Homelessness

The Detroit Start-Up Helping Women Craft a Path Out of Homelessness

How a nonprofit and a small jewelry company team up to help homeless women get back on their feet.<p>Three years ago, Patricia Caldwell was laid off from her job on the production floor of a carseat factory in Highland Park, Michigan, and decamped to her mother’s house in Detroit, teenage kids in tow. …

Housing

Advocates for homeless people say media coverage 'fuelling fear' in Melbourne

Herald Sun newspaper showed pictures of a homeless camp at Flinders Street station under the headline ‘Grand slum’<p>The heads of 36 organisations representing homeless people in Victoria have signed an open letter criticising media coverage of homelessness in Melbourne, saying it “fuels public fear …

Australia

Trump Inauguration Will Likely Displace Homeless From Downtown D.C.

President-elect <b>Donald Trump</b>'s inauguration this weekend is expected to displace hundreds of homeless individuals along the National Mall and within a …

Washington D.C.

Sweeping federal investigation finds City of Houston’s housing segregation violates Civil Rights Act

Posted on January 18, 2017January 18, 2017<p>Local issues<p>Racial housing segregation in Houston is no accident. It is not voluntary on the part of …

Housing

Housing commissioner atop Pugh's list as she reviews hundreds of applications for administration jobs

Mayor Catherine Pugh is reviewing hundreds of applications to find a new Baltimore housing chief and fill top positions in her administration.Pugh …

Housing

Volunteers, Donations Needed for Project Homeless Connect, Homeless Count

Project Homeless Connect organizers said Wednesday they're expecting many more attendees at the annual one-day resource fair next week at Golden …

Poverty

Dogpatch Neighbors Welcome Soon-To-Open Homeless Navigation Center

When the under-construction Navigation Center opens on the corner of Michigan and 25th Streets this March, it will provide services to San …

Northern California

Meet the Flinders Street Station rough sleepers

The homeless camp outside Flinders Street Station has been the subject of growing attention this week. These are some of the rough sleepers who are …

Australian News

The Obamas Donated Sasha and Malia's White House Playground to a D.C. Homeless Shelter

As a part of a Martin Luther King Day service project on Monday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited a Washington, D.C. …

The White House

The Vatican McDonald’s Is Being Accused Of Exploiting The Homeless For Publicity

The hits just keep coming for the Vatican-adjacent McDonald’s. As we previously covered, a lot of people were against the Rome restaurant. Cardinals and other religious leaders didn’t really understand why a chain fast food restaurant needed to be located in the shadow of the center of the Roman …

Black Market

Denver set to buy one building for overflow homeless shelter as it fights for another

Denver’s plans to move an overflow homeless shelter to a permanent site advanced Tuesday with the City Council’s approval of the $4.5 million …

Colorado

Councils get £48m to expand homelessness provision

LGA says costs associated with new legislation on issue are hard to predict and calls for review in two years’ time<p>Councils will share £48m in extra funding to help them expand homelessness provision for single men and women, but local government leaders have said the money may not be enough.<p>The …

Budgeting

I won't bundle up and ship out homeless people: Melbourne lord mayor

Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle says he is not willing to bundle up and ship out homeless people from the CBD, despite concerns about the sight of …

Australian News

Melb wants "aggressive" homeless strategy

Melbourne's Lord Mayor wants an "aggressive" outreach approach to tackling homelessness after a number of people camped out at Flinders Street …

Australian News

School fires president after he gave homeless student shelter in library during sub-zero weather

LIBERTY, Mo. (KCPQ) -- He was only trying to be kind to a homeless man.<p>That, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City trade school, …

AOL

Young, Homeless, and at Risk in BC’s Interior

In Kamloops, a window on ‘hidden’ struggles of youths who have no place to call home. Part of a reader-funded series.

Poverty

Get A Handle On Stress With These Pointers

Many people are experiencing unavoidable and unwanted stress these days, and it is not only unpleasant but can also be detrimental to health. If you …

Naturopathic Medicine

The Issue Tripping Up Salt Lake City’s First Gay Mayor

A stubborn homeless problem has taken the shine off her groundbreaking election.<p>Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski keeps a photo in her office of Martin Luther King Jr., standing deep in thought under a portrait of Gandhi. “I’ve been working on behalf of oppressed groups my whole political …

Salt Lake City

A ‘Whole of Government’ Approach to Social Problems

Homelessness among military veterans has long been an endemic problem at the intersection of multiple public-health disciplines. Issues from …

Poverty

Serving the Homeless

​<b>​Nanum Community Soup Kitchen</b> first began its ministry to the homeless around Seoul Station in 1997. They currently serve meals five days a week …

$3.8M grant to tackle Hamilton Co.'s child homelessness

Ask Kevin Finn how the Strategies to End Homelessness will administer a $3.8 million HUD grant recently awarded to reduce, and even end, youth …

Housing

Salt Lake City promises report on purchase of $7M Sugar House homeless shelter site

A Salt Lake City administrator told City Council members Tuesday that the city will soon present them with a report on the purchase of a proposed …

Salt Lake City

Mayor Wheeler: Demand that Landlords Forgive February Rent

Dear Mayor Wheeler,<p>Portland’s unprecedented weather, a declared state of emergency, has disrupted every facet of economic life. Small businesses are …

Housing

In Asheville, volunteer computer programmers seek to help the most vulnerable

Among other projects in the past year, members of Code for Asheville have lent their expertise to address issues involving formerly incarcerated …

Western North Carolina

10 Things To Watch For On Affordable Housing In B.C. In 2017

The number one issue in every corner of B.C. this year is affordable housing. However, that is a big term that means different things for different …

Housing

Radical Efforts to End Homelessness: Inside the Tent Cities of Seattle

Tent City 3<p>Tent City 3 is a mobile, self-managed community of homeless men and women. Trash removal and port-a-potties are provided, as are daily bus …

Poverty

Stillborn Portland infant highlights Oregon homeless problem

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a street side bus stop during unusually cold weather. And while the infant's death was not blamed on below-freezing temperatures it has driven home just how ruthless this winter has been for Portland's homeless …

Portland, OR

We can end homelessness in Canada

<i>Alex Himelfarb and Roy Romanow are co-chairs of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness</i><p>Homelessness has been an issue for so long many view it as a natural fixture of our world. Inevitable. Unfixable. Quite simply, that’s not the case. Mass homelessness is the result of choices we have made. It’s …

Housing

Richest London borough could send its homeless people to Coventry

Homeless people in London’s richest borough looking for affordable housing from the council could be sent as far away as Birmingham.<p>Westminster …

Housing

No, Homelessness Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

Chantelle was 28 years old when she found herself homeless for the first time in her life. Escaping an abusive relationship, she was living in a …

Western Canada