Summary This page offers reports and news about about poverty and homelessness in the United States. Quick Facts Success Stories In 2015, Utah became the first state to reduce chronic homelessness by 91 percent. [Source] Following Utah’s success, other states and some municipalities have used a similar approach. Finland is also an example of success… Continue reading Homeless Report 2023
Housing costs in California are rising faster than other states. Between January 2012 and January 2019, list prices for homes rose 85.4%. Here are three of the key conditions that sent prices soaring. Video and photo composite: Carlos Waters for The Wall Street Journal. (8 Mar 2019)
Since 2010, homelessness had been declining, but in 2017 a rise in homelessness began. By our most recent accounts there are now 554,000 homeless people in the U.S. with many of the working poor being without a place to live. They could be paid more, but paying workers more would require CEOs and stockholders to get… Continue reading PBS NewsHour: After many years in decline, homelessness is on the rise. (28 Oct 2018)
By some measures, our economy has never been better. The stock market is at an all time high and jobless claims are at about a 49-year low. End of story, right? Well… not really. We still have millions of citizens living in poverty. More than 20 million children are unable to get adequate food. The… Continue reading Poverty in America – How one of the world’s wealthiest nations still struggles with economic justice.
Activism Summary. Nuru is an organization working to end extreme poverty by empowering people with tools, education, and other resources that help permanently improve their standard of living. One aspect of Nuru that is uniquely innovative and inspiring is the story behind how it was founded. Nuru was founded by Jake Harriman, an ex-Marine platoon… Continue reading Nuru Working to End Terrorism by Eliminating Extreme Poverty
Activism Nuru International works to end extreme poverty by focusing on empowering people through programs in agriculture, education, and healthcare, as well as water and sanitation. In the Kiswahili language of Kuria, Kenya, the word Nuru means light. Ending Poverty to Eliminate Terrorism Nuru was founded by Jake Harriman, an ex-Marine platoon commander who, after… Continue reading Nuru International Works to End Terrorism by Eliminating Extreme Poverty – Civilian and Military Response Turns Toward Humanitarian Aid