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The Poor People’s United Fund is a Boston-based organization that works to eliminate the causes of suffering due to poverty. PPUF advocates and educates in order to change the policies and perceptions that lead to that suffering. Please read our PPUF Newsletter -Fall 2016 and the PPUF Voices Blog.

What the heck is a block grant & why are they sometimes a bad idea? Especially when food is concerned!
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Read this Washington Post to learn more…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/01/11/block-granting-snap-food-stamps-would-break-a-crucial-anti-poverty-program/?utm_term=.3017d93da355

Comments on Welfare 20 Years Later

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Homelessness News
Why must people be forced to live in a “place unfit for human habitation” before they are considered eligible for shelter? Watch this powerful video.  https://youtu.be/USF6OTjKoNI

Please visit Ann Withorn’s new website at www.radicalreentry.com. Ann is a professor of social policy emeritus from UMASS Boston as well as a longtime colleague and friend. Her website adds perspective and depth to social policy issues. Try it! You’ll like it!

IMPORTANT RESOURCE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE:

Read Survival Tips (update in process) prepared by the late Betty Reid Mandell to learn more about helpful resources around Boston. Find information about legal, food, housing and health services as well as several more free and low-cost programs to assist those in need.

 

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Urban Meditations is outcast political theology by two of Boston’s leading advocates, Kip Tiernan and Fran Froehlich. It is a forty-year reflection on life for some in Boston and elsewhere.

This book is a great gift for any occasion

Urban Meditations is outcast political theology by two of Boston’s leading advocates, Kip Tiernan and Fran Froehlich. It is a forty-year reflection on life for some in Boston and elsewhere. Money from the sale of the book – $20.00 (includes postage and handling) – will continue to help us run this economic ministry.

 

Please consider a donation to PPUF to help us carry on with our work.

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