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Every Friday, the Back on My Feet blog will feature a roundup of timely, prominent homelessness news, issues, concepts and trends from across the country and world. Subscribe to content regarding homelessness by way of either an RSS feed or e-mail blast.

  • This week, Nov. 14-20, is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week — We have been sharing Personal Reflections on Homelessness, which you can see here.

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A Thanksgiving ministry meal for the homeless in Knoxville, which you can watch below.

Find past roundups of homelessness news here.

Every Friday, the Back on My Feet blog will feature a roundup of timely, prominent homelessness news, issues, concepts and trends from across the country and world. Subscribe to content regarding homelessness by way of either an RSS feed or e-mail blast.

Below, events for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and more.

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Runners at the Baltimore Running Festival, which featured several Back on My Feet members.

Every Friday, the Back on My Feet blog will feature a roundup of timely, prominent homelessness news, issues, concepts and trends from across the country and world. Subscribe to content regarding homelessness by way of either an RSS feed or e-mail blast.

  • Generation Homeless: The New Faces of an Old Problem [Aol News] — “Young adults are the new face of homelessness” The trend is pointed to a crush in the nation’s foster care system and an economy that has been particularly hard on younger, less experienced and less skilled workers. Listen to similar experiences below.
  • An expensive mission [Metro Philadelphia] — $80,000 in severe unexpected masonry repairs need for Philadelphia’s oldest homeless facility, the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, at which Back on My Feet was founded.

Below, a music industry celebrity talks about homelessness and hear from two homeless youth.

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Percentage of National Homeless Population by State (2009) Source: 5th Annual Homeless Assessment Report

Every Friday, the Back on My Feet blog will feature a roundup of timely, prominent homelessness news, issues, concepts and trends from across the country and world. Subscribe to content regarding homelessness by way of either an RSS feed or e-mail blast.

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http://www.mccormack.umb.edu/centers/csp/publications/prelim%20homeless%202000.pdf

Every Friday, the Back on My Feet blog will feature a roundup of timely, prominent homelessness news, issues, concepts and trends from across the country and world. Subscribe to content regarding homelessness by way of either an RSS feed or e-mail blast.

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Giving homeless identity: [ID Super Store]–Alberta using plastic ID cards to fight homelessness by eliminating an obstacle in getting jobs, bank accounts, and other ID sensitive economic goals.

Veterans Affairs gives grant of $41.9 million to aid homeless: [Capital Flyer]–VA gives grants of $41.9 million to aid homeless veterans by giving them a place to sleep.

Project HOME to build shelter for veterans in Philadelphia: [The Philadelphia Inquirer]–Homeless veterans and those with mental-health problems will find a new home in Tioga next year when the city completes a $10.5 million renovation of a 54-unit apartment building

Voucher program for chronically homeless loses funding [Baltimore Sun]

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Veterans Stand Down: [Newsobserver.com]–Project Homeless Connect’s free food, haircuts and medical care. The project is part of The 10 Year Results Plan to End Homelessness in Durham.

Business on board for homeless plan: [The Vancouver Sun]–Authors warn of possible homelessness crisis in Canada–unless residents rise up to lend a hand.

Where do the candidates stand on homelessness?: [Minnesota Public Radio]– Residents of Minnesota, especially their homeless population, are wondering what position a new governor will take on homelessness.

City helps about 700 homeless downtown: [The Independent Alligator]–Florida homeless treated to free food, personal services and other donated goods in downtown area.

VA gives Crisis Ministries $1.2 M

Find past roundups of homelessness news here.

Every Friday, the Back on My Feet blog will feature a roundup of timely, prominent homelessness news, issues, concepts and trends from across the country and world. Subscribe to content regarding homelessness by way of either an RSS feed or e-mail blast.

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Below, a new focus on youth homelessness in Oregon, a homeless census in San Diego and more.

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Every Friday, the Back on My Feet blog will feature a roundup of timely, prominent homelessness news, issues, concepts and trends from across the country and world. Subscribe to content regarding homelessness by way of either an RSS feed or e-mail blast.

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  • Cities Install Donation Meters for the Homeless [The Epoch Times] — Cities, including San Francisco, Atlanta and soon Orlando, Fl., re-purpose parking meters to be collection points for donations that are then given to homeless services agencies. They are often used in conjunction with restricted panhandling zones in cities.
  • Homeless World Cup team fly out to Rio [The Phnom Penh Post] — Later this month, 64 teams of young people experiencing homelessness, including this one from Cambodia, will face off in a cause-driven street soccer tournament in Brazil. The Zimbabwe team will not be welcomed this year, after several players on last year’s team sought asylum in Australia.
  • S.F. has cut homeless by 12,000, Newsom says [San Francisco Chronicle] — San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says his administration has moved 12,000 homeless people off city streets since 2004, using government assistance checks to house roughly 7,000 people and another program that paid for bus tickets for 5,000 others to go elsewhere to a ‘receptive relative.’

Find more below, including the latest Census data on poverty and the 500 homeless kids in an affluent Arizona suburb.

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