Homeless Shelters

With a surging homeless population, the city's cluster site program incentivizes slumlords and reduces the supply of affordable housing.
Sep 4, 2015   The New York Times
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.
Apr 15, 2015   NPR
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.
Mar 25, 2015   The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
The New York Daily News focuses on the de Blasio Administration's efforts to combat a growing number of homeless in New York City.
Feb 2, 2015   New York Daily News
The mayor and City Council of Seattle will consider a controversial measure to combat its surging homeless population.
Jan 26, 2015   ThinkProgress
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.
Jan 19, 2015   New York Times
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?
Oct 21, 2014   The Washington Post
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.
Jul 23, 2014   PBS NewsHour - The Rundown
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.
Feb 11, 2013   The New York Times
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.
Aug 13, 2012   The New York Times
In this piece, <em>Web Urbanist</em> has compiled fourteen "smart & sensitive" design solutions for providing housing for the homeless.
Mar 21, 2012   Web Urbanist