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Province introduces online calculator for low-income renters

By Josh Brandon

If you are a renter in Manitoba paying more than 25 percent of your income in rent, you may be eligible for a benefit of between $20 and $270 per month, thanks to recent changes to a provincial program called Rent Assist. 225 more words


Being infertile in a third world country

So, there is something spectacularly ironic about being infertile in a third world country. So many unwanted pregnancies as a result of poor education, lack of empowerment and unequal sexual relations. 330 more words

GLIDE's Charlie Crompton



Reshared from The Recorder originally posted on June 2, 2014 by Nathalie Pierrepont and photograph by Jason Doiy. 

Last fall, Latham & Watkins partner Charlie Crompton, a 25-year Big Law veteran, launched a drop-in legal clinic at GLIDE, an organization that supports the poor and disenfranchised in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. 104 more words

Day 16 - A Conversation

I recently asked a few questions of my friend Samuel in Malawi. He was generous enough to answer in depth and I wanted to share those responses with you. 731 more words


Get a free e-book on poverty and help me win a day off work at the same time!

All you have to do is click the link below before 5pm EST tomorrow and sign-up to win a free e-book called “Stop Helping Us: A Call to Compassionately Move beyond Charity” by Peter Greer, president of HOPE International. 51 more words


A Separate Entrance for Poor People?

In exchange for a tax break, developers of a luxury high-rise in New York have set aside 20 percent of of the building’s units for low- and middle-income residents, but … there’s always a… 79 more words

The Politics of Poverty in the European Union

Florence Larocque and Alain Noël discuss their article on the politics of poverty in the European Union, published in the latest issue of Policy & Politics… 619 more words