Homelessness

More cities—many of them "revitalizing" their urban cores at the same time as a national recession and a real estate market beset by diminishing supplies of low-income housing—are criminalizing homelessness.
Jul 23, 2014   PBS NewsHour - The Rundown
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.
A total of 1.6 million people experienced homelessness last year alone. President Obama has decided to attempt to remedy this sobering fact with the new Interagency Council on Homelessness' (USICH) "Opening Doors" plan.
Jul 9, 2010   The Daily Caller
The number of families in homeless shelters increased by 7% in 2009, according to a new report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Jun 20, 2010   USA Today
Officials in Tempe, Arizona and Maricopa County are using federal stimulus money to help end chronic homelessness by providing permanent housing options.
Jun 20, 2010   The Arizona Republic
264 luxury residential developments are vacant in New York City, according to a new report. Could they be a temporary solution to a serious homeless problem?
May 15, 2010   City Limits
San Antonio, Texas, is partnering with business and nonprofit groups on a project aimed at curbing homelessness.
May 13, 2010   San Antonio Express-News
North Dakota is undergoing a jobs boom right now, but it doesn't have the housing stock to match the new increase in workers.
Apr 21, 2010   The New York Times
While this article focuses on 'Heavy', the homeless hold-out, it really is a success story of how a popular, urban destination can tackle what many considerable an insurmountable urban problem - homelessness.
Mar 31, 2010   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
San Francisco's recently passed and controversial sit/lie laws that prohibit sitting on sidewalks were based on a similar rule passed in Seattle in 1993. Though that rule has been on the books for years, its controversy remains.
Mar 31, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle
The results from HUD's first study on the costs of services to the homeless finds that securing and subsidizing rental housing for the homeless is more cost-effective than emergency homeless shelters.
Mar 26, 2010   Houston Chronicle