Homeless Housing

Millbrae, California

Article 34 in Action: Bay Area Suburb Uses 1950 Initiative to Block Homeless Housing

Next year, California voters will determine whether to repeal a 1950 initiative that requires local voter buy-in for government-supported low income housing, but that hasn't deterred Millbrae from using it to sue San Mateo County.

December 13, 2023 - The Mercury News

Washington

Spokane Prepares To Disband the State’s Largest Community of Unhoused People

With $24 million in state funding directed to Spokane’s efforts to reduce homelessness, city officials plan to relocate the over 600 residents of Camp Hope. But will services follow?

July 20, 2022 - RANGE Media

Unhoused person under a freeway overpass in Houston, Texas

How Houston Is Eliminating Chronic Homelessness

Taking a comprehensive ‘Housing First’ approach, the city of Houston has cut homelessness by 63 percent in the last decade.

June 15, 2022 - The New York Times

Homeless Encampment

Austin Selects Two Potential Sites for Sanctioned Encampments

The city plans to install temporary housing and facilities as part of its efforts to reduce homelessness and help people move into permanent housing.

July 29, 2021 - Urbanize Austin

Denver, Colorado

Study: Housing First is a Success in Denver

Results from five years of Denver's Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative show that people and communities benefit from a 'Housing First' approach to homelessness.

July 22, 2021 - Urban Institute

Sixth Street, Austin

Austin Reallocates Police Funding to Homeless Housing and Services

The city is using the redistributed money to purchase hotels for permanent housing and provide supportive services.

February 8, 2021 - Curbed

Potted Plants

Tiny Homes Village Planned in St. Louis

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson hopes to use CARES Act funding to 50 new homes for homeless living in the city.

November 18, 2020 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dallas Development Proposal Would Include Tiny Homes, Workforce Training, and More

A case study of Dallas development and planning politics.

June 23, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News

San Francisco

Amid Opposition, S.F. Homeless Navigation Center Completed

A new facility providing shelter and services to San Francisco’s homeless will open this month, even after a year of community pushback.

December 27, 2019 - Curbed San Francisco

Cruise Ship

California Proposal to Shelter Homeless on Cruise Ship

Oakland is looking at the possibility of housing homeless people in unconventional quarters.

December 19, 2019 - East Bay Times

de Blasio Administration

Homeless Housing Requirement Threatened by New York Politics

A bill that would require all developments financed by the New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development to include housing for the homeless is unpopular in the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

December 12, 2019 - New York Daily News

Seattle Homeless

Seattle Tiny-Home Villages Facing Host of Challenges

The villages offer much-needed housing for homeless people, but controversy is brewing over their operations.

September 28, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Homelessness

Atlanta Reaches Fundraising Goal to Fund Homeless Housing

The United Way of Greater Atlanta partnered with the city to raise private money to help pay for 550 homes for the city's homeless.

August 29, 2019 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Parked Van

The 'Vanlord' Providing Shelter to L.A.'s Homeless

A creative rental industry has emerged in Los Angeles as the affordable housing crisis grows.

July 16, 2019 - Santa Monica Daily Press

Housing Homeless

Disaster Shelters Housing the Homeless in Washington

Structures initially intended to temporarily house disaster victims are serving a new purpose in Tacoma, Washington—sheltering homeless people and getting them on the path to more permanent housing.

July 1, 2019 - Fast Company

17th Street, Denver, Colorado

Denver to Restructure Homeless Services After Audit

The city will commit new funding and potentially a new department to better manage its homeless services.

May 2, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Skid Row Los Angeles

Concern Grows Over lack of Progress With L.A.'s $1.2 Billion Homeless Housing Bond

Measure HHH promised to build 10,000 new units of homeless housing units in the city of Los Angeles. Two years later, not a single unit has been added.

March 11, 2019 - Los Angeles Magazine

Steaven K Jones Supportive Community Los Angeles

L.A. Program Seeks to Boost Construction of Homeless Housing

The Los Angeles plan to build supportive housing for homeless people is lagging and costing much more than anticipated. A new pilot program seeks to overcome these hurdles by soliciting new ideas and strategies from developers.

February 7, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

State Capital of Utah

Rising Homelessness, Erroneous Data: Rethinking Utah's 'Housing First' Policy

An annual reports finds a growing number of homelessness in Utah. That information, coupled with mistakes in earlier reports, casts doubt on the state's record of success in housing vulnerable populations.

January 16, 2019 - Place

Tiny Houses for the Homeless Planned for San Jose

The Bay Area's most populated city is taking a small step to house its homeless population.

December 11, 2018 - The Mercury News

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