Archive for February, 2012

From under a bridge, into a home

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Rettele is one of the “chronically homeless” — people who typically have a disability, an addiction or both and have been continuously homeless for more than a year. Their needs and society’s cost have propelled a national push called Housing First that offers permanent supportive housing — apartments or assisted living with case management — to chronically homeless people without […]

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It

Monday, February 13th, 2012

He makes about $39,000 a year and wants you to know that he does not need any help from the federal government….   ….Yet this year, as in each of the past three years, Mr. Gulbranson, 57, is counting on a payment of several thousand dollars from the federal government, a subsidy for working families called the earned-income tax credit. […]

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