July 17, 2017, 11am PDT
In downtowns across America, booming development has come at the expense of crucial homeless services that have traditionally located there.
June 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new state-of-the-art urban garden is for the 400 daily residents of a Dallas homeless shelter to maintain and enjoy.
January 9, 2017, 6am PST
Words and pictures haven't ended homelessness in the United States, but they can help people understand how widespread and deep the challenge is.
December 25, 2016, 9am PST
Throughout 2016, New York City has expanded the practice of renting hotel rooms to house homeless people. Now the city is looking for a vendor to shoulder some of the work of finding rooms for those in need.
June 10, 2016, 9am PDT
As cities around the U.S. scramble to figure out how to address the housing affordability crisis, one of them has now leaned on the benevolence of what some consider the least benevolent of them all.
May 29, 2016, 7am PDT
An already controversial proposal to disperse homeless shelters and service around Washington, D.C. is finding new ways to be controversial.
Greater Greater Washington
April 23, 2016, 9am PDT
Two train stations, two airports, and one bus terminal double as homeless shelters in New York City. When some close for the night, the subways fill in.
April 7, 2016, 5am PDT
An ambitious proposal to build seven new homeless shelters around the District of Columbia, with a price tag of $660 million, has been attacked on several fronts.
September 4, 2015, 5am PDT
With a surging homeless population, the city's cluster site program incentivizes slumlords and reduces the supply of affordable housing.
April 15, 2015, 10am PDT
While rates of homelessness drop elsewhere, tents and cardboard are becoming a very regular sight in Seattle. New wealth and newly unaffordable housing may be twin culprits.
March 25, 2015, 11am PDT
Thanks to a $3 million anonymous donation, San Francisco has built a first-of-its kind temporary shelter that will welcome homeless campers along with their belongings and pets.
The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
February 2, 2015, 12pm PST
The New York Daily News focuses on the de Blasio Administration's efforts to combat a growing number of homeless in New York City.
January 26, 2015, 8am PST
The mayor and City Council of Seattle will consider a controversial measure to combat its surging homeless population.
January 19, 2015, 7am PST
Recent years have produced no dearth of design interventions to improve quality of life for wealthy urban dwellers, but some recent efforts in San Francisco are targeted to help the city's homeless population.
October 21, 2014, 5am PDT
Can a $52 million plan to close the D.C. General emergency shelter rely on the generosity of landlords in providing houses for the homeless?
July 23, 2014, 2pm PDT
More cities—many of them "revitalizing" their urban cores at the same time as a national recession and a real estate market beset by diminishing supplies of low-income housing—are criminalizing homelessness.
PBS NewsHour - The Rundown
February 11, 2013, 5am PST
Because of an acute shortage in accommodations for the city's homeless, NYC's Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is willing to pay exorbitant sums to house the needy in privately owned buildings. The practice is not without its critics.
August 13, 2012, 5am PDT
By opening nine new homeless shelters in just the last two months, the Bloomberg administration has responded quickly to an 18% increase in the number of people entering NYC's shelter system in the past year, much to the dismay of local officials.
March 21, 2012, 9am PDT
In this piece, <em>Web Urbanist</em> has compiled fourteen "smart & sensitive" design solutions for providing housing for the homeless.
December 19, 2011, 6am PST
A new report says that U.S. cities are lacking in preparation (and in funds) for providing food and shelter for those in need.