Times Argus: State saving on motel vouchers

MONTPELIER — The state’s General Assistance and Emergency Housing Program has seen a reduction in costs so far in the current budget year, according to a report from the Department for Children and Families. Lawmakers requested the report in the annual mid-year budget adjustment bill to gauge the effectiveness of new community-based alternatives to the …

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Boston Globe: In Cambridge, a haven for the young homeless

By Dugan Arnett Globe Staff March 18, 2016 CAMBRIDGE — The guests began arriving after dark, shouldering frayed backpacks, lugging skateboards or guitars. Some arrived quietly, slipping through the side door of the First Parish church in Harvard Square. Others lingered in the chilly night air, pulling from cigarettes and making small talk. Eventually, however, …

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NY Times: Matthew Desmond’s ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’

By BARBARA EHRENREICHFEB. 26, 2016 [On this week’s Inside The New York Times Book Review podcast, Matthew Desmond discusses “Evicted.”] Lamar, his sons and some other adolescent boys from their Milwaukee neighborhood are sitting around, playing cards and smoking blunts, when there is a loud and confident knock on the door, which could be “a …

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