If the plight of hungry and homeless college students has lately caught the national media’s attention, it’s in no small part due to the efforts of Temple University professor Sara Goldrick-Rab. ...
Some at-home child care workers who depend on state subsidies are hoping to join forces with an unlikely ally: organized labor.
By Felicia Mello | Feb. 7, 2019
Tuition-free community college programs are springing up around the country, including in California. But to many struggling students, “free” doesn’t really mean free.
A huge surprise surplus, a big push on affordable housing, help for college students, working poor tax credits, credit cards at the DMV, kindergarten potties.
Discounted transit fares and subsidies for new shared mobility tech, like scooters and ride-share, could help low-income people stay on their feet.
A half-million vehicles a year in California are impounded and sold, many belonging to poor people living in them. A new suit aims to stop cities from towing cars with…
California doesn't define homelessness as a protected class in the workplace.
By Matt Levin | Aug. 13, 2018
California still has the nation’s highest poverty rate when you take into account the state’s high cost of living. But the number of people living in poverty here has dropped since…
California's skyrocketing housing costs have created a harsh new reality for refugees on the ground, many of whom are going to extraordinary lengths just to afford rent.
By Dan Morain | June 27, 2018
Nowhere is California's homelessness crisis more evident than here, where some 2,000 people hunker down for the night on sleeping pads, cardboard, or nothing.