Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Shelter board establishes 'One Day to End Homelessness'

The Community Shelter Board has established Tuesday, Jan. 31 as "One Day to End Homelessness."

The campaign is designed to raise funds to house adults and families who are filling Central Ohio shelters beyond capacity. The goal is to raise at least $300,000.

Food Stamp Families to Critics: Walk in Our Shoes

Homeless Science Star Gets a Home

Homeless numbers down, but risks rise

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A woman walks past a man sleeping on a street in New York in November 2009.

A report released Wednesday says the number of homeless people in America fell slightly between 2009 and 2011 despite a teetering economy, but homeless advocates say the numbers don’t tell the full story.

The report, “State of Homeless in America 2012,” was issued by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a nationwide federation of public, private and nonprofit organizations. It examined homelessness between 2009 and 2011, a period when the U.S. economy was dragging itself out of its worst recession since World War II.