Study Finds Harsh Impacts of Family Evictions

Posted March 25, 2015 by Matthew Desmond, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro

Eviction’s Fallout: Housing, Hardship, and Health, recently published in the journal Social Forces, examines the short- and long-term effects of evictions on low income urban mothers. This is among the first studies to rigorously examine the effects of eviction in
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DPW, under Mohammed Nuru, should lead homeless outreach efforts

SF Homeless Outreach Needs New Direction

Posted March 24, 2015 by

San Franciscans learned this weekend that the primary purpose of the SF Health Department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is not getting people off the street. As DPH’s Rachael Kagan told the SF Chronicle’s Matier & Ross,   “‘I’m not sure the
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California’s Severe Voting Drought

Posted March 24, 2015 by Anthony York

A record-low percentage of Californians bothered to cast ballots last November, and there is no shortage of explanations being offered. Everything from voter apathy to sophisticated micro-targeting by political campaigns has been cited as the reason for the abysmal 42
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, center, with NYC's Bill de Blasio on right

The Real March Madness

Posted March 23, 2015 by

The U.S. Conference of Mayors City of Opportunity Task Force meets in Boston today. Its focus is on “transportation, housing and inequality,” and how “federal policy can help close the wage gap and lift individuals and families out of poverty
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