Topics :: Homeless

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Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Homeless Pose Challenge for City

By Phuong Le | Dec 14
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.

New York Has Strategy to Aid the Homeless, but It's Costly

By Geoff Mulvihall | Nov 10
The nation's most populous city also has the nation's largest homeless population, with 75,000, and like other high-rent cities, it has not been able to move the dispossessed to permanent housing nearly as fast as people are becoming homeless.

San Francisco Homeless 'Tents' Measure Rarely Used

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 13
After being one of the most contentious issues on San Francisco's ballot last November, Proposition Q, which allows the city to remove homeless peoples' tents after issuing 24-hour notice and offering shelter, hasn't yet been used much.

HUD Policies Updated to Protect LGBTQ People; Will It Last?

By Jeff Taylor | Mar 5
Life as an LGBTQ person experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, always a difficult scenario, might get that much harder.

Airbnb Follows Super Bowl Ad with Call to House 100K in Need

Feb 6
Airbnb is following up its Super Bowl ad calling for acceptance with a campaign to provide short-term housing over the next five years for 100,000 people in need.

Lawsuit Challenges Denver's Sweeps of the Homeless

By Colleen Slevin | Oct 28
The Denver lawsuit says the city, as part of an effort to clear the homeless from areas being gentrified, is violating their constitutional rights to be protected from unreasonable searches and seizures and to be treated equally under the law.

Department of Housing Publishes Final Gender Identity Rule for Homeless Shelters

By John Riley | Sep 24
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule intended to ensure that all individuals will be guaranteed access to shelter programs according to their gender identity.

Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users of Free Web Kiosks

By Karen Matthews | Aug 25
An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

Reciprocity Foundation Promotes Holistic Youth Wellness

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 2
Reciprocity Foundation has a mission: to help LGBT youth become successful adults. Since 2005, they’ve helped more than 1,000 with workshops, mentors and holistic healing.

NYC Mayor’s Budget Funds Homeless Services, LGBT Youth Programs

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 13
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his preliminary budget plan on Feb. 12, lambasting his predecessor for leaving more than 150 outstanding labor contracts.

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