Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldnt be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner

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With the number of rough sleepers in Britain soaring, its time we got over our prejudices, writes Harry Quilter-Pinner, who works at the homelessness charity SCT I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years […]

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Austin is piloting blockchain to improve homeless services

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While the vagaries of the cryptocurrency markets are keeping crypto traders glued to their CoinDesk graphs, the real potential of blockchain is its capability to solve real human challenges in a decentralized, private, and secure way. Government officials have increasingly investigated how blockchain might solve critical problems, but now one city intends to move forward […]

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A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

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The UNs Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the worlds richest nation Los Angeles, California, 5 December You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight […]

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Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars

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Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer decided to go to remarkable lengths to make her […]

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