Happy new week, and welcome to today's Daily News! Today's news features stories from around the country that are focused on social justice. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on FreedomForum.org.
Tenant Rights Protect Families banner at Tenant Rights Rally - December 2017 by Backbone Campaign, Credit Courtesy of Creative Commons.
The Kansas City Star, Published in Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Activists with KC Tenants rallied in front of a Kansas City apartment complex this weekend to fight for tenants' rights and release their proposal for a People's Housing Trust Fund. In order to address intolerable living conditions and rising rent, tenants would have protection and be allowed some power and oversight over the People's Housing Trust Fund. The hope is that this would encourage developers to build more affordable housing and make repairs necessary for low-income housing that already exists.
Kaiserslautern Domestic Violence Awareness Month by heraldpost, Credit Courtesy of Creative Commons.
The Enterprise, Published in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Brockton Area Branch NAACP and Family Community Resources held an event on Saturday to bring awareness to domestic violence. The event featured a clothesline hung with different colored T-shirts to represent the differing experiences of survivors. Domestic violence, which has only increased since Covid-19, is an issue that is best addressed by having conversations, spreading awareness and helpful resources.
The Telegraph, Published in Macon, Georgia, USA
NewTown Macon is a loan program that was established in 2011 to help revitalize downtown Macon. The president found that they were already investing in women and people of color, so they have decided to direct a new $1 million pledge they've just received from the Sheridan Foundation specifically towards entrepreneurs of color and women in Macon-Bibb County. The pledge will also fund NewTown Loans' coaching and technical assistance program over the next 5 years.
LGBTQ by homelesshub, Credit Courtesy of Creative Commons.
The Gazette, Published in Iowa City, Iowa, USA
The Center for Human Services is planning to open a 14,300 square foot navigation center in Modesto to provide temporary housing for youth in need. The facility will include a 24 bed shelter, a daily drop-in center, separate suites for housing and counseling rooms. The services will be available to people ages 13-24, with the shelter for those ages 18-24. The CHS will also provide mental health and substance abuse counseling on site, and the navigation center will help youth take steps towards finding employment, education and permanent housing.
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