Homelessness

Portland will start housing the homeless in tiny pods in people's backyards

Like many American cities, Portland, Oregon, has a significant homeless population. As many as 4,000 people sleep on the streets or in shelters every night, according to the city's housing bureau.<p>A new initiative called A Place For You aims to help alleviate that problem. The program, created by an …

Housing

How Finland solved homelessness

The Nordic country is the only EU state not in the midst of a housing crisis. Juha Kaakinen of the Y-Foundation explains how Housing First works<p>This week’s report by EU housing organisation Feantsa has found every country in the EU in the midst of a crisis of homelessness and housing exclusion – …

Housing

Do Private School Vouchers Promote Segregation?

A new report from the Century Foundation evaluates the claim.<p>With school-choice booster Betsy DeVos at the helm of the Department of Education, private-school vouchers are getting new life and plenty of renewed attention. Last Thursday, the Trump administration cemented vouchers’ official return by …

Education

Cabins for homeless showcased in North Park housing expo

Advocates of a proposal to create areas for homeless people to live in small houses rather than in tents on sidewalks are showcasing the idea at a …

Housing

Why It’s So Hard to Stop Being Homeless in New York

At 7 a.m., Donice Ford-Benson is working in the rain on the unfinished 17th floor of 550 Vanderbilt. She’s checking a drain system but pauses for a …

Southwestern Minnesota ends homelessness among veterans

- There are no more homeless veterans in southwestern Minnesota, according to the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs.<p>Eighteen counties in …

Veterans

How homeless services nonprofit Bowery Residents' Committee became an affordable housing developer under Muzzy Rosenblatt

As city officials race to open shelters and induce developers to build affordable housing, one nonprofit is forging its own way. Bowery Residents' …

Housing

Young People At Increased Risk Of Homelessness Because Of Welfare Cuts, Warns Report

Labour branded the rise in rough sleeping "a national scandal"<p>Young people are at increasing risk of being made homeless as the Government’s welfare reforms begin to bite, a report warns today.<p>‘The Homelessness Monitor’ cites rising unemployment, spiralling rents and declining benefit protection as …

Budgeting

Free tampons in poor schools, shelters, prisons under bills

ALBANY — A Manhattan state assemblywoman is pushing to make tampons and other feminine hygiene products free in low-income schools, homeless shelters …

New York City

Inside I-126, Seattle’s $275 homelessness levy: shelter, health, housing

Homeless people in Seattle may be getting more assistance in the form of programs funded by a $275 million property tax levy proposed by <b>Mayor Ed</b> …

Housing

Forum focuses on solutions, causes of San Diego's homelessness crisis

Regional leaders touted several new programs to address San Diego’s homelessness crisis during an unprecedented city forum on Monday, but also …

San Diego

Homeless shelter and Jordan River are a bad mix

As a community that values open space and wants to best protect vulnerable homeless populations, we should strongly oppose any effort to locate a …

Salt Lake City

6 better ways for Trump to spend billions of taxpayer dollars than on his Mexico border wall

Donald Trump wants $4.1bn from Congress to build his "great, great wall" along the southern US border.<p>That southern border wall Donald Trump said …

Veterans

House passes bill to ban discrimination by landlords against voucher holders

The House of Delegates passed a bill Monday night that would prevent landlords from refusing to lease a home to a person merely because they have a …

Government

Harder for Homeless to Enter N.Y.C. Shelters, Report Finds

More homeless families are being denied permanent shelter in New York City, and many are being forced to reapply multiple times before the city finds them eligible to enter the system — two trends that burden already fragile families, according to a new report by the Coalition for the …

Poverty

Number of homeless families in Plymouth B&Bs hits a six-year high

The number of homeless families living in hostels and bed and breakfasts in Plymouth is at its highest level for six years, despite the council's …

Poverty

A statewide solution to New York's housing crisis

In a lawsuit brought by The Legal Aid Society 30 years ago, Jiggetts v. Grinker, the state’s highest court ruled that poor families with minor …

Housing

Urge Congress to Protect Vital Housing Programs from Drastic Budget Cuts

Federal affordable housing programs have a proven track record of lifting millions of families out of poverty and reducing homelessness. These …

Housing

Housing Deal Adds $1 Million for Calle24 and Temporary Homeless Shelter

What does it cost to build new housing on an abandoned lot near Cesar Chavez Avenue? In the case of 1515 South Van Ness, the 157-unit mixed-income …

Housing

Affordable housing project slated for downtown Nederland draws local ire

Plans for affordable housing in the heart of Nederland's vintage downtown have drawn a rash of outrage from locals concerned with the project's scale.<p>…

Housing

Helping Our Homeless Students

<i>By Tricia Raikes, John Bridgeland, Barbara Duffield & Erin Ingram</i><p>They number more than 1 million every year and they are largely hidden. Students who are homeless face challenges that threaten everything they might want to achieve in life – graduating from high school, going on to college, and …

Education

Berkeley needs to become landlord for homeless

Berkeley’s mayor announced a plan last week to end the city’s homeless problem: move people through mini-villages and then into permanent housing.<p>My …

Housing

This Building Is Redefining What A Homeless Shelter Means | Co.Design

Photo: Ben Rahn/A-Frame<p>Local firm LGA Architectural Partners has been working with Eva’s since 1997, and this project represents the culmination of 20 years of lessons learned about what works, what doesn’t work, and what’s most important about creating a supportive space. It’s not just about …

Design

Fight over Section 8 ordinance puts spotlight on Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Peter CallaghanLast spring, after the Minneapolis City Council introduced an anti-discrimination ordinance that would require private landlords to at …

Housing

Camillus House names new CEO of Miami homeless charity

After ousting its former chief executive, the Camillus House homeless shelter has turned to a past director of Miami-Dade’s homeless services to take …

N.Y. senator slams de Blasio plan to build 90 homeless shelters

A top state legislative leader says Mayor de Blasio’s plan is “a terrible idea.”

Poverty

Downtown Eastside homelessness reaching crisis levels: Carnegie report

Homelessness in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is reaching crisis levels with few solutions in sight, according to the Carnegie Community Action …

British Columbia

After decades on the streets, St. Paul man authors “Homeless is not Hopeless”

At least four times a day, John Fritz sits on the sofa of his modest St. Paul apartment off Ayd Mill Road and watches the freight trains roll …

Poverty

A portable housing benefit could ease our homeless crisis

<i>Pedro Barata of United Way Toronto & York Region chairs the National Housing Collaborative and Tim Richter is president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.</i><p>A frustratingly familiar challenge is playing out for Canadian families across the country. Overheated …

Poverty

Backers collect signatures for Seattle homeless levy

Backers of a proposed $275 million property-tax levy to fund efforts to curb homelessness in Seattle have begun collecting signatures.<p>The Seattle …