Archive for May, 2009

Like most American’s, I’m trying to be optimistic about our nation’s economy – hoping that that we will see a recovery sometime soon. However, and despite, a Reuters news report yesterday that "… initial claims for state unemployment insurance" were actually down for the second week in a row, I’m still being a bit cautious with my optimism.   (more…)

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On Saturday morning, in his weekly radio address, President Obama urged all Americans to remember and honor our nation’s Veterans.

Although Memorial Day is primarily a day for remembrance of our nation’s servicemen and women who have died in the course of their service – we mustn’t forget those who have served and are still with us.   (more…)

A little over a week ago, I wrote a post regarding the City of New York requiring working homeless families to pay "up to 50 percent" of their income as a condition for staying at local area shelters.

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that Mayor Michael Bloomberg – who had previously stated that the city was obligated to charge those families rent – put a temporary stop to the practice.   (more…)

At first glance, Zach Bonner seems like most other boys his age. There is nothing that would lead you to associate him with homelessness – unless, of course, you took the time to sit and have a chat with him. It’s then that your education would begin.

Don’t misunderstand me. Zach himself isn’t homeless. However, child homelessness is a topic he is quite familiar with.

At the "ripe old age" of 11, Zach is a seasoned veteran when it comes to being an advocate for this nation’s homeless children.   (more…)

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homeless (USICH) is the federal agency whose job it is to address homelessness in the nation.

Although the USICH works in conjunction with HUD and a number of other agencies at both the federal and state levels, it is the primary bureaucracy which is responsible for coordinating efforts to reduce the numbers of homeless throughout the country.   (more…)