1. Living and Minimum Wage Debate
Canada has some of the same issues--
Anti-Living Wage points here.
http://www.livingwagecampaign.org/ (Pro website)
Department of Labor
2. Housing issues:
Housing and Urban Development
Tenants Association Washington States
Rentals in Yakivegas
More on Yakima housing help
Yakima housing here, but what if it gets cold?
3. Poverty Issues
NPR station in Ohio has a good page here.