“Poor doors” — the separate building entrance for low-income renters living in New York City’s high-income housing — are no more.
Since the Great Depression, the number of communities in concentrated poverty has doubled, and the public school funding system's reliance on property taxes is partly to blame, according to an education nonprofit.
The easiest way to stop germs from getting in your house is to leave your shoes at the door. A new study found 40 percent of shoe soles contain the bacteria C. difficile.
Many families take for granted that they can fix their water heater when it breaks, or take their child to a dentist if she has a toothache.
The post-recession housing crisis sent millions of American homes into foreclosure or made the loans underwater. Since then, many communities have bounced back — but that largely depends on where they are and who owns the homes in them.
Money is nice, but friends are better — or at least that's the findings from recent research on well-being and poverty.
Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.
A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.
Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.
New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.
America's inventory of affordable housing is not keeping pace with its growing number of “extremely low-income” renters, new research shows.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A picture of a cop feeding a baby after her mom had gone into a seizure has captured the hearts of people around the world.
There's a lot of talk about the political reaction to Pope Francis' 192-page encyclical on climate change. But part of what's being missed, say Catholic leaders, is a message about better caring for communities and families — the "human ecosystems" that allow humans to thrive.
The Supreme Court rejected a bid to hear a case concerning a law that denied bail to undocumented immigrants living in Arizona charged with certain felonies.
Family immigrant detention centers, which serve as holding points for undocumented women and children caught crossing the border, have come under fire in recent weeks.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has issued a report stating that the Palestinian territory of Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020 if ...
Regardless of the outcomes of clashes between college football powerhouses during the second-ever College Football Playoff hunt, Auburn fans reign supreme on the gridiron of ...
In the never-ending battle of low-carb versus low-fat diets, scientists may have just settled the debate — and discovered there really shouldn’t be one.
Earning the MacArthur Foundation's $500,000 "Genius Grant" provided Seattle poet Heather McHugh enough money to travel the globe or pamper herself.
Twelve homeless shelter cats escaped their cages into a maximum security prison in Pendleton, Indiana, in a new program that rescues cats and gives inmates ...