temperatures

Share List Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  In skin-stinging, bone-chilling, toe-freezing cold Wednesday, teams scoured dozens of Pittsburgh neighborhoods and Allegheny County municipalities with a mission: count the region’s homeless population. Armed with a backpack filled with hand warmers, t-shirts, underwear, tissues, toiletries, and the overdose-reversing drug Narcan, Anne Kainaroi and Alex Herisko, of nonprofit Community Human Services,…

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Homelessness Policy Committee Call January 2019

Share List Homelessness Policy Committee Call, Thursday January 31st, 2019 This was part of a series of Policy Committee meetings where the Housing Alliance looked to our members to: • Share accomplishments at the local level • Discuss the remaining challenges and gaps • Identify possible state policy solutions Speakers: Michelle Feldman, Policy Director, Housing…

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30Jan

Governor Wolf Seeks Overhaul of Work, Housing Programs for Public Benefit Recipients

Share List Press Release: Office of Governor Tom Wolf Governor Tom Wolf today announced a proposed overhaul of state programs to help Pennsylvanians receiving public benefits earn career-building skills, find good jobs, and access affordable, permanent housing, among other goals.The overhaul would create greater accountability for programs aimed at getting people into the workforce, increase…

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