Latest News for: Florida poverty

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Now You Know: Automotive Experience raises nearly $1.7 million

The Columbus Dispatch 21 Feb 2024
Matthew’s House provides innovative programs, resources and services that bring hope, help and healing to those experiencing homelessness, hunger, substance abuse, and poverty in Southwest Florida.
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What’s the average income in Florida? How does your paycheck compare to the rest of the country?

Naples Daily News 20 Feb 2024
... to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 ... A poverty wage for a single adult with no children in Florida, according to MIT, is $7.24 or $15,059, a buck under the U.S.
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Tommy Bohanon Foundation to host Playmakers Tailgate Party on April 12

Lehigh Acres Citizen 20 Feb 2024
Sponsors include Extreme Florida Roofing, Extreme ... Former NFL fullback Tommy Bohanon returned to his hometown in Southwest Florida to pursue his vision of ending generational poverty for at-risk youth.
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The 10 best states for access to elderly care revealed - and retirement capital Florida ...

The Daily Mail 17 Feb 2024
Florida is widely known as the retirement capital of the US, but it doesn't even make the top ten in the surprising new research from hospital bedmakers SonderCare ... Florida also has the lowest rate of poverty among people ages 65 and older in the US.
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Now You Know: Bonita and Estero host movies in the park

The Columbus Dispatch 14 Feb 2024
For more information about the Alliance for Period Supplies of SWFL or to learn how you can help end period poverty in Southwest Florida, visit apsofswfl.org.
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Florida's immigration crackdown is scaring patients away from seeking care

Politico 14 Feb 2024
The Fifty Florida’s immigration crackdown is scaring patients away from seeking care ... Several immigration groups, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU Foundation of Florida, sued DeSantis seeking to overturn the law.
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Education leaders react: Here's what they think about Ivey's $100M school choice plan

Montgomery Advertiser 14 Feb 2024
One mistake Marlowe said she has seen is when the programs don't provide the infrastructure to help kids in poverty participate.
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Florida free swimming lessons bill would fight tide of child drowning deaths. What to know

News Journal - Daytona Beach 12 Feb 2024
Florida bill introduced for free swim lessons for low-income families ... The vouchers would be for families that.Are Florida residentsHave an income up to 200% of the federal poverty levelHave one or more children ages 4 or younger.
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Voting rights' advocates make noise at State Capitol in Tallahassee

The Gainesville Sun 12 Feb 2024
Equal Ground is a Black-led, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to expand Black political power in Florida ... The couple is known for registering over 100,000 Black voters across Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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'Restaurant of Love' helps feed Tunis homeless

Floyd County Chronicle 10 Feb 2024
And with the economic woes exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and soaring food prices in the wake of the war in Ukraine, poverty rates are on the rise in the population of 12 million ... Eastern Kentucky beats Florida Gulf Coast, 90-82.
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Faith traditions pass on lessons of Black History Month | Candace McKibben

Tallahassee Democrat 10 Feb 2024
... network of congregations and community organizations in Florida that will address systemic racial and economic issues that cause poverty for our families,” has developed a resource to help.
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Cars on 5th weekend in Naples: How much was raised over four days

News-Press - Fort Myers 09 Feb 2024
Matthew’s House provides innovative programs, resources and services that bring hope, help and healing to those experiencing homelessness, hunger, substance abuse, and poverty in Southwest Florida.
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DeSantis’ deployment of State Guard to Texas raises thorny legal issues

Sun Sentinel 09 Feb 2024
Ron DeSantis’ plan to send Florida State Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border is raising questions about the appropriateness and legality of sending them beyond the state line ... Fentrice Driskell, the Florida House Minority Leader.
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Questionnaire: Kim Stokes, candidate for Lake Worth Beach City Commission District 3

Sun Sentinel 08 Feb 2024
Florida Atlantic University (2008 – 2010) ... University of Florida (19992004) ... That said, I don’t think criminalizing poverty is the answer for several reasons ... I wish Florida would spend their resources on real solutions rather than lawsuits.
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Anger, emotion and swearing: FL debate over bill to preserve monuments goes off the rails

Alternet 07 Feb 2024
A similar bill (HB 395) has already been moving in the Florida House ... There are currently 73 such monuments still existing in Florida, according to an updated report from the Southern Poverty Law Center ... Follow Florida Phoenix on Facebook and Twitter.
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