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Homeless

November 7, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Las Vegas has approved a law that prohibits the homeless from camping in large swaths of the city. The measure provoked the opposition on most of the public in attendance at a City Council hearing this week.
Las Vegas Sun
October 22, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has proposed a "safe lot" for homeless residents living out of their cars, but the cost could run above $1,000 a person.
Seattle Times
October 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Los Angeles Times crunched data from the 2019 point-in-time count of homelessness in Los Angeles County. What they found diverged profoundly from official findings.
Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The villages offer much-needed housing for homeless people, but controversy is brewing over their operations.
The Seattle Times
September 11, 2019, 9am PDT
There won't be many places left to sleep for the massive population of homeless living in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
September 4, 2019, 8am PDT
Due to stagnant wages and the lack of affordable housing in many U.S. cities, even people with jobs are finding themselves slipping into homelessness.
The New Republic
August 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is expanding outreach to homeless people in order to move them off the subway and steer them toward housing and social services.
Smart Cities Dive
August 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
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