Low-income

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California’s Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income Homes

A new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.

18 hours ago

`Designs for a development at Alameda Point. (CBS)

Developers Aim For Affordable Housing, New Community At Alameda Point

A new development plan is taking shape at Alameda Point that will bring affordable housing to the area.

05/11/2015

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Study Finds California’s Tax System Too Burdensome For Low-Income Earners

A Sacramento watchdog group has come out with their annual report that finds California’s low-income earners are paying 10.5 percent of their income in state and local taxes while the wealthiest only pay 8.7 percent.

04/14/2015

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Oakland Science Museum Offers Low-Income Families Discount With EBT Card

The Chabot Space & Science Center launched a pilot program Thursday giving low-income families with an EBT card admission to the center for $1 per person.

03/27/2015

Unique York with her mother, Denise Anderson. (CBS)

20% Of Nation’s Homeless Public School Students Live In California

More than a million homeless students attend public schools in the U.S., but the highest percentage is right here in California.

02/19/2015

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Santa Clara County To Provide 500 Summer Jobs For At-Risk, Low-Income Youth

Up to 500 paid internships and jobs will be available this summer to at-risk and low-income youth in Santa Clara County, county officials said.

02/16/2015

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Super Bowl 50 Already Funding Bay Area Charities, 2 Days Left To Get In On First $500,000 Grants

Super Bowl 50 next year at Levi’s Stadium may be 347 days away, but the charity fund that the organizing committee hopes will be the lasting legacy of the game is well-funded already, so much so that it’s looking for five local non-profits that will receive grants of up to half a million dollars.  The deadline to apply for this current round is Saturday, January 31st, 2015.

01/28/2015

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Can Yoga Turn Around East Palo Alto Schools’ Drop-Out Rate?

A school district in a low-income area of East Palo Alto is hoping to lower dropout rates by launching a health and wellness program that includes yoga.

01/21/2015

A San Francisco Muni bus makes its way down Market street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SFMTA Votes To Give Free Muni Rides To Disabled, Low-Income Seniors

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to waive the Muni fee for riders with disabilities and for low- to moderate-income seniors, many who live with fixed incomes and struggle to afford public transportation as the cost of living in the city increases.

01/20/2015

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Finding A New ‘Jungle,’ Homeless Plan To Create Second Camp In San Jose

San Jose city police and crews moved in to clean up and shut down the homeless camp known as the “Jungle” Thursday, but now it looks like they have another problem on their hands.

12/05/2014

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