Homelessness

San Jose's attractive urban waterways, especially Coyote Creek, house over 1200 people living in about 66 illicit encampments, all without sanitation. It's clear that clean water and housing needs are connected. What that means is up for debate.
Jun 2, 2014   California Planning & Development Report
The results are in keeping with a federal goal to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015 through grants and other measures to ensure permanent housing. Steve Vogel reports.
Jan 7, 2012   The Washington Post
The continuing recession and housing crisis are being further decimated by federal cuts to housing aid, according to The Nation.
Jan 1, 2012   The Nation
A new report says that U.S. cities are lacking in preparation (and in funds) for providing food and shelter for those in need.
Dec 19, 2011   Governing Magazine
It's becoming increasingly common for adults to "double" up with other households, indicating that the recession is still affecting families. But are they officially homeless? It depends on who you ask, of course. Emily Badger reports.
Nov 24, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Illegal apartments present a quandary for the city of New York: they increase the danger of fire, but also provide needed shelter that couldn't be found elsewhere. Some experts think a path to legalization could work.
Nov 8, 2011   City Limits
The logistics involved in maintaining the Occupy Wall Street protests turn out to be some of the very activities that homeless people have been banned from doing in most cities for years.
Oct 24, 2011   Salon.com
The city of Vancouver is planning to offer more than $42 million in land and capital grants aimed at developing affordable housing. Its part of a 10-year plan to end homelessness in the city.
Jul 26, 2011   The Vancouver Sun
Heather Mac Donald defends a contentious law, spurred by frustration over migratory youths in Haight-Ashbury, that would ban sitting or lying on city sidewalks between 7 AM and 11 PM.
Oct 12, 2010   City Journal
A proposed clean tech corridor along the L.A. River east of downtown is another twist in the ongoing battle between competing interests for residential development and the preservation of industrial space.
Oct 7, 2010   The Planning Report
Venice Beach (City of LA) is the latest community to restrict overnight parking of vehicle-dwelling homeless residents, including those living in RVs. It's a growing problem, especially in areas with inviting climates and tolerant political attitude
Oct 6, 2010   The New York Times - U.S.