Homelessness

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Police seek woman in death of her infant son in Lynn homeless shelter

Police are looking for a woman who faces a charge of wanton or reckless endangerment of a child after the death of her baby son at the homeless …

Crime

San Francisco techie proposes housing homeless on cruise ships

Greg Gopman was once famous for viral anti-homeless rant<p>Greg Gopman, a San Francisco entrepreneur who once worked at Twitter, wants to house San Francisco’s homeless residents on a retired cruise ship, putting a Silicon Valley spin on a proposal from one of San Francisco’s former mayors and folding …

San Francisco

Business concerns about Tacoma homeless site

The City of Tacoma is less than two weeks away from opening its first emergency homeless shelter. Area business owners say they have major concerns …

Housing crisis could drive 'a million families to homelessness'

More than a million households living in private rented accommodation are at risk of becoming homeless by 2020, a new report suggests.<p>A report by …

Housing

Looking for a home — and a way back to a nursing career

You don't have a drug addiction or a problem with alcohol and you're educated and skilled, so you'd be able to escape homelessness, right?<p>That's what …

3 children - ages 5, 3 and 1 - reported missing in Tuscaloosa

Authorities are searching for three young children who have reportedly been missing for three days.<p>Tuscaloosa police said the children's mother - …

Crime

Bristol is one of the UK's worst for homelessness - here are the figures

Bristol has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country.<p>Government figures released today reveal that a total of 979 households in the …

Poverty

Why Can't We Just Give Empty Houses to Homeless People?

London's Grenfell Tower once stood 24 stories tall and contained 120 multi-occupancy apartments. It's completely uninhabitable today. The tragic June …

Housing

It’s official: Atlanta’s Peachtree-Pine shelter will close in August

Current shelter residents to be “transitioned to other facilities in a humane manner,” assures new owner, Central Atlanta Progress<p>A homeless shelter at the junction of downtown and Midtown Atlanta decried for years as being a poorly operated haven for crime and disease will shutter in a matter of …

Atlanta

Homelessness has many faces

6 Comments <br>Danusia Kaska | 19 June 2017<p><b>The first thing I noticed was his Mercedes. It was only when he got closer that I realised he was also wearing</b> …

First Nations

California Just Built Its Own Controversial Wall — Around Its Homeless Population

Donald Trump isn't the only one in the wall-building business.<p>In fact, the city of San Jose just joined him. Except they built their wall around a …

Housing

My Story: I Was Broke And Homeless; For Almost 3 Months I Bathed On The Streets

“I failed my 10th standard when I was in Ratnagiri, but I had big dreams. My family was part of a small community where the main profession was that …

Sonam Kapoor

Thoughtful ways to help the homeless over winter

Homelessness, it's the social issue that's ripping through Australia like an epidemic, thanks to increasingly unaffordable housing, the tight jobs …

Salvation Army

Surgeon wanted to molest Aust kids: court

A wealthy Californian brain surgeon is accused of seeking women as far away as Australia to impregnate so he could molest their children and live in …

Crime

When architects design a long-term homeless shelter

Not bad for a 64-bed Navigation Center that’s designed to move homeless people from the streets to long-term housing. The three-quarter-acre compound …

San Francisco

Homeless at 16, this CEO is now helping others find shelter

Jessica Pearce is passionate about helping the homeless, and she recently took her altruism to the next level.<p>The Melbourne, Australia native purchased four homes, and she’s working with local agencies to find homeless youth, individuals and families who need long-term places to stay in order to …

Good News

Homeless Vets Program Fills Gap In Service For Women

Many of the more than 2 million women vets in the U.S. are coping with mental health issues, substance abuse and physical trauma.

Veterans

Montreal woman overcomes homelessness, gives back with free BBQ

Anne Las used to go to Place Émilie-Gamelin for food, now she's the one distributing it<p>On weekends, Anne Las fills her backpack and shopping bags …

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Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart tour bus to be homeless shelter

A charity is trying to raise £20,000 to convert a double-decker bus used by pop stars Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart into a homeless shelter.<p>The Bus Shelter MK will be based in Milton Keynes.

Robbie Williams

Jerome's delivers dozens of mattresses to homeless shelter

Despite five young grandchildren buzzing around her, Leonora Hilton could hardly wait to climb into bed early Friday afternoon.<p>Hilton, 61, wasn’t …

San Diego

SF 'Homeless Census' Shows Slight Decline, But Uptick In Unexpected Neighborhoods

The city of San Francisco performs a “homeless census” every other year, and SFist joined in on this year's count on a chilly night back in January. …

San Francisco

City needs to communicate its homelessness plan better or face losing allies

Zak Kinneman and Kate Lantaff are not who I was expecting them to be.<p>The married couple owns property on Puyallup Avenue in Tacoma, not far from …

Poverty

Dallas Street Choir join 17 Manhattan homeless shelter residents to play Carnegie Hall | Performing Arts

NEW YORK -- They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Dallas has made it to Carnegie Hall.<p>The storied New York City concert hall is the …

Orchestras

Mayor Arreguín’s proposed budget addresses homelessness, affordable housing, city initiatives

Mayor Arreguín’s proposed budget addresses homelessness, affordable housing, city initiativesXiaoye Yan/StaffBerkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín’s proposed …

Housing

Capitol Hill Community Post | Rep. Macri Special Session update – homelessness, Paris, gun safety, budget negotiations

<i>From Rep. Nicole Macri, 43rd District</i><p>My bill to retain key tool in effort to end homelessness passes House<p>The legislature began a second special …

Seattle

Enhancing Childcare for Families Experiencing Homelessness

<i>By Commissioner Steve Banks, Department of Social Services</i><p>In New York City, there are approximately 59,000 homeless New Yorkers in the shelter …

Poverty

6 Refugees Sentenced in Attack on Homeless Man in Berlin

A court in Germany on Tuesday convicted six Syrian and Libyan refugees in connection with an attack last Christmas on a homeless man who had been …

Refugees

How the Golden Motel could portend trouble for homeless strategy

<i>Two-year-old Elyiah Balam and four-year-old Jeniah Balam are living with their family at Golden Motel. The motel could be redeveloped as affordable</i> …

Housing

Homeless Shelter Receives $10,000 Donation From Former Resident

A formerly homeless man has given the shelter that took him in a $10,000 donation.<p>Officials with Thunder Bay's Shelter House in northern Ontario say …

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