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Homelessness

2 days ago
The Supreme Court will be considering for the first time whether the Constitution gives homeless people a right to sleep on the sidewalk.
Idaho Statesman
5 days ago
The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission has proposed a truly radical development requirement for private developments in the city's downtown: spaces for the homeless.
Willamette Week
December 2, 2019, 6am PST
Records in Salt Lake City show that police in Salt Lake City concentrate jaywalking enforcement in the corner of the city that houses most of the city's homeless services.
The Salt Lake City Tribune
November 28, 2019, 11am PST
An experiment in round-the-clock public bathroom access has proven successful, and San Francisco is expanding the program.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 28, 2019, 9am PST
Two articles raise questions about the state of humanity, as evidenced by the way news organizations and politicians write and talk about the homeless.
Streetsblog LA
November 21, 2019, 10am PST
Bill Witte, CEO and chairman of Related California, discusses how state and local governments ought to respond to the state’s challenges with housing affordability, growth in homelessness, and 'missing middle' housing supply.
The Planning Report
November 19, 2019, 11am PST
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) offers perspective on the U.S. housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.
The Planning Report
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 7, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Las Vegas has approved a law that prohibits the homeless from camping in large swaths of the city. The measure provoked the opposition on most of the public in attendance at a City Council hearing this week.
Las Vegas Sun
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
October 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of San Diego is ready to action to house the homeless people living on city streets.
Voice of San Diego
October 22, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has proposed a "safe lot" for homeless residents living out of their cars, but the cost could run above $1,000 a person.
Seattle Times
October 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Los Angeles Times crunched data from the 2019 point-in-time count of homelessness in Los Angeles County. What they found diverged profoundly from official findings.
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A law approved by the Denver City Council this week makes it much easier to build tiny homes in Denver.
The Denver Post
October 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Desperate times. Desperate measures.
The San Francisco Examiner
September 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Lakewood is taking an aggressive approach to homeless people sleeping in cars on public streets.
The Denver Post
September 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The villages offer much-needed housing for homeless people, but controversy is brewing over their operations.
The Seattle Times
September 26, 2019, 6am PDT
In Manhattan, homeless shelters are shown to have a negative effect on property values.
The New York Times
September 24, 2019, 6am PDT
Shortly after a tumultuous visit to California focusing on the homelessness crisis in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Trump administration has released a report on homelessness that is already facing criticism.
Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
With several years of contentious political debates, many surrounding homelessness, ravaging Seattle, a writer attempts to explain how the politics of city building got so heated.
Crosscut