Homeless Encampments

Public Toilet

Opinion: Keep Public Toilets at L.A. Homeless Encampments

The city is planning to remove the hundreds of public toilets and hand-washing stations installed during the pandemic. But the need for them isn't going away.

August 3, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Homeless Support Services

L.A. Could Consider Parks for Sanctioned Camping Locations for People Experiencing Homelessness

L.A. residents are demanding solutions for the city's growing number of people experiencing homelessness, but they don't tend to like those solutions when they include allowing people experiencing homelessness to stay in the neighborhood.

May 18, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Homeless Encampment

Austin Casts a Controversial Vote on Public Camping as the City Faces Growing Pains

Voters in Austin voted to reinstate a ban on public camping, taking steps to criminalize homelessness before the State Legislature could.

May 3, 2021 - Austin American-Statesman

Homeless Encampment

Texas Legislature Would Preempt Local Law to Ban Homeless Encampments

The state of Texas and the city of Austin are moving in opposite directions on how best to respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

April 29, 2021 - The Texas Tribune

Lost Our Home

Cities Still Sweeping Away Homeless Camps, Despite Legal Challenges

Denver and Los Angeles kicked the new year off by committing to the enforcement of a sleeping ban and sweeping away a large homeless encampment, respectively.

January 15, 2020 - The Denver Post


Life Inside a Sprawling Homeless Camp

Two New York Times reporters spent three months in the High Street Camp, a homeless community of 100 people in Oakland, California.

December 20, 2019 - The New York Times

Seattle Tiny Homes Village

Tiny Home Village to Close Amid Controversy in Seattle

The situation at the tiny home village in the Seattle neighborhood of Northlake has been deteriorating since April.

November 19, 2019 - Seattle Times

Skid Row Los Angeles

Homelessness Fuels a Backlash in California

The Golden State's ongoing homelessness crisis has residents on edge and is testing the limits of empathy in a state known for its liberal values.

November 1, 2019 - The New York Times

Central Valley

Volunteers Work to Reclaim an City's Watershed From Trash and Abuse

The Tuolumne River originates in the pristine environment of Yosemite National Park, but eventually some of the water makes its way into the Central Valley and the city of Modesto, where conditions are far less natural.

August 16, 2019 - The Modesto Bee

Homeless Encampment

Homeless in Louisville Moved, then Moved Again

Homeless people who had previously been moved from an I-65 overpass were forced to move again with one-day notice.

August 9, 2019 - The Courier-Journal

Tent City

Will Appeal of Landmark Appeals Court Ruling Allow for Clearing of Tent Cities?

If the Supreme Court hears an appeal of a landmark U.S. Ninth Circuit Court case settled in April, the ruling would have widespread implications for dealing with homeless encampments throughout the West, perhaps nowhere more so than Los Angeles.

July 10, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Freeway Underpass Encampment

Boulders to Replace Rose Bushes in ODOT Effort to Inconvenience the Homeless

The Oregon Department of Transportation anticipates spending about a million dollars to bring boulders to road embankments so that they are less hospitable to the homeless.

June 24, 2019 - KGW

Atlanta, Georgia

Is There Space for Atlanta's Homeless on Super Bowl Sunday?

The city of Atlanta pledged to clear the city's homeless encampments before the Super Bowl.

February 3, 2019 - WABE

Crime Watch

Op-Ed: Seattle Should Do More About Crime in Business Districts

To combat a rash of incivility and outright criminal acts, three Business Improvement Area directors argue that Seattle needs to commit more law enforcement resources to business districts.

November 24, 2018 - The Seattle Times

Tent City

Lawsuit Challenges Cincinnati's Homeless Encampment Ban

The ACLU will challenge Hamilton County's ban on tent cities in court.

October 22, 2018 - CityBeat

Homeless Encampment

Analysis: Homeless Villages Don't Spur Crime

Homeless villages aren't hotbeds of crime, according to recent analysis. Rather, they can be part of a "crime prevention ecosystem."

May 29, 2018 - The Guardian


Protests Push O.C. to Kill Its First Real Plan to Help the Homeless

The affluent county finally authorized a concrete plan to address a housing crisis, but forceful opposition from residents put them 'back to Square One.'

March 29, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Las Vegas Homeless Encampment to Become Permanent

The city of Las Vegas is buying land on Foremaster Lane and making it legal for homeless residents to camp there.

March 8, 2018 - Next City

Orange County to Remove 1,000 Homeless People From the Santa Ana River

Responding to local homeowners and politicians, Orange County will clear homeless encampments from a riverbed and stormwater channel under its control.

January 20, 2018 - KPCC


Anti-Homeless Robot Raises Eyebrows in San Francisco

File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”

December 18, 2017 - Business Insider

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