Homelessness

November 12, 2009, 6am PST
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.
Urban Omnibus
November 6, 2009, 2pm PST
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.
Citiwire.net
November 4, 2009, 8am PST
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.
The Globe and Mail
October 30, 2009, 9am PDT
British Columbia has converted nearly two dozen formerly notorious hotels into housing for the homeless.
The Tyee
October 15, 2009, 6am PDT
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.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
October 14, 2009, 1pm PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2009, 11am PDT
The high amount of foreclosures is expected to make things tougher for Census officials as they prepare for 2010 Census enumeration.
The Associated Press
Feature
August 17, 2009, 5am PDT

To fight homelessness, some cities provide services, some build housing, and some arrest people.

Nate Berg
July 20, 2009, 11am PDT
New studies rank cities based on the extent to which they "criminalize homelessness."
NPR
July 9, 2009, 2pm PDT
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.
USA Today
May 19, 2009, 8am PDT
With activities ranging from organized running to the Homeless World Cup, sports are helping to improve the lives of people on the ropes, bringing increased motivation and community-building.
Next American City
April 7, 2009, 12pm PDT
The results from a nationwide homelessness count submitted to HUD in January reveal that many cities are showing a dramatic surge in the need for services to the homeless.
USA Today
March 26, 2009, 12pm PDT
The economic crisis is leading to a surge in homelessness and the growth of tent cities in many U.S. cities.
New York Times
March 17, 2009, 1pm PDT
Canadians are impressed by USA Today's rave review of their city last week, but the CBC says that its not all wine and roses in Vancouver.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
February 2, 2009, 1pm PST
The city of Dallas is committing to purchase homes for hundreds of homeless residents, rather than building shelters.
Dallas Morning News
December 19, 2008, 6am PST
Last week, a Santa Barbara apartment community, The Garden Center, opened to 38 new residents. The apartments were specifically designed to combat homelessness through housing and mental health care all at once.
Miller-McCune
December 10, 2008, 10am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority is cracking down on 'continuous riders', people who sleep or hang out in the subway through the winter nights to keep warm. Advocates worry the crackdown will hurt the homeless.
Chicago Sun-Times
December 3, 2008, 5am PST
The issues posed by homeless people in downtown Riverside, California, are not out of the ordinary. But they definitely do not help the city's efforts to revitalize downtown.
California Planning & Development Report
October 21, 2008, 8am PDT
A court decision in British Columbia allowing people to camp in public parks has resulted in tent cities for the homeless. It is a precedent that may have ramifications across the country.
Globe & Mail
October 15, 2008, 8am PDT
Unlike many other states faced with the challenge of housing its homeless, Massachusetts is mandated by law to do so. Unfortunately, Massachusetts is also faced with budget shortfalls, making solutions elusive.
NPR