On any given night in 2015, as many as 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness, according to the latest report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Twenty years ago this past month, President Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress passed welfare reform that gave each individual state more responsibility in how they managed welfare assistance to needy families. But is it working?
A new report by UNICEF found that 50 million children around the world have migrated or been forcibly displaced from their home country, and of those children, 28 million left because of “violence and insecurity.”
As many as 40 percent of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, according to a Williams Institute study.
A recent study shows 1 in 10 of nearly 475,000 students at Cal State don’t have a steady place to sleep each night — and one in five don’t have regular access to food.
The ongoing trend of clothing designers marketing extravagantly priced distressed clothing as “homeless chic” is being called offensive and representative of a less-than-empathetic consumer base.
One of the latest scandals of this year’s heated presidential race is Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s involvement with her family’s nonprofit corporation.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is on a mission, one that he won’t let anyone — even his state’s supreme court – get in the way of.
A group of Stanford researchers is using satellite imagery to track poverty reduction efforts around the world.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced in an Aug. 18 memo that it would begin reducing its use of privately run prisons with the intention of eventually terminating its contracts with each of the 13 that it’s worked with over the years.
It’s been two decades since former President Bill Clinton passed legislation that changed federal welfare programs from New Deal era benefits for families with dependent children into work-incentivized and time-limited help for the poor.
A new study suggests that “ban-the-box” policies could be detrimental to minorities and people without criminal backgrounds.
Police departments around the country are using data and algorithms to predict which criminals are likely to commit certain crimes, but studies show those programs could disproportionately target minorities.
A poll released by the Los Angeles Times this week shows a stark divide among political, economic and racial groups on views toward poverty.
An investigation into the Baltimore Police Department by the U.S. Department of Justice found that the department routinely “engages in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the Constitution and federal law.”
Massimo Bottura, famous for his signature style of creating artistic and conscientious dishes, will offer free meals to those in need during the Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
Vox reported this week that low-income minority populations are more likely to experience the long-lasting effects of traffic tickets and other misdemeanor offenses like recurring fines, jail time and potentially violent police stops.
As the number of refugees around the world continues to grow, some advocates say cash allowances may be the best way to help.
The European Union processed more than 1.3 million asylum request in 2015, more than doubling its previous record of 700,000 requests after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992.
Gaspar Marcos was 5 years old when his parents died. He was 12 years old when he left Guatemala and arrived at the United States border alone.
A series of proposed reforms to the debt-collection system in the United States could put debt collectors under a more watchful eye by the federal government, Buzzfeed reports.
Nearly 7,000 people died while in custody of Texas law enforcement in the past decade, according to the online database Texas Justice Initiative.
The nation’s capital is one of the more aggressive areas in the country pursuing a clean energy plan, and it plans to achieve those goals by working in poor and wealthy neighborhoods alike.
As Garrett Rush-Miller ran his hand across Paralympian Matt King’s bicycle in August 2000, something happened. His hand slid over the handlebars, onto the seat and then onto another set of handlebars. Then another seat.
While it may seem the Ice Bucket Challenge was mostly a just a silly way to douse loved ones in freezing cold water and consequently raise awareness of a disease, it has actually contributed to a major breakthrough in ALS research.
In a report released this past week, human rights group Amnesty International said the Egyptian government is hiding, torturing and killing people in an effort to “intimidate government critics and opponents and to deter dissent.”
The United States can waste up to 133 billion pounds of food in a year, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s $161 billion worth of food.
Children in poverty are learning less words as they grow up because of a lack of available books, and that, in turn, is contributing to a high literacy gap among different economic groups.
People living in the areas between the United States and Mexico do not generally favor building a wall between the two nations, according to a poll by Cronkite News, The Dallas Morning News and Univision.
Negative views on race relations have reached levels higher than those during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, according to a new CBS and New York Times poll.