Homeless

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
New studies rank cities based on the extent to which they "criminalize homelessness."
Jul 20, 2009   NPR
Bicycles are being collected and distributed to Chattanooga's homeless in an attempt to improve their quality of life.
Jul 15, 2009   Chattanooga Times Free Press
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.
Jul 9, 2009   USA Today
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.
Jun 26, 2009   The Globe and Mail
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.
May 12, 2009   The New York Times
The city council of Vancouver is supporting the creation of 550 temporary homes, including some prefab, to house the area's homeless.
Apr 11, 2009   The Vancouver Sun
More homeless people are squatting in abandoned suburban housing. Eduardo M. Peñalver, co-author of the forthcoming book "Property Outlaws" thinks cities should acquire these properties and allow the former owners to live in them as renters.
Mar 27, 2009   Slate.com
A tent city is burgeoning in Sacramento, Calif., prompting local officials to consider whether such an encampment should be made permanent, with plumbing and all.
Mar 12, 2009   The New York Times
The city of Dallas is committing to purchase homes for hundreds of homeless residents, rather than building shelters.
Feb 2, 2009   Dallas Morning News
The recession is leading to a surge in demand for homeless shelters and services -- but also a dramatic drop-off in normal sources of funding.
Feb 2, 2009   MSNBC