The Role of Citizen Advocacy in Addressing Housing Insecurity

August 7, 2018

Federal, state and local government officials make budget and policy decisions that help or hurt local efforts to address housing insecurity. Through their approval of program staffing and funds, they can help people avoid homelessness or move them out of insecure housing situations. How important is community support to that decision making? How does an […]

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Affordable Home Ownership: A Powerful Way to Address Housing Insecurity

August 7, 2018

Home ownership made affordable for low-income families can generate stability that not only solves the problem of precarious housing but also contributes to economic and social well-being and health. Hear from Habitat for Humanity homeowner, Roxanna Mota, about how home ownership affected her family. Pennies for Poverty and First Religious Society Justice Action Ministry sponsor […]

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Homelessness and the Schools

March 31, 2018

Constant stress and every-day mobility of homelessness impact students’ cognitive development and academic performance. Intervention strategies to help children overcome these difficulties do work but are falling short due to lack of funding.  Hear what the schools are doing to help homeless children cope and succeed in school. Learn about the impact that a caring […]

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Oyster Fundraiser: Shucking for Shelter

January 13, 2018

Mark your calendar for Pennies for Poverty’s Oyster Fundraiser at Starboard Galley (55 Water Street, Newburyport) on Saturday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7 pm. This year’s focus is Shucking for Shelter, with funds raised to be used to support people struggling to pay for housing and utilities on our area. This annual event brings together […]

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