Homelessness

June 20, 2010, 9am PDT
Officials in Tempe, Arizona and Maricopa County are using federal stimulus money to help end chronic homelessness by providing permanent housing options.
The Arizona Republic
May 15, 2010, 7am PDT
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?
City Limits
May 13, 2010, 7am PDT
San Antonio, Texas, is partnering with business and nonprofit groups on a project aimed at curbing homelessness.
San Antonio Express-News
April 21, 2010, 1pm PDT
North Dakota is undergoing a jobs boom right now, but it doesn't have the housing stock to match the new increase in workers.
The New York Times
March 31, 2010, 12pm PDT
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.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
March 31, 2010, 9am PDT
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.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 26, 2010, 12pm PDT
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.
Houston Chronicle
March 25, 2010, 9am PDT
The city of Portland is moving ahead with a $47 million shelter and services project known as the Resource Access Center. It's the largest efforts underway to solve the city's notorious homelessness problem.
The New York Times
February 20, 2010, 1pm PST
This post from <em>Next American City</em> looks at Vancouver's homelessness problem and the public outreach effort underway to bring attention and solutions to the problem.
Next American City
February 13, 2010, 7am PST
As homelessness rises in cities and suburbs across the country, local municipalities are trying to get the newly homeless back into homes as quickly as they can.
Governing
February 12, 2010, 7am PST
<em>Grist</em> takes a look at the Olympic city of Vancouver, and lists some of its greenest attributes, and some of its less-than-green downfalls.
Grist
February 8, 2010, 5am PST
Vancouver is playing host to the Winter Olympics beginning later this week. It's a city admired across North America. But it's also home to a pocket of severe poverty and homelessness.
The New York Times
January 27, 2010, 9am PST
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.
The Tyee
December 9, 2009, 6am PST
This article, by Dr. Ellen Bassuk of the National Center on Family Homelessness, explores the challenges faced by returning veterans in housing.
The Washington Times
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