Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Norway is considering a new measure that would allow local municipalities to criminalize begging. Honolulu has started seizing the belongings of homeless people, closing public parks at night, and banning makeshift shelters. Are these kinds of measures just stop-gap solutions?
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Robert Doar, administrator and commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services talks about D-SNAP, a program that provides additional food stamp assistance available for New Yorkers in storm-damaged zip codes. Doar explains who qualifies, as well as when and how to apply.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Sam Tsemberis discusses founding Pathways to Housing in 1992, a program that addresses homelessness among people with psychiatric disabilities. Since its founding, Pathways has housed more than 600 people in New York alone, and the program maintains an 85% retention rate. In addition to its New York headquarters, Pathways to Housing now has program offices in Washington DC, Philadelphia and Vermont, and the Pathways Housing First model has been replicated in more than 40 cities across the United States, as well as in Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal.
Monday, April 23, 2012
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
New York City’s social service agencies are supporting a bill that would make assaulting their employees a felony, up from a misdemeanor offense
Monday, November 07, 2011
When the Census Bureau announced that a record number of Americans live below the poverty line it did so using an old metric that has not been changed, apart from adjustments for inflation, since it was hastily conceived in 1963. Starting Monday, the Census Bureau will use a new metric — taking into account such federal assistance like food stamps and such costs as rent, medical and child care, for the first time.