Jun 13, 2013 A group called Rockaway Help brings together engineers and residents to hack storm recovery and protection in the New York region.
May 27, 2013 Democrats in the Senate agreed to an amendment that would ban anyone ever convicted of certain violent crimes from receiving SNAP food stamps -- for their entire lives.
May 27, 2013 Amid the destruction from hurricanes and tornados, some debris -- from trees to building materials and metal -- finds new life.
May 17, 2013 With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
May 13, 2013 Lawmakers in the House and Senate begin work on the Farm Bill this week, and SNAP, the food stamp program, is on the agenda
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 8, 2013 A new market is emerging for apps that can connect people to emergency services and family members during a crisis.
Apr 29, 2013 HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced an additional $1.8 billion in recovery aid for homeowners, renters and small businesses, today. Some of those businesses have been plugging along in the meantime.
Mar 27, 2013 One woman's definition of a safety net: Something that lets you take risks, from going to school to flying from a trapeze.
Feb 12, 2013 With the world looking a lot more fragile, more people are taking their survival into their own hands -- and garages.