Homeless

6 days ago
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
June 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Department of General Services, Washington D.C.'s department in charge of constructing homeless shelters, has seen rapid turnover and is reportedly struggling with low morale.
Washington City Paper
May 17, 2018, 10am PDT
It’s "dramatically higher" than any number under discussion, and not even close to what the city will raise with its new tax on large businesses.
Crosscut
May 11, 2018, 5am PDT
A satirical post for McSweeney's about the typical approach to the country's growing number of homeless brought to mind a famous song by Meat Loaf.
McSweeney's
May 10, 2018, 10am PDT
A plan to streamline approval of a wave of homeless facilities in the city of Los Angeles is running into an early snag with an emergency shelter proposed for a parking lot in the Koreatown neighborhood.
Curbed LA
March 8, 2018, 2pm PST
In a move to grant further autonomy and rights to the homeless population of Seattle, a court found in favor of a man who argued his truck was his home and should not have been towed after he didn't move for 72 hours.
The Seattle Times
March 4, 2018, 1pm PST
The public perception of rent control has been dominated by apartment owner-funded studies and messaging for decades, fostering misconceptions about it's impact, according to poverty law attorney Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi.
UrbDeZine
January 20, 2018, 7am PST
Responding to local homeowners and politicians, Orange County will clear homeless encampments from a riverbed and stormwater channel under its control.
KPCC
January 9, 2018, 9am PST
One of the most astute observers of San Francisco provides a list of notable architecture project to locate the city amidst all its ongoing controversies and challenges.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 6, 2018, 6am PST
Phoenix, Arizona is struggling to deal with a growing homeless camp in a revitalizing area near the city's Downtown.
AZ Central
December 27, 2017, 12pm PST
A Los Angeles development for homeless vets could be great news for a city in desperate need of housing, but some worry that the apartments put vets in harm’s way.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
December 13, 2017, 12pm PST
In a history of the skid rows in American cities from the late 19th century until the urban renewal era of the 1960s, Ella Howard tells of the impoverished people who inhabited them and the policy choices that supported their existence.
Linda Day
December 5, 2017, 8am PST
Los Angeles is exploring multiple angles for sheltering the 34,000 homeless living in the city. Urbanize LA takes a look at two of the city's most recent legislative efforts to develop more supportive housing.
Urbanize LA
November 24, 2017, 11am PST
The mayor of Oakland is challenging homeowners to offer their extra rooms and in-law units to the homeless, with a target to create a modest 100 new permanent supportive housing units.
East Bay Times
November 18, 2017, 7am PST
Despite de Blasio's campaign promises, the city of New York still doesn't count vacant properties, a negligence that advocates for the homeless have been fighting for years.
Next City
November 3, 2017, 11am PDT
San Diego has one of the largest homeless populations in the country. Years of neglect by the city has led to a recent Hepatitis A outbreak, killing 20 people to date. Poverty lawyer Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi identifies eight failures by the city.
UrbDeZine