Victoria McCormick

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He got promoted. Now he might reinvent Denver's homeless shelter system.

Denver has plenty of shelter beds where people can escape life on the streets for the night. But that’s not solving the real problem, according to …

Homelessness

With Luxury Development on All Sides, Oakland Artists Buy the Right to Stay Put

Oakland’s last section of undeveloped, privately-owned waterfront is a nubby spit of land at the very end of 5th Avenue, where charmingly ramshackle …

Real Estate

Is this a cheaper solution for Seattle’s homeless crisis?

Diversion programs connect clients to one-time financial help, instead of a prolonged subsidy, to secure housing. It is low-cost, and advocates …

Homelessness

Will Seattle penalize homeless shelters struggling to meet targets?

Under pressure to show progress in its fight against homelessness, Seattle said it would hold local shelters to performance goals, and hit those that …

Housing

1 Sailor Killed, 1 Hurt After Sea Hawk Helo’s Fuel Tank Falls On Them

A sailor was killed and another was injured in a ground mishap July 30 at Naval Air Station North Island, California, a Navy official confirmed on …

Military

A Healthcare Giant Enters the Battle for Cheaper Housing

Kaiser Permanente is pledging $200 million toward fighting homelessness and building more low-cost housing in eight states, plus D.C.<p>Housing is healthcare. That’s a common refrain among leaders working on public health issues that range from substance abuse to food insecurity. Fighting poverty and …

Route Fifty

House Bill to Expand Tax Credit Program Would Target Rural Areas Legislation introduced in late July would add authority to the New Markets Tax …

City Politics

Concerns Raised Over NDIS Barriers for Homeless People With Disability | PBA

There are calls for greater National Disability Insurance Scheme accessibility for disadvantaged groups, with an expert warning it is “nearly …

Homelessness

LA councilman eyeing possible homeless housing in Sherman Oaks

A Los Angeles councilman is looking into putting emergency and permanent homeless housing in Sherman Oaks as part of a citywide effort to help put …

Homelessness

Municode Library

Stop spreading hate against homeless

I am getting so fed up with hearing the anti-homeless and poor-bashing rhetoric both in the news and from people writing hateful opinion pieces in …

Homelessness

38 children made homeless every day in Scotland last year, report finds

The true scale of child homelessness in Scotland, the increased length of time spent in temporary accommodation limbo and the health impact of …

Homelessness

Millennials are dipping into their 401ks to purchase a home: Study

While home ownership by young people has been on the decline for the last few decades, a new study indicates that an increasing number of millennials …

Retirement

Homeless man gets hundreds of job offers after handing out resume at stoplight in California's Silicon Valley

A homeless web developer's struggle to try to find a job on the streets of California's Silicon Valley on Friday has brought in hundreds of job officers after a photo of him went viral.<p>David Casarez was standing out on a street corner in Mountain View holding a sign that said "HOMELESS. HUNGRY 4 …

Silicon Valley

Tacoma Needs JUST CAUSE Eviction Protections

<b>Online organizing tools like you've never seen them before.</b><p>Action Network's online toolset is fully featured. We have a gorgeous interface that's a …

LGBTQI

Wonkabout Washington: Seattle Has Too Much Parking and Olympia Expands Missing Middle Housing

<b>New study shows Seattle has overabundance of parking</b>Since the invention of the automobile, Americans have been obsessed with where to park them. Yet, …

Regulation

The Republican push for welfare “work requirements,” cartoonsplained

Should poor people be required to work to get benefits? This cartoon explains the merits behind the Republican push.<p>There’s another Republican push to make it harder for poor people to qualify for government benefits.<p>This push revolves around the idea of “work requirements” — that is, a requirement …

Income Inequality

Hillcrest unveils Dundee flats plan

A new development of 16 flats for affordable rent is being planned by <b>Hillcrest Housing Association</b> in Dundee.<p>Designed by <b>KDM Architects</b>, the project …

Housing

Maternal mortality rates rise as hospital safety measures go unused

Every year, thousands of women suffer life-altering injuries or die during childbirth because hospitals and medical workers skip safety practices known to head off disaster, a USA TODAY investigation has found.<p>Doctors and nurses should be weighing bloody pads to track blood loss so they recognize …

Pregnancy

The Urbanist Case for Trailer Parks

You want density and affordability? You should want manufactured housing. Too bad it’s often illegal.<p>Earlier this summer, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University released its annual report on the state of housing affordability in America. The findings aren’t pretty. According to …

Housing

Habitat for Humanity Tiny House in Cabarrus County, NC

Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County in Concord, North Carolina, just completed the first tiny house of its kind in the state, possibly nationwide. …

Tiny House Movement

S.3250 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for a credit against tax for rent paid on the personal residence of the taxpayer.

Rental Housing

‘They say we can’t play’: What life is like for D.C.’s forgotten homeless kids

By Petula Dvorak<p>Columnist<p>There is a pool, yes. And a ballroom, sure.<p>But the more than 850 kids living in D.C. motels are not on vacation.<p>“No Playing on the Hotel Premises” announce signs plastered at one of the motels used to bandage the city’s housing crisis. The motels all have rules, and a lot …

General Hospital

County launches online system to connect homeless people with assistance

When someone spots a homeless person who needs help, there are many places to call:<p>The police, a City Council office, a homeless services provider such as PATH, the L.A. City 311 line, or the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.<p>What happens with each call could be different, depending on the …

Los Angeles

Sacramento program inspires new ideas in Seattle’s homelessness fight

Leaders in the fight against homlessness in Sacramento visited Seattle to share ideas on new strategies.

Health Care

Fighting Back Against the War on Homeless Shelters

Early this year, the city’s Department of Homeless Services announced that it was opening a men’s shelter on a stretch of West 58th Street adjacent to some of the most expensive real estate in the world. A social service agency had acquired the lease to a building, formerly the Park Savoy Hotel, …

Homelessness

Long Beach-Los Angeles area leads state in housing disparities with burden falling on most vulnerable

When it comes to evaluating the U.S. as a whole, 10 percent of households are defined as Extremely Low Income (ELI), meaning they have a household …

Housing

Ballard’s homelessness quadrupled last year, and anger is spilling over

A wave of homelessness threatens to overwhelm charity workers in Ballard, while their neighbors become more and more frustrated with the city’s …

Homelessness