DNC-related poverty stories + 5 resources for your week (including Clinton data)

News. At this week’s DNC – held in Philadelphia – more minority representatives spoke on the first day than during the entire RNC (no link for this one, just noticed by a count). A 40-minute interview with Hillary Clinton discusses the rise of $2/day poverty and what to do about it. You know what didn’t come up during the RNC in Cleveland? The city’s economy. Democrats want to open more doors to college, but can they help students graduate? Are summer camps the next way tohelp disadvantaged students catch up? Here’s why there’s not enough housingfor low-income residents. And what’s making me cringe on this humid 95-degree day in Georgia: Facing the heat without air conditioning, by circumstance or choice.
5 resources this week. Reports and numbers for your stories:

  • Despite the positive reactions during the Democratic National Convention this week, Hillary Clinton’s image is at its lowest point in two decades, Gallup reports. With a favorable rating around 38 percent (higher than Trump’s 34 percent mentioned last week) and an unfavorable rating around 57 percent (lower than Trump’s 61 percent last week), her favorable percentage was around 55 percent two years ago.
  • Speaking of the election, primary supporters of Bernie Sanders are further from GOP voters than Clinton backers on most issues, Pew says.
  • Moving forward with the 2020 Census, the bureau announced sites for the 2018 end-to-end Census test. The sites are in Washington, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
  • Focusing on homelessness this week? As families are beginning to think about back-to-school preparedness, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report about family interventions for youth experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness.
  • It turns out affordable housing isn’t so affordable. This detailed, well-done Urban Institute analysis gives nice numbers and visuals to explain why that’s the case.
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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