ICYMI: Hundreds of poor residents being forced out of DC housing,Texas sends poor teens to adult jail for skipping school, more about Kansas shenanigans… (and more)

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Seems like a lot of inequality shenanigans to mention this week.

× Texas is sending poor teens to adult jail for skipping school – That doesn’t quite seem like the answer to getting them stay in school, Texas

× Remember that apartment building being built in NYC that had a separate entrance for poor people? There are currently 88,000 applicants for the 55 units in the ‘poor door’ building.

× Beyond Gentrification: Hundreds of predominantly poor Black residents are being forced out of their homes to make way for new developments

Sounds like a case for Nelson & Murdock

× Also, in DC, the Capital Bikeshare program is not reaching low income residents who would benefit the most. Half of the participants make $100,000 or more /year . Other cities are finding the same issue and have discovered that a small percentage makes less than $50,000/yr.

× I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children – Bertrand Olotara is a single father who works 70 hours a week and still struggling. He’s calling on politicians he serves in the Senate to do something about it. Do you think they’ll respond?

× A Day in the Life of a Welfare Recipient, according to the GOP – Another commentary on restrictions states are placing on how TANF money is spent based on stigmas and false stereotypes.

× Can you survive on $4.17 a day? – I know I’ve made it abundantly clear how much I dislike food stamp challenges but I always read them. I can’t discount everything said about them. This one has great points about how US citizens focus unfairly on SNAP while government spends a lot of money on ridiculous things.

×  $17 million at risk in Nebraska if they don’t get their act together and approve or deny food stamp applications in a timely manner

× Less Money, More Problems – Kansas has a history of stigmatizing low income people instead of creating policy to help them

via Collective Evolution

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