Homeless Shelters

June 10, 2016, 9am PDT
As cities around the U.S. scramble to figure out how to address the housing affordability crisis, one of them has now leaned on the benevolence of what some consider the least benevolent of them all.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
May 29, 2016, 7am PDT
An already controversial proposal to disperse homeless shelters and service around Washington, D.C. is finding new ways to be controversial.
Greater Greater Washington
April 23, 2016, 9am PDT
Two train stations, two airports, and one bus terminal double as homeless shelters in New York City. When some close for the night, the subways fill in.
The New York Times
April 7, 2016, 5am PDT
An ambitious proposal to build seven new homeless shelters around the District of Columbia, with a price tag of $660 million, has been attacked on several fronts.
The Washington Post
September 4, 2015, 5am PDT
With a surging homeless population, the city's cluster site program incentivizes slumlords and reduces the supply of affordable housing.
The New York Times
April 15, 2015, 10am PDT
While rates of homelessness drop elsewhere, tents and cardboard are becoming a very regular sight in Seattle. New wealth and newly unaffordable housing may be twin culprits.
NPR
March 25, 2015, 11am PDT
Thanks to a $3 million anonymous donation, San Francisco has built a first-of-its kind temporary shelter that will welcome homeless campers along with their belongings and pets.
The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
February 2, 2015, 12pm PST
The New York Daily News focuses on the de Blasio Administration's efforts to combat a growing number of homeless in New York City.
New York Daily News
January 26, 2015, 8am PST
The mayor and City Council of Seattle will consider a controversial measure to combat its surging homeless population.
ThinkProgress
January 19, 2015, 7am PST
Recent years have produced no dearth of design interventions to improve quality of life for wealthy urban dwellers, but some recent efforts in San Francisco are targeted to help the city's homeless population.
New York Times
October 21, 2014, 5am PDT
Can a $52 million plan to close the D.C. General emergency shelter rely on the generosity of landlords in providing houses for the homeless?
The Washington Post
July 23, 2014, 2pm PDT
More cities—many of them "revitalizing" their urban cores at the same time as a national recession and a real estate market beset by diminishing supplies of low-income housing—are criminalizing homelessness.
PBS NewsHour - The Rundown
February 11, 2013, 5am PST
Because of an acute shortage in accommodations for the city's homeless, NYC's Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is willing to pay exorbitant sums to house the needy in privately owned buildings. The practice is not without its critics.
The New York Times
August 13, 2012, 5am PDT
By opening nine new homeless shelters in just the last two months, the Bloomberg administration has responded quickly to an 18% increase in the number of people entering NYC's shelter system in the past year, much to the dismay of local officials.
The New York Times
March 21, 2012, 9am PDT
In this piece, <em>Web Urbanist</em> has compiled fourteen "smart & sensitive" design solutions for providing housing for the homeless.
Web Urbanist
December 19, 2011, 6am PST
A new report says that U.S. cities are lacking in preparation (and in funds) for providing food and shelter for those in need.
Governing Magazine
September 25, 2011, 9am PDT
...or, how to say "Yes, in my backyard!" to new development proposals. A new guide developed by the Pivot Legal Society in Vancouver is intended to provide guidance for communities that actually want hard-to-place projects.
The Globe and Mail
September 15, 2011, 10am PDT
Lee County, Florida saw a 30% increase in its homeless population. A new shelter system that addresses mental health and addiction problems is helping keep homeless out of jail and on the right track.
Governing Magazine
August 9, 2011, 7am PDT
The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas has saved the city an estimated $3 million in jail time and homeless management. Architecture gets some of the credit.
Next American City
June 20, 2010, 11am PDT
The number of families in homeless shelters increased by 7% in 2009, according to a new report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
USA Today