Homeless Shelters

November 6, 2009, 2pm PST
Neal Peirce says that there is finally light at the end of the tunnel in the debate over homelessness, and a consensus that stopgaps don't work. The real answer is to, duh, give them homes.
November 4, 2009, 8am PST
Homeless people may avoid seeking help or services because there is a lack of space secure their belongings in shelters. The death of a homeless woman in Vancouver last winter highlights the severity of the problem.
The Globe and Mail
August 17, 2009, 6am PDT
In Louisville, Kentucky, urban planning professor John Gilderbloom decries the lack of regulations on homeless shelters in the area.
August 17, 2009, 5am PDT

To fight homelessness, some cities provide services, some build housing, and some arrest people.

Nate Berg
July 20, 2009, 11am PDT
New studies rank cities based on the extent to which they "criminalize homelessness."
July 9, 2009, 2pm PDT
Homelessness has jumped in the nation's suburban areas, according to a study from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Of those in U.S. shelters, 32% are in rural or suburban areas.
USA Today
June 26, 2009, 11am PDT
Gary Mason describes how Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson's policy of rapid expansion of homeless shelters -- including two in residential areas -- has "completely changed" those neighborhoods.
The Globe and Mail
May 18, 2009, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>Color Lines</em> looks at how the economic downturn is affecting low-income populations, and how social services are having trouble keeping up with an increasing demand for help.
Color Lines
May 12, 2009, 6am PDT
Families who have income will now be charged a small rent to stay in public housing shelters in New York City, part of a 1997 state law that had up until now gone unenforced.
The New York Times