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Lego-type housing construction has attracted the attention of two separate developers as an efficient means to provide housing for the city's large homeless population but has met objections from labor unions and the Mayor's Office.
September 11, 2016, 11am PDT
'Housing first' has become a policy buzzword of sorts to describe an approach to homeless services. A pair of new reports on the homelessness situation in Seattle finds consensus on the need for a housing first policy.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
July 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
The "housing first" approach to homelessness is building a track record of success in Milwaukee.
July 4, 2016, 5am PDT
Los Angeles voters will be asked to approve a new property tax on residential and commercial properties to pay for a $1.2 billion to improve the city's worsening homelessness problem.
June 29, 2016, 8am PDT
A bill already halfway through the California Legislature, with support from the governor, would spend $2 billion to build permanent housing for mentally ill homeless people.
Associated Press via SCPR
June 6, 2016, 7am PDT
As more cities attempt to crackdown on homelessness, legal fights have broken out as advocates for the homeless fight back against the criminalization of panhandling and camping in public.
April 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The Safe Sleep Policy, enacted by the mayor in February without City Council approval, allows homeless people to sleep in tents in select public areas and on sidewalks. Now a coalition of business groups says the policy was an overreach of power.
March 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Pasadena should adopt measures that couple homeless services with controls on aggressive panhandling and camping in certain areas of the city, urges Jonathan P. Bell, urban planner and Pasadena resident.
February 12, 2016, 12pm PST
The easy part for politicians at both the city and the county of Los Angeles is over. Funding their plans to improve services for the homeless will be the hard part.
January 17, 2016, 5am PST
Urban planning challenge: where to site a large tent for serving meals to the homeless in a revitalizing part of Philadelphia.
December 24, 2015, 1pm PST
Ever have questions about the homeless? Here's a fact filled outline you can use to dispel some common notions about the country's largest homeless population—and some solutions—by affordable housing adviser Michael P. Russell.
December 14, 2015, 7am PST
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is following a growing trend in cities across the country of working to end chronic homelessness by providing permanent housing to the homeless.
September 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
Two years of work by the city to move the location of the Right 2 Dream Too homeless encampment, including the purchase of land for a new location, has stalled in the final hour.
July 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The city of Portland has allocated funding for the purchase of land reported to be under consideration as the new location of a large homeless camp called Right 2 Dream Too.
May 30, 2015, 11am PDT
Mayor Ed Lee has announced plans to devote $28.9 million to housing, medical aid, and counseling programs. Nonprofits will partner with the city in an effort to put rising municipal revenue to good use.
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.
February 27, 2015, 8am PST
Surprising insights on messaging from the front lines of NIMBY.
February 4, 2015, 2pm PST
Venice Beach, one of the most popular tourist destinations and recognizable public spaces in Los Angeles, has long been the site of regulation battles. Now a neighborhood group is suing the city over what it perceives as rampant lawlessness.
January 26, 2015, 8am PST
The mayor and City Council of Seattle will consider a controversial measure to combat its surging homeless population.
January 21, 2015, 10am PST
New Orleans declares that it is the first U.S. city to virtually end veteran homelessness.