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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 9, 2017, 9am PDT
A new plan in San Francisco aims to reduce the city's chronically homeless population 50 percent by December 2022. Other goals include ending family homelessness and eliminating large, long-term tent encampments.
September 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
A civil rights organization has taken direct action to provide support for homeless people living in Detroit.
Associated Press via Detroit Free Press
August 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
San Jose officials are having a hard time finding a neighborhood that will welcome an innovative approach to housing the local homeless population.
July 27, 2017, 11am PDT
The city of Berkeley has a radical idea for how to build more transitional housing for its sizable homeless population.
July 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Since its inauguration in 1975, San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza has not served its intended purpose.
July 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Across the nation, suburban homeless populations are growing. Many of these communities are unprepared to shelter or serve these growing populations.