Homelessness

City replaces contractor that housed homeless families

The city has ousted the contractor providing social services to homeless families housed at more than a dozen Manhattan hotels.<p>Children’s Community …

New York City

Instilling the dignity of work in the homeless

California has 12 percent of the nation’s population but 21 percent of the nation’s homeless people and 33 percent of all welfare recipients, both …

Poverty

Inside NYC’s uneven pot policy for homeless kids

The city treats kids caught with marijuana in homeless shelters more harshly than those busted for pot in schools or elsewhere, shelter officers are …

New York City

While Homelessness Escalates In Los Angeles, A Push For Veterans Got Him Off The Street

Homelessness is on the rise in Los Angeles. James Brown got his own home there five years ago, and reflects on his two decades living on the streets.

News (U.S.)

Homeless couple living in MacCabe Park ‘attacked’ police

A homeless couple discovered living in a tent in Wollongong’s MacCabe Park have been arrested and refused bail over allegations they attacked police …

Australian News

Homeless veteran rescues victim from car crash

Former Navy corpsman Travis Wilson rushed to the scene of a serious accident and assisted paramedics.

'Tony — The Movie' explores life on street of homeless man

“Un oh trouble,” Tony Rodriguez says as he sees police approaching his tent on a downtown San Diego sidewalk. “I’m probably going to go to jail …

California

Here's what DISD can do to help homeless kids living alone in cars or parks, trying desperately to get an education

More than 4,2000 students in Dallas ISD don't stay in the same place every night. They bounce around between shelters and cars, cars and friends. If …

Opinion

Kim Kardashian takes four-year-old North to give out food to the homeless in Los Angeles

Kim Kardashian took a break from the Kardashians’ Christmas in October to take daughter North to feed the homeless.<p>The mum-of-two has been busy …

Kourtney Kardashian

Subaru Loves Pets is funding pet adoptions and homeless pet transport

The company has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to help homeless pets.<p>Subarus are popular with dog owners. You can tell that by its many commercials featuring man's best friend. However, the company is doing a lot more for pets than simply keeping a handful of animal actors employed.<p>Through …

Pets

Challenge to homeless housing in Clontarf struck out

Housing

New Orleans' low-barrier homeless shelter gets an operator | NOLA.com

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration is putting the final touches on a deal to open a new, low-barrier homeless shelter on the second …

Housing

Women leaving domestic violence living in car as homeless fill shelters

When 26-year-old Chloe ran away from her violent partner, she ended up living in her car with a toddler and a newborn baby.<p>"I went to the police …

Domestic Violence

We know how to solve Dallas' homeless crisis, but do we have the will?

Larry collapsed and died on the sidewalk on Coombs Street under Interstate 45 on Oct. 2.<p>I know because an encampment dweller came up to me on my …

Opinion

Demanding Answers: Did Homeless Get The Heave-Ho Before De Blasio Appearance?

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — The city’s massive homeless problem was unintentionally highlighted on Thursday, after some were moved to provide a more …

Bill de Blasio

The curious case of the missing books at Auckland Library

For months, Auckland City Library staff had been trying to figure out why books were disappearing and then reappearing under the shelves and hidden …

New Zealand News

2 kinds of homelessness — why is our response so different? - SFGate.com

This past week, smoke stung my throat, keeping the North Bay fires top of mind. It got me thinking about homelessness and our different responses to it.<p>With friends directly affected, I was eager to do something, so I volunteered at a Red Cross evacuation center in Santa Rosa. I doled out hand …

Ontario

The councils 'buying homeless people one-way train tickets'

Councils in England are buying one-way train tickets for homeless people to move them elsewhere, according to reports.<p>BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show …

Birmingham, UK

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Performing Oral Sex On Sleeping Straphanger

A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting straphangers who fell asleep on subway trains over the weekend, according to …

New York City

Veterans Face Another Round of Threats to Health-Care Networks

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 10:56 am<p>By Suzanne Gordon | Oct 16, 2017<p>In September, <i>The American Prospect</i> reported that budget cuts at the Veterans …

Liberal View

Police investigate shooting near homeless camp in SE Portland

Police found evidence of gunfire but no one appeared to be injured. The incident happened Sunday morning.Police are investigating a shooting near a …

Policing

Homeless Shelters Name Their Own Rates in New York, Audit Finds

Under pressure to shelter close to 58,000 homeless people on a daily basis, New York City has been paying widely varying rates to shelter providers and, until recently, had no set procedure for determining how much to pay, according to a new audit.<p>The state comptroller’s office could not determine …

New York City

San Diego's Unique (And Wildly Effective) Approach To Housing Homeless Veterans

"I think it has great potential for being just as successful in other cities."<p>There are an estimated 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States on …

Housing

Oakland declares homeless shelter crisis, expands options

OAKLAND — The Oakland City Council has declared a second “shelter crisis” as the city’s homeless population tops 2,700.<p>The declaration allows Oakland …

Poverty

Cape Town officials warn residents: ‘Don’t give money to the homeless’

Cape Town officials have instructed tourists and residents to avoid giving money to the homeless, claiming that it deters them from accepting the …

Cape Town

Three things to know about the record number of homeless students in New York City schools

One in ten New York City students was homeless at some point last school year — a staggering number of vulnerable students who pose a special …

Education

How Hurricane Response Efforts Are Sorting People Into "Deserving" and "Undeserving" Poor

Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in!Hurricanes …

Poverty

New Boston Initiative Encourages Landlords To Rent To People Who Are Homeless

Support the news<p>The city of Boston has launched a pilot program to encourage landlords to rent to people who've been homeless.<p>It's called the …

Housing

CCTV shows arsonist set homeless man's tent on fire while he was still inside

Police still unclear of motive behind Ian Gordon's attack on homeless man.<p>Footage has been released showing a man setting fire to a homeless person's …

Crime

Big-hearted schoolboy launches campaign to donate socks to homeless

Joe Cox has dubbed his charity project Socks for the Street, and it's touched the hearts of people around the world.<p>An 11-year-old boy has started a …