Let’s rethink poverty to change minds, lives

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Oct. 4, 2011
“We live in a state of survival…all day, all the time.” This gut-wrenching admission comes from a member of a local working family. The comment speaks to the challenges of making ends meet while working full-time at minimum wage…. many low-income families go without the basics of life, are sick more often and live shorter lives. We need to rethink poverty, and our notions about it.

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Policy change aims to boost access to affordable housing

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

June 25, 2010
The City of Kawartha Lakes has established a policy under the Social Housing Reform Act that officials say will enhance and expedite access to affordable housing units in its service area for people with special needs… The participating agencies are hopeful that further support service funding will be approved by the Central East Local Health Integration Network for the special needs groups that rely on their services.

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