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Homeless

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.
Jul 19, 2015   The Oregonian
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.
May 30, 2015   SFGate
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
Surprising insights on messaging from the front lines of NIMBY.
Feb 27, 2015   Shelterforce
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.
Feb 4, 2015   CBS Los Angeles
The mayor and City Council of Seattle will consider a controversial measure to combat its surging homeless population.
Jan 26, 2015   ThinkProgress
New Orleans declares that it is the first U.S. city to virtually end veteran homelessness.
Jan 21, 2015   Gambit
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
Los Angeles’s Union Station is trying something new to keep the homeless at bay: restricting waiting room seating to ticketed passengers.
Dec 15, 2013   LA Streetsblog
Fearing that a growing homeless population threatens 'the new Southern hot spot', public officials in Columbia, South Carolina have instigated an aggressive program to rid the city's downtown of its neediest residents.
Aug 26, 2013   The New York Times
How might planners advance the dialogue with politicians and citizens for design that supports the 633,782 homeless people in the US? Howard Blackson offers some insights for San Diego, the 3rd largest population of homeless among US cities.
Dec 17, 2012   PlaceShakers