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
New studies rank cities based on the extent to which they "criminalize homelessness."
Jul 20, 2009 NPR
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
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.
May 19, 2009 Next American City
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.
Apr 7, 2009 USA Today