Homelessness

From 8 Years Of Homelessness To ‘Queen Of Uber'

After eight years of homelessness, Faith Jones never expected to see herself honored as a “Woman of Excellence.” But on May 4, 2017, she will be …

Uber

Tent city takes over Vancouver lot as activists seek to make homelessness an election issue

Yet another tent city has taken over an empty Vancouver lot as activists continue pleas for government to act on the homelessness crisis.Around 9 …

Poverty

A call to action: how you can help solve America’s homelessness crisis

All of us have read an inspiring or heart-wrenching article and thought, What can I do to help? With Outside in America, we are pioneering a solution<p>Two months ago the Guardian launched Outside in America, a groundbreaking reporting project on the country’s homelessness crisis. Funded by the Bill …

Journalism

Homelessness body warns of 'disaster' if Morrison scraps housing agreement

Council to Homeless Persons says analysis of funding sources shows importance of National Affordable Housing Agreement<p>The Council to Homeless Persons says a new analysis of funding sources for homelessness services underlines the importance of the National Affordable Housing Agreement, which the …

Housing

Rising homelessness: Result from bad policy?

<b>Question:</b> Is the rise in homelessness a result of government housing policies throughout the county?<p><b>Phil Blair, Manpower</b><p><b>NO:</b> Government can't solve …

Housing

Santa Ana riverbed homeless ask supervisors for portable bathrooms, showers

More than a dozen homeless people living on the banks of the Santa Ana River – and their advocates – pleaded with the Orange County Board of …

California

The Unsung Government Program That Gives Federal Property to the Homeless

Say hello to Title V, a shockingly sensible way to tap into a vast amount of property sitting unused in American cities.<p>For years, residents and officials in Washington, D.C., have debated what to do with an abandoned federal warehouse at 49 L Street SE. Parked a block from both the Nationals …

Housing

Liberal Democrats to include pledge to end rough sleeping in Britain in election manifesto

Tim Farron has announced the Liberal Democrats will introduce a policy that will place long-term homeless people straight into independent homes …

Housing

Pedal power takes a run at veteran homelessness

They were furiously spinning their wheels but making progress in vanquishing homelessness among Canada's military veterans.<p>A group of Canadian …

Canadian News

Downtown leaders don't want homeless shelter in old library

Downtown San Diego leaders said on Tuesday that they oppose a potential plan to convert the old Central Library on E Street into a temporary shelter …

Poverty

Plans for New Low-Barrier Homeless Shelter Delayed to Address Concerns from Little Saigon Community

by Ana Sofia KnaufSeattle has been in a homeless state of emergency since 2015. CITY OF SEATTLE<i>4/26: This post has been updated to include a response</i> …

Housing

Sixth graders to Ben Carson: ‘You aren’t doing anything’ to save public housing

Junior high school students urged Carson to help their community.<p>Sixth-grade students are writing letters to Housing and Urban Development Secretary …

Housing

Here’s A Homeless Single Mother For You All To Judge In The Comments Section

DAY dragging on? Looking for something to pass the time? Then you’re in luck; in keeping with the Irish media tradition of highlighting the plight of …

City van will drive panhandlers, homeless to job site.

The city of Lexington is launching a new jobs program that will pick up homeless people and panhandlers each day and take them to job sites in an …

Lexington

Homeless shelter ballet lessons cultivate a love for dance

DURHAM, N.C. -- About 18 girls and boys put on new ballet shoes and mirrored an instructor's movements. They turned out their feet to demi-plie -- …

New Orleans

LA to spend some $737 million to combat homelessness next year

<i>The county and city's push to end homelessness in L.A. will cost about $737 million in its first year. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images</i>Rina …

Poverty

Skateboarders give back to the homeless on Skid Row

Over the last twenty years, skate footwear brand, etnies, has given away 45,500 pairs of shoes to those in need.<p>LAKE FOREST, California, April 24, …

Shoes

Northwestern suspends SAE fraternity, orders house on Evanston campus vacated

Northwestern University's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been suspended from campus and members must move out of the Sheridan Road frat house by May 6, after members violated terms of their disciplinary probation, university officials said Monday.<p>"Northwestern is suspending SAE," …

Bigotry

Six-figure salaries considered low income in some Bay Area counties

The Bay Area is so expensive, even some six-figure salaries are now considered low income.<p>The Department of Housing and Urban Development just …

Oakland

De Blasio can’t get the facts straight on homeless shelter

Mayor de Blasio got it wrong when he chided a caller on his weekly radio show for complaining that a new shelter in Crown Heights would largely serve …

New York City

Housing for homeless may be built on SF parking lot

A federally owned surface parking lot behind the courthouse at Seventh and Mission streets would become the city’s largest housing development for formerly homeless people, under a proposal Mayor Ed Lee plans to introduce Tuesday.<p>The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is seeking …

San Francisco Bay

‘Homeless Holiday Inn’ sparks lawsuit against mayor

Queens residents upset that a local Holiday Inn Express has been transformed into a makeshift homeless shelter are accusing the city of running the …

New York City

Homeless center planned for Mission district spurs debate

An often raucous neighborhood meeting Monday evening in the Mission district drove one point loudly home — homelessness continues to be San Francisco’s most emotionally charged civic issue.<p>The two-hour session attracted several hundred people to the Mission Community Center, twice the number that …

San Francisco

Beggars in China now accepting donations via mobile payments and QR codes

Vagrants are asking passersby to transfer money to them using Alipay and WeChat Wallet via smartphones.<p>Don't have any spare change? No problem – …

QR codes

New York City's First Homeless Girl Scout Troop Is Learning To Dream Big

"All of a sudden there’s a shattering of this stereotype with this troop."<p>A homeless shelter in New York has become a source of sisterhood, thanks to a new Girl Scouts troop formed for the girls living there.<p>Troop 6000 is made up of 22 girls who live in the Sleep Inn in Queens, which has been …

Two-tier refugee system leaves many destitute and homeless, say MPs

Cross-party group report finds support differs for refugees who come to UK via asylum route rather than resettlement<p>A costly “two-tier system” of providing protection for refugees in Britain has developed, leaving many at risk of homelessness and destitution, according to a report from a …

Refugees

The City of Toronto launches ads to dispel myths about the homeless

The campaign comes as the city prepares to build 4 new shelters, likely outside downtown, in 2017<p>Carl Tebo used to live under the Gardiner …

British Columbia

This Week in Fiction: David Means on Stories of Homelessness

Y<i>our story in this week’s issue, “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother,” consists of two separate narratives. One is about an old homeless man, who is seen rummaging through garbage cans on a street; the other is about a man visiting his brother, a temporary inpatient at an addiction center. Did</i> …

Mental Disorders

The Sports Media Members Donating Unused Toiletries to Homeless

A post shared by Tina Sturdevant (@tinasturdevant) on Jun 8, 2016 at 9:01am PDT<p>“For me, I’m happy to tell people about my experiences or provide …

Sports Media

Micro Homes May Be the Solution to Ending the Homeless

Micro-houses to combat housing shortage<p>Traditionally, these homes were sought after by people who wanted smaller housing – for both financial and …

Housing