Annika Erickson

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Number of homeless students in U.S. has doubled since before the recession

The number of homeless children in public schools has doubled since before the recession, reaching a record national total of 1.36 million in the 2013-2014 school year, according to new federal data.<p>The latest homeless count, an 8 percent increase over the 2012-2013 school year, is a sign that many …

Housing

Hundreds of Iowa State Students 'Homeless'

The Iowa State Daily reports that hundreds of students will be homeless while moving from one apartment to another in August.<p>Hundreds of Iowa State …

Junk Culture Dallas

What's the first thing we touch when we wake up? How do our favourite things reveal our hopes and fears? Can objects tell the story of our lives? …

Homeless Man Who Donated 18 Cents to Church Wants to Remain Anonymous

Ann Huskey has helped organize what s called the Muffin Ministry at First United Methodist church in Charlotte for years.<p>She and a handful of other …

Homelessness

“The housing crisis is insane”: 6 cities where homelessness is out of control

Seven years after the Great Recession, 565,000 are living on the streets — as many as a quarter of them children<p>In the early 2000s, cities around the country pledged to end homelessness within a decade, drafting ambitious 10-year plans to get all of their homeless people into stable, permanent …

Police in California find homeless campsite hidden atop Amtrak station

Just one thing gave away a campsite hidden inside a concrete ring on the roof of an Amtrak station in Antioch, Calif.<p>A passer-by happened to see the …

Homelessness

Portland aim to house all homeless kids proves too ambitious

For four months, Katie slept in a bunk bed in Portland's largest shelter for homeless families.<p>She lay on the bottom half of the cot while one of her …

Barista job helps Salt Lake City youth escape homelessness

The chill new coffee stop in Salt Lake City is staffed with homeless youths, who couldn't be happier to find themselves on an upward track after some …

Homeless family of 4 found dead in parked van in California

A homeless couple and their two young children, all dressed for bed, were found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a parked van that …

Poinsettia Park Neighbors Speak Out Against Homeless Encampment; Homeless Woman Asks for Compassion

Residents raised concerns about quality of life issues and a perceived increase in crime, which actually has declined in the area.The post Poinsettia …

Homelessness

Bruce - Homeless in Washington DC

Last night I met a wonderful homeless man. Bruce is kind and gentle with simple desires. His first wish all he asked for was a warm bed without …

Leon - Homeless in Detroit

Leon is a Vietnam veteran who has been homeless for six years. After serving “the greatest country in the world,” he is lost somewhere in the pile of …

The Business of Homelessness

<b>The Business of Homelessness: Financial & Human Costs of the Shelter-Industrial Complex</b>Homelessness is big business. New York City spends over $1.5 …

Homelessness

San Jose lags on affordable housing as home prices soar beyond $1 million

Like most cities across the state, San Jose lags far behind on its goals to add badly needed affordable housing.<p>Last year, the nation’s 10th largest …

Garcetti says L.A. can end street homelessness in a decade

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti knows the perils of offering bold pronouncements about taming homelessness in L.A.<p>During his first mayoral campaign in 2013, he vowed to end chronic homelessness. Once in office, Garcetti said he would find housing for the city's homeless veterans, first by 2015 and …

OSAH National Letter Launch - Opportunity Starts at Home

ACT NOW!<p><b>1 in 4 renters in America – 11.4 million households</b> – have extremely low incomes and cannot afford the rent. Unaffordable housing drives …

Shanni and her children - Homeless in Salt Lake City

Shanni and her children live in a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. She says the shelter is scary. They mix single men and women with the …

The Amityville Horror Lives On—in a Snarl of Lawsuits and Suspicions

The house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island had sat empty for 13 months, and everyone in the neighborhood knew the terrible reason. One …

Horror

The Amityville True Story - DeFeo Murders, Real George Lutz, Kathy

The only thing that [Hollywood] got right is that our family moved in that house and we left.- Christopher Lutz (<i>Inside Edition</i>, 2005)<p>Questioning the …

Horror

The Truth About The Amityville Horror – Just the facts

<b>Over the years, John G. Jones has been asked every conceivable question about the facts and legends surrounding “The Amityville Horror” – the story</b> …

The Real Amityville Horror

Skeptoid Podcast #20<br>January 11, 2007<br>Podcast transcript<p>In the small town of Amityville on New York's Long Island, on a dark evening in 1974, 23 year …

haunted houses - The Skeptic's Dictionary

From Abracadabra to Zombies | View All<p>haunted house<p>When demons or ghosts take up residence, a house is said to be "possessed" or "haunted." It is not …

AMITYVILLE-horror. the truth

Amityville: Horror or Hoax?

I was barely a teenager when the sensational book by Jay Anson, "The Amityville Horror", was released. I will never forget snatching up a copy from a …

Amityville Horror: Horror or Hoax?

When George and Kathy Lutz moved into the three-story colonial in Amityville on New York's Long Island in December 1975, they were thrilled.<p>The …

Amityville facts and myths. Everything you need to know the Amityville files

<b>Myth –</b> <i>The red room was the gateway to hell.</i><p>Fact – The red room was nothing more than a little area underneath a stairwell that the DeFeo children …

FACT CHECK: The Amityville Horror

<b>Claim:</b> <i>The Amityville Horror</i> is based on a true story.<p><b>Status:</b> <b>False.</b><p><b>Origins:</b> Some horrors just won’t die, and <i>The Amityville Horror</i> is a case in point. …

Horror