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Homeless and working class riders won't have the shelter and mobility offered by Green Line trains in the Twin Cities, as Metro Transit cuts overnight service.
Star Tribune
August 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Homeless people who had previously been moved from an I-65 overpass were forced to move again with one-day notice.
The Courier-Journal
August 1, 2019, 8am PDT
Three years ago, Los Angeles passed temporary regulations to limit where people living out of cars could park their cars to sleep. The City Council extended those restrictions in a heated hearing this week.
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2019, 8am PDT
If approved, a new facility in San Francisco will allow homeless people living in RVs and vans a safe place to park. Access to support services will also be available at the site.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 16, 2019, 10am PDT
A creative rental industry has emerged in Los Angeles as the affordable housing crisis grows.
Santa Monica Daily Press
July 2, 2019, 10am PDT
More homeless people are using the subway as temporary housing, and the delays and disruptions have increased as well. A new city program will replace fines with outreach to provide better access to social services.
The New York Times
May 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
In photographs and written observations of a recent trip to Mumbai, India, former SPUR Director Jim Chappell queries how the lives of the poorest people there compare to the lives of low-income Americans.
UrbDeZine
May 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Denver's "Right to Survive" initiative highlights just how troubling and problematic policy approaches to homelessness can be.
Governing
February 11, 2019, 1pm PST
Until last week, it was illegal to live in a car in San Diego.
San Diego
February 3, 2019, 7am PST
The city of Atlanta pledged to clear the city's homeless encampments before the Super Bowl.
WABE
January 10, 2019, 11am PST
Governor Gavin Newsom talks tough on housing in California.
Curbed
December 13, 2018, 7am PST
Carolyn Gallaher, an associate professor at American University, makes the case for local political leadership to better support Washington, D.C.'s homeless population. The D.C. Council has been focusing its resources elsewhere.
Greater Greater Washington
December 11, 2018, 2pm PST
The Bay Area's most populated city is taking a small step to house its homeless population.
The Mercury News
November 9, 2018, 12pm PST
A program financed by Bloomberg Philanthropies will pay homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and rent them to the recently homeless.
The New York Times
November 8, 2018, 12pm PST
In California, 60 percent of a public vote isn't usually enough to approve a new tax.
Associated Press
September 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
After the company he founded fought off a tax to fund homeless and affordable housing funds in Seattle earlier this year, Jeff Bezos has announced a new $2 billion fund that will fund homeless services, among other efforts.
GeekWire
September 6, 2018, 9am PDT
A 2009 law that banned sleeping in public spaces has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
AP via Idaho Statesman
August 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Seattle region will try to save costs and speed construction on three new pilot projects by using modular construction to house homeless.
KUOW
August 19, 2018, 11am PDT
The problem of feces in the public realm is rampant in San Francisco, so the city is launching a new "Poop Patrol."
San Francisco Chronicle
July 25, 2018, 11am PDT
San Diego was identified for its failure to enact a Section 8 housing discrimination ordinance in a recent American Bar Association article. Poverty law attorney Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi explains the situation.
UrbDeZine