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Part homeless hostel, part conference centre – with plans to expand

One Housing Group broke the mould when it created Arlington – a homeless hostel built at the heart of a larger development offering commercial space for a range of social enterprises, a conference centre and artists' studios. The model has been so successful that there are now plans to build …

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Homelessness and Narrative Thinking

Caring for the homeless is difficult under the best circumstances, but it is more difficult still when homeless individuals are fall in and out of …

I started buying the signs that homeless use to beg. Here's what happened

Sign of the Times was conceived in early October when I started to see what I perceived as a greater number of homeless people in New York City. As a native New Yorker, it surprised me because I had never seen so many people begging and sleeping on the streets. It occurred to me to start buying the …

Homelessness services feel mounting pressure as welfare reform bites

Those looking for housing in east London this winter will have to join a long waiting list. Since January 2013, Barking & Dagenham council has seen a 60% rise in the number of homeless people seeking council housing, and in the same period the number of visitors to its housing advice office has …

Coke Gave Us Santa. Hanes Is Helping to Fight Homelessness.

The Santa Claus we all know today -- that big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard -- was brought to us by Coca-Cola. From 1931 to 1964, Coca-Cola advertising showed Santa delivering toys, pausing to read a letter and enjoy a Coke, visiting with the children who stayed up to greet him, and …

Phoenix Becomes First City To End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

The Obama administration has set a goal of ending homelessness among veterans by 2015, but one city reached that mark a year early.<p>Phoenix announced …

Time-Lapse Shows Incredible Transformation of Homeless Veteran's Life

Sometimes, what's on the outside can count.<p>In the decades since returning home from service, U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf has faced poverty, …

The Empowerment Plan Provides Detroit's Homeless with Warm Coats That Double as Sleeping Bags

They say that if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime – and social entrepreneur …

Rough Sleeper: Mobile Backpack Shelter for Urban Homeless

Amid the various conceptual designs for addressing large-scale homelessness, this working prototype stands out as refreshingly realistic, practical …

Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Ex-Band Member in Oakland

MUST SEE, local rock Hall of Fame musician, Carlos Santana, will soon re-enter the recording studio with former homeless bandmate after an emotional …

Can a City Really 'End' Homelessness?

Artists Turn Toilets Into Works Of Art To Benefit The Homeless

The Lava Mae project heard it said that modern art is going straight down the toilet, so for their new project to benefit the homeless they decided …

Need This New Innovation? Community For The Homeless In Texas

Community First! is a faith-based concept to address homelessness in Austin, Texas. The idea is to create a small community for people who are …

Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

The UN and the World Health Organization define access to water and sanitation as a basic human right, yet many homeless go without. In San Francisco …

Japan's homeless are being recruited to clean up the radioactive debris at Fukushima

Cleaning up radioactive waste in Fukushima may be one of the worst jobs in Japan. Clean-up of the site has fallen behind schedule and finding workers has been a challenge. Now it turns out, the homeless are among those being recruited for the job.<p>Antoni Slodkowski, one of the reporters who …

Senator Spends Day Off With Homeless Man For A Lesson You Can't Learn From An Office

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) has no specific homelessness agenda at the moment other than to better understand the struggles people on the streets face. So he spent his vacation day on Monday shadowing a man who has lost everything.<p>Murphy, a freshman U.S. Senator, didn’t have any delusions when he …

An app to help the homeless

HandUp allows the homeless to to tell their story and list things they need, and lets people donate to help specific people.

Homeless Man Creates New Pollution-Fighting App While Living on the Street

Leo Grand has been homeless for two years now but that didn’t stop him from coding a new, eco-friendly app. The app, called Trees for Cars, helps …

How To Help The Homeless When It Gets This Cold

A major cold snap has descended on the United States, bringing some of the coldest air in years, if not decades. And in most of the country, the temperature will fall below freezing this weekend—and be even more frigid on Monday and Tuesday.<p>(It’s only chillier up north. In some parts of Canada, …

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The heartwarming way to get a homeless man home

Inspired by the recent rise in videos about people doing good for one another, the man behind the YouTube channel “Whatever” set out to New York to …

8 Ways To Help The Homeless

I’ve always felt that it’s MY responsibility to take care of the poor and downtrodden in my community. Although I donate to charitable organizations, …

Clever Backpack and Tent Hybrid Shelters Nomads and Homeless People

As more people opt for a nomadic lifestyle, there is an increasing need for objects that enable people to travel light. Urban Rough Sleepers is …

Homeless Man's Heartbreaking Story Shows Everyone Deserves To Be Loved

The "Portraits of Boston" photo project aims to catch a moment in time -- a person’s expression, hopes and feelings in an unscripted instant.<p>When photographer Ivan Velinov snapped a shot of a homeless man on the street back in May, he captured the man’s gut-wrenching struggle in that moment, but …