Homelessness

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
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)