From Our Blog

Report: Increasing Minimum Wage Saves Lives

30.November.16

Tuesday’s “Day of Disruption” walkout by thousands of low-income workers underscores that the Fight for $15 movement is undeterred by the change of administration. Earlier this month, voters approved minimum-wage raises for Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington. What began as a long shot to even liberal labor leaders, the resurgent low-income fight is now bolstered Read More >>

Out of Homelessness, A Mom Turns Advocate

27.April.16

Originally published on Rooflines, a Shelterforce blog. Jenean F. and her husband worked hard to achieve the increasingly elusive American Dream. She was a stay at home mom and he worked as a salesman in the auto industry, affording them a measure of middle class stability in the heart of the Midwest. They rented their Read More >>

Not same-sex marriage, not the Affordable Care Act, that OTHER Supreme Court ruling!

26.June.15

This has been a big week for the United States Supreme Court. Major decisions given over the past two days: to keep in place the Affordable Care Act’s current tax subsidies, effectively maintaining affordable access to health care for millions and that “same-sex marriage” will now just be called marriage across all 50 states. A big victory Read More >>

Housing Development Closes Doors On Poor Residents

29.July.14

New York City developers are building a new luxury apartment that will apparently have a separate entrance for its affordable housing residents. Extell Development Company, who is behind the luxury building construction, came under fire last year with their plan to segregate the rich from the poor, and are moving forward with their plan. 55 Read More >>