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2010; Volume 45, Number 8

Older Workers Make Same Old Job Search Mistakes
Social Security Makes Maximum Impact With Minorities
New Patient Bill Of Rights Protects The Most Vulnerable
Recession Weakens AIDS Drug Assistance For Poor
Funding:
States To Streamline Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment -- And Move Toward Online Process
4 Key Transformation Tactics Snag Choice Neighborhoods Money
Calendar:
Housing Recovery Hinges On Unemployment Rate
Advocates Have 190 Million Ways To Connect The Homeless With Housing
HUD Launches Fight For LGBT Tenants' Rights
State Pension Funds Fall Victim To Recession

2010; Volume 45, Number 7

No Check? No Problem. All Government Payments Are Now Electronic
'Strong Families' Failure Prompts President's Fatherhood Fund
Learn How Healthcare Reform Will Affect Seniors
Matched Savings Accounts Help Poor Pay For Homes, Small Businesses And Education
States Miss Out On Money For Healthcare Translation Services
Funding
Medicare Refund Checks Spawn Scams To Sucker Seniors
Medicare 'Extra Help' Will Now Help More Seniors -- and Save Them $4,000
$65 Million Will Transform Poor Neighborhoods' Housing
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6 Cities Win Millions To Strengthen Housing & Education At Once
Foreclosure Prevention And Neighborhood Stabilization Get a Cash Infusion
Report: No Housing Recovery Without Drop in Unemployment
As Discouraged Job Seekers Re-enter Market, Jobless Rate Stays High

2010; Volume 45, Number 6

Over 99 Weeks Of Jobless Benefits Highly Unlikely
Preserve Your Community's Affordable Housing With This Guide
American Women Not Planning Well Enough For Retirement
$32.7 Million In Grants Helps Connect Elderly With Social Services
Advocates Urge Congress To Allot $1 Billion To National Housing Trust Fund
Fair Housing Grant To Improve Homes' Disabled-Accessibility
Funding:
HUD's Strategic Plan Focuses On Sustainable Communities
Study: While Wages Fall, Rents Climb Out Of Reach
States Can Now Extend Medicaid To More -- And Save Money Doing It
3 Health Reforms Boost Long-Term Care Coverage
Microsoft's 'Elevate America' Offers Free Tech Training
Social Security Unveils Online Retirement-Planning Tools
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2010; Volume 45, Number 5

SLANTS & TRENDS: Healthcare Reform To Benefit Small Biz,Medicare Beneficiaries And Youth
Tax Credits: LIHTC Recovery Act Could Fuel $5 Billion In New Investment
State Budget Cuts Hurt Adults and Children Alike
Resources: Healthcare Reform Bill
LABOR: $18 Billion Package Extends Jobless Benefits Until June 2
$50 Million To Help Re-Employ The Jobless In 33 States
Funding: Substance Abuse And Mental Health
HEALTHCARE: $10 Million To Boost CHIP Enrollment Among Native Americans
HEALTHCARE: Grants Move Nation Toward 2014 Goal Of E-Health Records for All
EDUCATION: 5 'Great Cities' Win Seats At Adult Literacy Summit
EDUCATION: State Ed Policies Must 'Be Bold' And 'Have Buy-In'To Win Federal Cash
EDUCATION: Only Way To Avert Ed Budget Catastrophe:More Emergency Funding
HOUSING: 5,300 More Vouchers To Enable The Disabled To Live Independently
HOUSING: Obama Invites Public Input On Housing Finance System Reform

2010; Volume 45, Number 4

SLANTS & TRENDS: Prolonged Recession Creates A New, Possibly Permanent Poor
Tax Credits: Citigroup Sets National Record For Private Investment In Public Housing
Tax Credits: Consumers Less Than Jazzed By Homebuyer Tax Credit
Tax Credits: Study Proves Historic Tax Credit's Job Creation Power
Recession Hurls Social Security Into The Red 6 Years Sooner Than Expected
Funding
HEALTHCARE: CHIPRA Now Covers Legal Immigrant Children, Pregnant Women
Calendar
EDUCATION: 'Race to the Top' Sweet 16 Will Face Tough, Face-To-Face Interviews
HOUSING: 'Sweat Equity' Grants Fund Affordable Homes For Those Willing To Work
HOUSING: Homeowners Wield A Web Weapon Against Loan Modification Scams
RURAL POPULATION: Rural Broadband Projects Bring Opportunity To 18 States and Territories

SOCIAL SECURITY: Social Security Recipients Say Goodbye To $250 Bonus Check Proposal

2010; Volume 45, Number 3

SLANTS & TRENDS: Obama Puts $400 Million Where Mouths Are Hungry For Nutrition
Tax Credits: LIHTC Cash Assistance Option Extended
Tax Credits: Bill Proposes Tax Credit For Rehab Of Older Schools
Tax Credits: Report Urges 6-Month Extension Of Emergency Federal Medicaid Funding
Funding
EDUCATION: No Child Left Behind Headed For Overhaul
EDUCATION: 300,000+ Education Jobs Funded In 2009, Thanks To The Recovery Act
HOUSING: HUD Cash To Support 'Sustainable Communities', Create Jobs
HOUSING: Fannie and Freddie To Meet Low-Risk,Low-Income Lending Goals
Calendar
POVERTY: Poverty Guidelines Could Drop Below 2009 Levels By March
IMMIGRATION: Religious Leaders Issue New Rallying Cry For Immigration Reform
ELDERLY: Alzheimer's Makes Social Security's Compassionate Allowances List
ELDERLY: Medicare Advantage Premiums Soar 14.2 Percent In 2010
Tax Credits: New NMTC Revisions To Target Small Businesses

2010; Volume 45, Number 2

SLANTS & TRENDS: Recovery Spending Spawns Record $92 Billion December Deficit
'Responsibility Fee'Would Pay Back TARP Over 10 Years
Clean Energy Tax Credit To Create 17,000 Manufacturing Jobs
TCAP and Exchange Programs Won't Resolve LIHTC Woes, Report Warns
New Homebuyer Tax Credit Comes With Caveats
LABOR: Jobless Claims Slow, As Does Lawmakers' Haste To Extend Benefits
Funding
HEALTHCARE: 2 Changes Extend 'Extra Help'To More Medicare Recipients
Report: Bias and Stereotyping Plague Minority Healthcare
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EDUCATION: Obama Funnels $250 Million To Science And Math Teacher Training
'Race to the Top' Applications Tested States' Endurance
HOUSING: 60 New Neighborhood Stabilization Grantees Aim to Rebuild
HUD Lifts 90-Day Resale Restriction On Foreclosed Homes
First Green Retrofit Grant To Benefit 200 NYC Apartments
Govt. Completes Housing Finance Initiative Roll-Out