Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Homelessness

Yesterday
A new UCLA report predicts a grim future for renters in Los Angeles. The report, the first issue published in a new journal dedicated to housing and the coronavirus, spells out what government officials must do to offset and prevent further damage.
UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy
May 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Unemployment of historically devastating proportions will force people out of their homes and onto the streets, according to a new study by an economist at Columbia University in New York.
Community Solutions
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
May 1, 2020, 6am PDT
With ridership down to 10,000 people per night, and numerous homeless people taking up residence on the subway, New York will no longer run overnight subway service for the foreseeable future.
Gothamist
Blog post
April 23, 2020, 8am PDT
Some progress, but not nearly enough, has been reported as California and its cities scramble to procure temporary shelters to house homeless people during the pandemic.
James Brasuell
April 15, 2020, 7am PDT
The Urban Institute simulated a model to predict the cost of a universal housing assistance program to support those who face homelessness.
Urban Institute
March 31, 2020, 9am PDT
Alisa Orduña shares her insight on Santa Monica's COVID-19 response and the pandemic's disruption both on the lives of L.A.'s unhoused and the approach cities take towards crises of public health, safety, and wellbeing, going forward.
The Planning Report
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
March 4, 2020, 12pm PST
A broader evidence base can more effectively evaluate policies for preventing and ending homelessness, according to a recent study published by Housing Policy Debate.
Homeless Hub
February 3, 2020, 9am PST
The Washington State Legislature is proposing a type of tax that the city of Seattle tried, and failed, to implement a few years go.
KUOW
January 30, 2020, 11am PST
Could vacancy taxes solve multiple housing challenges at once?
WBUR
January 15, 2020, 8am PST
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.
The Denver Post
January 15, 2020, 7am PST
We shouldn’t have to scale down the idea of basic economic security to fit inside the dimensions of a tiny house. But that’s precisely what we’re doing.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 13, 2020, 8am PST
Environmental review required by the California Environmental Quality Act would no longer apply to the construction of homeless shelters under a law proposed in the California State Legislature.
The Sacramento Bee
Feature
January 9, 2020, 7am PST
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell tries to predict the big ideas and trends that will dominate the discussion about the future of land use, planning, and development in the first year of the new decade.
James Brasuell
December 27, 2019, 11am PST
A new facility providing shelter and services to San Francisco’s homeless will open this month, even after a year of community pushback.
Curbed San Francisco
December 24, 2019, 9am PST
The federal government blamed California for the increasing number of people living in homelessness in the United States.
Associated Press via The New York Times
December 20, 2019, 10am PST
A proposal for a regional entity to oversee homeless services in King County is running into jurisdictional conflicts.
The Urbanist
December 20, 2019, 5am PST
Two New York Times reporters spent three months in the High Street Camp, a homeless community of 100 people in Oakland, California.
The New York Times
December 19, 2019, 12pm PST
Oakland is looking at the possibility of housing homeless people in unconventional quarters.
East Bay Times