Homelessness

20 hours ago
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
3 days ago
After Denver voters rejected the "Right to Survive" initiative in May, the city is looking for new ways to "do better" for its homeless population.
The Denver Post
June 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
Thanks to legislation by Sen. Scott Wiener passed last year, San Francisco will apply a new tool to force treatment on some homeless, mentally ill people who refuse it, but it's limited to five people annually. A new Wiener bill would expand it.
The Washington Post
June 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
San Jose, California is the latest city to consider raising its real property transfer tax to fund homeless programs.
The Mercury News
May 24, 2019, 11am PDT
Analysis of homelessness data for school-aged youth in U.S. cities.
River Oaks
May 20, 2019, 10am PDT
A recently reinstated ordinance prohibits people from living out of their cars. The city says it wants to people to use "safe parking lots" where other services are available.
CBS News 8 (San Diego)
May 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Denver's "Right to Survive" initiative highlights just how troubling and problematic policy approaches to homelessness can be.
Governing
May 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
Single-room-occupancy hotels are providing much-needed affordable housing for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Oregon Live
May 9, 2019, 7am PDT
With President Trump in Florida, Diane Yentel writes about the many people there still living without shelter after Hurricane Michael last year.
Orlando Sentinel
May 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city will commit new funding and potentially a new department to better manage its homeless services.
Smart Cities Dive
April 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Predictive analytics can help identify vulnerable people early and deliver necessary services before they descend into homelessness.
Dissent
March 29, 2019, 10am PDT
An audit describes a number of issues with the city’s program to identify and remove illegal encampments.
Oregon Live
March 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
The role of business improvement districts in criminalizing homelessness reflects a tension between private interests and public space, Rob Waters writes.
Next City
March 15, 2019, 10am PDT
Homelessness spiked in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. But the city has made substantial progress in providing housing and services to keep people off the streets.
WBUR
March 5, 2019, 12pm PST
Few in Los Angeles have the opinion that the lack of housing supply is driving the homeless crisis in the city and around the state.
Shelterforce
February 11, 2019, 1pm PST
Until last week, it was illegal to live in a car in San Diego.
San Diego
February 4, 2019, 11am PST
Civic San Diego and San Diego planning commissioners approved new parking standards that would eliminate minimums and set maximums of one space per multifamily unit. Those reforms and more must still be approved by the City Council.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 3, 2019, 7am PST
The city of Atlanta pledged to clear the city's homeless encampments before the Super Bowl.
WABE
January 20, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Philadelphia provides a case study of the so-called "Latino Homeless Paradox." There are many more low-income and homeless Latinos than reflected in the numbers of those using supportive services in the city.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 16, 2019, 8am PST
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.
Place