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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 26, 2013

Penn Researchers Find Number of Homeless Continues to Decline

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Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by University of Pennsylvania researchers. In 2013, there were 610,042 people homeless on a given night. While 65 percent were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing, 35 percent were living in places not usually used for housing accommodations, such as cars, airports, parks, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations. Nearly one quarter of the homeless people counted were younger than 18.

Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

In 2013, there were 610,042 people homeless on a given night. While 65 percent were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing, 35 percent were living in places not usually used for housing accommodations, such as cars, airports, parks, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations.

Nearly one quarter of the homeless people counted were younger than 18.

Video: Dangerous Knockout Game Hits Philadelphia Transit

November 20, 2013

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses unprovoked attacks on strangers called the “Knockout Game.”

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 25, 2013

Penn Alumna Meghan Hussey Awarded George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Meghan Hussey, a 2012 University of Pennsylvania graduate, is one of 12 Americans selected to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Homelessness Drops for the Fourth Straight Year

November 22, 2013

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama continuing an initiative for chronically homeless Americans called Housing First, which began under President Bush.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 12, 2013

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Offers Best Ways to Help After Typhoon

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a list of the top tips for donors, providing up-to-date information about smart philanthropic ways to help the people in the Philippines.

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Emergency Donations for Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and a nearby satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

Nov. 11, 2013

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