Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Rock star Jon Bon Jovi recently joined city officials in an unveiling ceremony for yet another low-income housing project that he is financially supporting. The new 55-unit, $16.6 million complex will provide homes for low-income renters and those who previously were homeless.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Everyone, everywhere deserves a good education. Money should not be the determining factor as to whether or not a student receives a good education. Unfortunately, the fact is that schools located in high poverty areas often perform far worse than schools located in areas of affluence. With this said, however, there are exceptions, meaning there are many schools across the country who are performing very well, even in areas of poverty.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
An article recently published on BET.com shows how celebrities often come to the rescue to help those in need of housing. They especially like to help people in their home towns. The article focused on the contribution recently made by American singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A 33-story building slated to be built on Riverside Boulevard in New York's Upper West Side has citizens and city officials in an uproar, according to an article recently published in the New York Times. The building is going to contain 274 units, but 219 will be sold at market rate as condos, and 55 will be apartments for rent to people making 60% or less of area median income. What has people in an uproar is the fact that the condos and the apartments will have separate entrances.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Living cheaply, or cheaper, is the goal of most Americans now. But finding out where one can live cheaper can be a daunting task. So, here are the top 10 cheapest places to live, according to an article published recently in The Chicago Tribune.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Job Corps is a program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge education and vocational training to youth ages 16 to 24. It was initiated as the central program of the War on Poverty during the President Johnson Administration in the 1960's.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Americans should ideally pay no more than 30 percent of their income on rent or mortgage. That's what HUD has established as affordable. But as rents go higher and higher, renting becomes more and more UNaffordable.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Dollar Tree and Family Dollar to Merge -- But Will This Lead To Higher Prices For Low Income Shoppers?
Low-income American shoppers are concerned that bigger may not be better. The recent announcement that Dollar Tree is acquiring Family Dollar raises concerns that the merger might jeopardize what they have counted on for deep deal shopping. They are worried that the merger will not only create America's leading discount retailer but also create a different pricing structure or even closing stores.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Most homeless people are treated with disregard and often with disdain. People who pass by them think the homeless are lazy, not interested in working, and just looking for handouts. But the face of the homeless has changed. The homeless now includes many people who once owned their own home, had jobs and lived normal and productive lives.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that teens get about 9-10 hours of sleep every night. Many teens do not get enough sleep, which may come as no surprise. But a recent survey did uncover information that may surprise people, showing that low-income teens are particularly vulnerable to a lack of sufficient sleep each night.