Homelessness

16 Honest, Moving, And Personal Stories About “Hidden” Homelessness

Street homelessness is just the tip of the iceberg. Many more people are surfing friends’ sofas or squatting in makeshift homes.<p>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their experiences of “hidden” homelessness (sleeping in cars, on friends’ sofas, or in temporary accommodation …

Mental Health

Housing push helps homeless youth find their way home | Homeless Initiative

Looking back on it now, Eustolia Farias thinks it was inevitable that she would wind up homeless at a young age.<p>Her mother took off when she was a …

Housing

Inhabitable Nomadic Shelters: Designs Address LA’s Homelessness Crisis

The problem of homelessness is a complex one rooted in gross stratification of wealth, and while addressing it in full means addressing poverty …

Urbanism

Homeless clothing line takes heat for 'making it look like it's sexy to sleep outside'

Brand's co-founder says they plan to donate 40% of proceeds to street youth organizations<p>Standing outside the Good Shepherd shelter, Jason Smith …

Clothing

Looking for a place to live without “bullets flying through the property”

Posted on February 22, 2017February 22, 2017<p>Local issues<p>A University of Texas law professor and community leaders recently spoke with tenants at an …

Housing

County wants to turn Sylmar Armory into 24/7 homeless shelter

It would be the only shelter in the area<p>The little-used Sylmar Armory, owned by the California National Guard, could soon become the site of a new homeless shelter, as the <i>L</i><i>os</i> <i>A</i><i>ngeles</i> <i>Daily News</i> reports.<p>Los Angeles County Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Kathryn Barger introduced a motion Tuesday that …

California

Australia is not a loyalty points reward program

<i>Dear Mr Jones, Regarding your</i> <i>ABC Lateline interview</i><i>. Considering our very own vulnerable and homeless are at critical levels and our social services</i> …

Australia

In Its Very Tone, Ed Murray’s State of the City Address Rebuked Trump

President Donald Trump’s recent Sweden gaffe is another variation on a theme in his administration: his and his advisors’ clear urge to paint as …

Seattle

This Mobile Shower Is Restoring Dignity to the Homeless

For the more than 46,000 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, showering is a luxury they rarely get to enjoy. That's where Lava Mae comes in. The charity converts buses and trailers into showers and toilets on wheels "to deliver hygiene and rekindle dignity for those experiencing …

'Foreign spouse income deportation would leave us homeless'

A family in the UK say they are at risk of being torn apart because of income rules surrounding foreign spouses.<p>Lian Papay's American husband AJ, who is their son's main carer, faces being deported because of repeated visa rejections.<p>As of 2012, Britons must earn more than £18,600 before a husband …

UK News

Government warned to stop using 'misleading' homelessness figures

The Government has been ordered to stop using potentially misleading statistics about homelessness in the UK, following an intervention by the UK …

Budgeting

Peggy, 96, has been volunteering at a homeless shelter for 80 years

<b>This pensioner has been volunteering to help the homeless for 80 years.</b><p>Peggy Maskrey, 96, has been helping out at the same centre for homeless and …

UK News

Seattle mayor seeks $25M from private sector to fight homelessness, taps investor Nick Hanauer to lead $55M tax measure

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray believes the city needs to double its spending on homelessness and he’s calling on the region’s business community to make …

As Dallas ISD's homeless student population reaches 'catastrophic' numbers, a plea and a proposal | Commentary

The numbers, Mark Pierce says -- again and again, to anyone who will listen -- are "sort of catastrophic." And they are only getting worse.<p>The lone …

Dallas

Seattle’s State of the City 2017: $55M homelessness levy, soda tax for schools, Trump immigration push-back

At <b>Northgate’s Idris Mosque</b> Tuesday morning, <b>Mayor Ed Murray</b> gave his 2017 State of the City address, announcing plans to increase investments to …

Seattle

A deal on homelessness that can’t be refused

Mayor Darrell Steinberg doesn’t want to hear the words “stop,” “no,” “wait” or “we can’t” when it comes to getting thousands of homeless people off …

Housing

Edmonton falls behind on housing the chronically homeless

In a new report on Edmonton’s “hard-to-house population,” city officials say people who have been living on the street for a long time often need …

Housing

A school librarian leads drive that’s netted 1,000 books for homeless students

A Northgate librarian, working with a colleague at a nearby school, has found a way to significantly boost the number of books available for kids who …

Education

We must stop leaving our residents out in the rain

After years of drought, all this rainfall feels wonderful, life-lifting and freshly healthy for our dry California earth. For folks forced to live …

Housing

Sleeping Rough Justice

The councillors of our fair city gathered in their august chamber for their monthly meeting.<p>The mayor took his seat at the head of the table.<p>“Order, …

Concerns about human waste along Boulder Creek have city officials considering new bathrooms

Responding to concerns from citizens and the City Council about human waste along Boulder Creek downtown, City Manager Jane Brautigam’s staff will …

Denver

Seattle mayor pitches $55M tax measure for homeless services

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is pitching a property tax ballot measure to raise $55 million a year to pay for increased homeless services.<p>Murray said in …

MADWORKSHOP + USC architecture students address LA’s homelessness crisis

three different schemes have been produced, focusing on temporary, modular, and expandable solutions, as well as transitional housing.The post …

University of Southern California

'Hard-to-house' weak link in effort to end homelessness in Edmonton, report says

'The dark side of all this is the fact that we have not looked after these people'<p>Edmonton is nearing the end of its 10-year plan to end …

Housing

Lawsuit Seeks to End Housing Voucher Discrimination

Leah Binkovitz | @leahbink | February 20, 2016<p>Image via flickr/Kurt Bauschardt.<p>In 2015, Texas became the only state in the country to pass a law …

Housing

'Family can be lots of things.' Online tool helps homeless youth make connections

Family Reconnect program from Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth helps build safe and loving networks<p>The Family Day holiday is an opportunity for …

Parenting

New Map Shows Full Extent of Dallas Homeless Camps

Late Friday afternoon, the city of Dallas' weekly memo packet featured a little gift from new City Manager T.C. Broadnax to the Dallas City Council: …

Dallas

Heartwarming moment homeless man celebrates after landing a job caught on CCTV

This is the heartwarming moment a homeless man cheered and punched the air in celebration after landing a job.<p>The man, who has not been identified, …

UK News

Crystal’s ‘Trapper Keeper’ & Rent Well: an innovative beacon for technically homeless struggling to…

<b>Crystal’s ‘Trapper Keeper’ & Rent Well: an innovative beacon for technically homeless struggling to avoid the streets</b><p>You could tell how seriously …

Housing

The Choir With No Name gives hope to the homeless

Sleeping in shop doorways, selling copies of the <i>Big Issue</i> or drifting between hostels and women’s refuges isn’t how most performers begin telling the …

Choir