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Fla. Mayor Who Supported Ban On Homeless People's Sleeping Bags Changes Mind After Praying

A city ordinance in Pensacola, Fla., that bans homeless people from staying "adjacent to or inside a tent or sleeping bag," is one step closer to being repealed after widespread criticism.<p>As citizens of the Sunshine State grapple with unusually cold temperatures, many say the ordinance prioritizes …

Tiny Home Trend Provides Housing to Homeless Populations Across the United States

As the tiny home revolution hits cities across the globe, many communities in the United States are using the trend to help their homeless …

Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless

Tuberculosis cases in Los Angeles County rose 7% last year, public health officials reported Thursday.<p>The increase, from 625 in 2012 to 666 in 2013, occurred "mainly among the homeless," Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding wrote to the county Board of Supervisors.<p>The …

The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America

... and why this quiet trend is about to reverse itself<p>Despite a housing crisis, a great recession, rising income inequality, and elevated poverty, there is some good news among the most vulnerable segment of American society. America’s homeless population – an estimated 633,000 people – has …

$115m federal boost for homeless

The federal government will fund a national network of homelessness initiatives for a further year, promising $115m towards the scheme.<p>Kevin Andrews, the minister for social services, said the funding will provide certainty for people and organisations involved in the national partnership agreement …

Plan to turn Cecil Hotel into homeless housing is withdrawn

Turning the Cecil Hotel into homeless housing was supposed to be a quick and innovative way to get skid row residents off the streets.<p>But a proposal for hundreds of homeless units in the hotel collapsed recently in the face of opposition from downtown business leaders and social service providers, …

L.A. County to expand one-stop approach to servicing homeless families

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to expand a network of one-stop centers that coordinate social services for homeless families.<p>The supervisors agreed to allocate $10.3 million in local, state and federal money to create an integrated system of services for those families. Under the …