The veterans first take a 10-week class on aspects of agriculture and small-scale farming, such as soil management, planting techniques, irrigation and how to deal with insects and mildew. Then they work together to seed, plant, weed, till and harvest vegetables that go to the Clark County Food Bank.
When veteran unemployment dipped earlier this year, experts weren’t sure whether it was a trend or just a blip. That doubt has since been clarifie…
The 2016 CHALENG Survey
2016 CHALENG survey on Veterans Homelessness is open. Veterans, Community, Partners, VA Staff
“It’s surreal. I can’t believe after everything that’s happened I’m going to be leaving to attend Howard,” Ward said in an interview with The Huffington Post, reflecting on the generosity of strangers who put him on the path to Washington, D.C.
The $85 billion in cuts that went into effect at the beginning of the month will not spare soldiers and veterans, with a wave of cuts being announced for tuition assistance and a program that helps homeless veterans get back on their feet.
Solid figures have been particularly hard to come by in growing discussions of human trafficking, in part because many survivors don’t like to talk about having been exploited. Working with the Applied Developmental Psychology Department at Fordham, researchers at Covenant House developed a set of interview questions to make it easier to find trafficking victims, and we were surprised and dismayed by the extent of exploitation the young people who participated in the interviews had suffered.
There are many reasons people become homeless, and the … afford this housing, making it out of reach for many of the areas working poor families.
NCHV will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.
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After weeks of Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant calling on her colleagues to redirect money intended for a new police precinct to fund affordable housing, a majority of the city council has come on board with her idea—sorta.
Six council members including Sawant have announced a proposal to sell city bonds to fund 500 units of affordable housing. But the bonds will not take full funding away from the controversial North Seattle precinct, as Sawant has advocated.
Under the plan, the city would sell bonds to raise $29 million in 2017. That money would then go into a city fund for affordable housing. Nonprofit housing developers could apply for money out of that fund, pair it with other funding, and build housing, as they do now for money raised through the housing levy. (That’s what allows the $29 million to “create up to 500 units” of housing, although the units themselves would cost more than that. Here are some examples of how the $29 million could be spent.)
In a city facing an acute housing affordability crisis, calls to use the city’s bonding authority to help build more low-cost apartments have grown. Last year, the mayor’s influential housing affordability committee recommended using city bonds to fund loans for affordable housing. But the question of where to get the money to pay back those bonds—especially at any scale that can really make a difference in the crisis—has been divisive.
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Now that that’s dead, the agency plans to go about systematically cutting up to 17 percent of its service hours over the next two years. Just think about that. It is, quite plainly, insane.