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
Officials in Baghdad are instituting a new program to sweep beggars off the city's streets -- a number that has risen sharply since the U.S. invasion in 2003.
Jan 13, 2009 Agence France Presse
Businesses in Fort Worth, Texas, invest in a city-led plan to combat homelessness.
Dec 26, 2008 Fort Worth Business Press