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Where did you spend the night? Counting NJ’s homeless

| January 27, 2016 | By Sergio Bichao 1/27/2016 Nonprofit organizations and government agencies will spend Wednesday asking people on the streets and in shelters where they spent

No child should ever be without a home

| December 30, 2015 |

Record Herald By Congressman Steve Stivers 12/30/2015 Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to

Bipartisan Spending Bill, Tax Package, Will Help Millions of Children and Families

| December 16, 2015 |

Washington – The end-of-year spending bill and tax package released by Congress today calls for permanently extending the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and

Major Revision to “No Child Left Behind” a Step in the Right Direction

| December 9, 2015 |

Washington – First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) today welcomed Congressional approval of a major re-write of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Portman named 2015 Champion of Children

| November 24, 2015 |

The Daily Advocate WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was recently named a 2015 Champion of Children by the First Focus Campaign

Homelessness a problem for more than a half-a-million Americans this holiday season

| November 23, 2015 |

The Kansas City Star By Lewis Diuguid It’s important as people head into the Thanksgiving Day holiday this week and the Christmas shopping season

Counting the homeless

| November 23, 2015 |

Marketplace By Noel King The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases data on homeless Americans each year, and those numbers are always

Critics question HUD figures showing drop in number of Tennessee homeless

| November 23, 2015 |

Chattanooga Times Free Press Federal officials say the number of Americans and Tennesseans who have experienced homelessness has dropped 11 percent since 2010, and

Tax bill would improve lives of former foster youth

| November 20, 2015 |

Washington – First Focus Campaign for Children today applauded the introduction of a U.S. Senate bill that would expand eligibility of the earned income

New data show homelessness dropped early this year, HUD says, but problems persist

| November 20, 2015 |

Washington Post By Lisa Rein New figures released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Thursday show that 564,708 people were homeless on a night in