Homelessness

Tiny houses aren’t just for eco-warriors. They can also be a means for homeless and mentally ill individuals to reenter mainstream society.
Mar 23, 2014   Grist
A human rights group in Vancouver is hoping to distribute free tents to the city's homeless in an attempt to temporarily shelter the homeless and bring attention to the city's homelessness when it plays host to the Winter Olympics.
Jan 27, 2010   The Tyee
This article, by Dr. Ellen Bassuk of the National Center on Family Homelessness, explores the challenges faced by returning veterans in housing.
Dec 9, 2009   The Washington Times
Urban designers Terri Chiao and Deborah Grossberg Katz take on the problem of homelessness in New York proactively, rather than waiting for RFPs to come in.
Nov 12, 2009   Urban Omnibus
Neal Peirce says that there is finally light at the end of the tunnel in the debate over homelessness, and a consensus that stopgaps don't work. The real answer is to, duh, give them homes.
Nov 6, 2009   Citiwire.net
Homeless people may avoid seeking help or services because there is a lack of space secure their belongings in shelters. The death of a homeless woman in Vancouver last winter highlights the severity of the problem.
Nov 4, 2009   The Globe and Mail
British Columbia has converted nearly two dozen formerly notorious hotels into housing for the homeless.
Oct 30, 2009   The Tyee
Portland, Oregon is half-way through its ten-year plan to address homelessness. The city's seen improvements, but many challenges lie ahead, according to this report.
Oct 15, 2009   Oregon Public Broadcasting
A four-year study by United Way of Greater Los Angeles has shown that stable housing provides benefits to taxpayers as well as the homeless.
Oct 14, 2009   Los Angeles Times
The high amount of foreclosures is expected to make things tougher for Census officials as they prepare for 2010 Census enumeration.
Oct 14, 2009   The Associated Press
To fight homelessness, some cities provide services, some build housing, and some arrest people. Often it's a combination of the three, but now many critics are calling on officials to de-emphasize the law enforcement element. Los Angeles is Ground Zero. Exclusive
Aug 17, 2009  By Nate Berg