Magazine on family poverty and homelessness explores undocumented immigrants and lack of resources for homeless youth

Aug 27, 2012, 10:30 ET from Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

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NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cover story of the Summer 2012 issue of UNCENSORED: American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness spotlights service providers in the United States navigating treacherous terrain to help undocumented immigrants in poverty.

The article, "Reaching into the Shadows: Navigating the Intricacies of Serving Undocumented Workers" includes a spotlight on Alabama, where anti-immigration laws prohibit renting to undocumented workers.

Other featured articles in this issue of UNCENSORED—a free, quarterly magazine produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness—include an investigation of states' efforts to curb SNAP benefits, a report on the lack of resources devoted to homeless youth nationwide, a look at the benefits of gardening for the homeless and formerly homeless, and UNCENSORED's first political cartoon.

And as New York City's public housing agency currently faces heat for not spending a billion dollars in public funding, UNCENSORED's Historical Perspective column, "Excluding the Poor: Public Housing in New York City" looks at past NYCHA controversies, including racial segregation and a policy that excluded families with out-of-wedlock children.

UNCENSORED was founded in Winter 2010 to share stories, research, commentary and resources on family and child poverty and homelessness in the United States. Past articles have addressed female veteran homelessness, domestic violence, LGBT youth, and single homeless fathers. UNCENSORED is published by Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH), an independent nonprofit research organization based in New York City. ICPH studies the impact of poverty on family and child well-being, and generates research that will enhance public policies and programs affecting poor or homeless children and their families.

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SOURCE Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness