By Scott Keyes on March 10, 2014
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is urging colleagues to learn more about poverty and homelessness by spending a night in a shelter, calling it the Homeless Shelter Challenge.
By Alan Pyke on March 7, 2014
Payday loan interest rates average 339 percent nationwide. Louisiana legislators want to cap rates at 36 percent in their state.
By Alan Pyke on March 6, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) will be the third governor (and the first Republican) to block Congress's food stamp cuts in his state.
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By Igor Volsky on March 3, 2014
Paul Ryan praises the nation's largest single-payer health care system and homeless prevention programs.
By Scott Keyes on March 3, 2014
Meet the Republican congressman who slept on a sidewalk outside of Congress to shine a light on homelessness and make it a national priority.
By Scott Keyes on February 28, 2014
The city wants to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015.
By Carimah Townes on February 27, 2014
Two Texas cops who thought it would be fun to humiliate homeless people were punished with nothing more than a three-day suspension.
By Bryce Covert on February 26, 2014
Rental assistance suffered deep cuts from sequestration, which have only partially been restored.
By Bryce Covert on February 21, 2014
The share of poor families with children who don't get welfare benefits has reached a record high.
By Bryce Covert on February 20, 2014
A controversial measure that would have reduced Social Security benefits won't make an appearance in the latest budget from the White House.