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Kansas Conference on Poverty, 2013, Presented by the Kansas Association of Community Action Programs
Advocates for the poorest Kansas residents say Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is making it tougher for the state's needy to rise out of poverty by cutting much-needed assistance.
The U.S. Veterans Administration estimates there are 1,800 homeless veterans in the Kansas City area every night. That accounts for more than a third of the city's homeless population even though veterans represent only a tenth of the population as a whole, according to a veterans' advocate.
Construction on the St. Michael's Veterans Center is set to begin in early 2013, on a 24-acre vacant lot just south of the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. It was once home to a public housing complex, which was demolished long ago and sat as a blighted dumping ground for years.
The plan is to erect three apartment buildings, with 180 units total, plus a service center offering mental health services and job skills training, among other things.Read more about it.
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