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American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post by Eli Saslow

By Eli Saslow

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning assortment, Washington submit reporter Eli Saslow traveled around the kingdom over the process a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to research the non-public and political implications and repercussions of America's transforming into meals stamp program.

Saslow indicates us the extreme effect the arriving of nutrients stamps has every month on a small town's suffering economic system, the tough offerings our representatives face in imposing this $78-billion software affecting hundreds of thousands of usa citizens, and the demanding situations American households, senior electorate, and kids stumble upon each day in making sure they've got sufficient, and infrequently even whatever to devour. those unsettling and eye-opening tales make for required analyzing, supplying nuance and knowing to the complicated issues of yank poverty.

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Senate prevails in its budget appropriations recommendation and the federal Interagency Council on the Homeless is defunded. November. 1994January. February. HUD secretary Cisneros announces a proposed doubling of federal spending on homelessness and says he hopes to reduce the number of homeless people on the streets by one-third over the next three years. Also in February, Clinton administration officials, speaking at an unprecedented federal summit meeting on homeless veterans, say government must do more for an estimated 250,000 homeless veterans in the nation.

November. Voters in the District of Columbia narrowly defeat a ballot measure that would have preserved the city's right to overnight shelter for homeless people, six years after its initial overwhelming passage on the ballot. 1991January. Five coalitions for the homeless in the Midwest announce that they have jointly applied for foreign aid from 22 countries. HUD establishes formal eligibility criteria for McKinney programs by creating a definition of homelessness to be used in determining who would be served.

1979October. Callahan v. Carey lawsuit filed in New York City by volunteer Wall Street attorney Robert M. 1980April. May. Williams v. July. September. 1981February. Demonstrators block Pennsylvania Avenue in response to the cuts in federal programs for poor people announced in the first Reagan Administration budget the previous evening. Page 16 March. Private Lives/Public Spaces released in New York City, after researchers Kim Hopper and Ellen Baxter complete a lengthy survey of homeless people in that city.

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