School started yesterday and I did the happy parent dance after we dropped them off. After school, however, they were excitedly telling me about their first day and simultaneously asking how much longer until Christmas break. So today we’re going to get excited about Christmas in August and discuss how a bot can help someone find housing.
What I’m Doing – Preparing a presentation.
What I’m Listening To – GovLove podcast
What I Want to Know From You – What’s your favorite holiday?
LawyerBot Now Helps Homeless People Get Government Housing From the creator of the LawyerBot, an online advice-giver that walks people through the process of getting out of parking tickets and arguing with airlines for compensation over delayed flights, comes a new site that could be even more useful. It is helping newly evicted folks claim housing aid and benefits
Opening your digital doors to citizens Government web portals are the digital equivalent of a city hall, county agency or state office, where constituents and business owners can do everything from paying parking tickets, filing taxes or applying for health insurance, to viewing legislative sessions or obtaining information in a public emergency. Whether at the municipal or state level, agencies can do their jobs faster, cheaper and more efficiently by putting government services at the public’s fingertips.
Brooklyn Public Library Extends Welcome Bridge to Prison About 160 families have participated in Brooklyn Public Library’s Telestory program, which allows children to read and visit with an incarcerated parent via video conferencing. Two years after the program’s launch, four BPL branches offer the service, and it’s about to expand. This summer BPL received nearly $400,000 from the Knight Foundation to offer the service in 12 branches total, including ones in Brownsville and East New York.
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