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Homeless Encampments

November 19, 2019, 9am PST
The situation at the tiny home village in the Seattle neighborhood of Northlake has been deteriorating since April.
Seattle Times
November 1, 2019, 10am PDT
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.
The New York Times
August 16, 2019, 11am PDT
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.
The Modesto Bee
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
July 10, 2019, 11am PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
June 24, 2019, 10am PDT
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.
KGW
February 3, 2019, 7am PST
The city of Atlanta pledged to clear the city's homeless encampments before the Super Bowl.
WABE
November 24, 2018, 11am PST
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.
The Seattle Times
October 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
The ACLU will challenge Hamilton County's ban on tent cities in court.
CityBeat
May 29, 2018, 6am PDT
Homeless villages aren't hotbeds of crime, according to recent analysis. Rather, they can be part of a "crime prevention ecosystem."
The Guardian
March 29, 2018, 10am PDT
The affluent county finally authorized a concrete plan to address a housing crisis, but forceful opposition from residents put them 'back to Square One.'
Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2018, 1pm PST
The city of Las Vegas is buying land on Foremaster Lane and making it legal for homeless residents to camp there.
Next City
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
December 18, 2017, 8am PST
File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”
Business Insider
September 8, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Spokane is piling large boulders where homeless people used to sleep. Critics are calling the city's actions inhumane.
KUOW
July 8, 2017, 9am PDT
Tacoma, Washington is attempting to approach homeless encampments from a public health perspective.
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