Homelessness

4 hours ago
Transportation access is one of the biggest factors in keeping people out of homelessness. Cities can help with discounted fares and last-mile connections.
CALmatters
2 days ago
Casting doubt on an official estimate of around 52,000, researchers at a Los Angeles-based nonprofit put the number at close to double that level. That's accounting for anyone who became homeless at some point during the year.
The Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
The occupants of homeless tents in San Diego haven't been moving to permanent housing in the numbers city officials had hoped.
Voice of San Diego
September 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
After the company he founded fought off a tax to fund homeless and affordable housing funds in Seattle earlier this year, Jeff Bezos has announced a new $2 billion fund that will fund homeless services, among other efforts.
GeekWire
September 6, 2018, 9am PDT
A 2009 law that banned sleeping in public spaces has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
AP via Idaho Statesman
September 1, 2018, 11am PDT
In California, agencies are working to redefine enforcement and safety procedures as the number of homeless individuals who seek refuge in vulnerable open or wild landscapes continue to increase.
The Planning Report
August 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Seattle region will try to save costs and speed construction on three new pilot projects by using modular construction to house homeless.
KUOW
August 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
In a first for the island state, a partnership effort has initiated the construction of affordable units in Honolulu averaging 300 square feet apiece.
Hawaii News Now
August 20, 2018, 6am PDT
Downzoning and building height restrictions have kept supply well behind demand in New York City, according to this article.
City and State New York
July 20, 2018, 5am PDT
A list of responses to the statement, "We Can't Build Our Way Out of This Problem."
Shelterforce
July 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
It started in Seattle with the Amazon Tax to pay for transportation and housing needs exacerbated by the city's largest employers. Last month, a Google Tax was placed on the November ballot in Silicon Valley. A landlord tax in Oakland could be next.
Bloomberg News
July 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
As City Council president, Ben Stuckart passed legislation to facilitate apartments and limit parking requirements. He hopes voters see the additional housing as a benefit.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander
July 16, 2018, 6am PDT
The denizens of the luxury apartments near Central Park oppose the "expense" of a new homeless shelter.
New York Daily News
July 8, 2018, 7am PDT
And stop changing the subject, adds the Editorial Board of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
Seattle's Find It, Fix It app plays a telling role in the city's approach to its homeless population. The question is whether the app is fixing anything for the people living on the street.
The Atlantic
June 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Department of General Services, Washington D.C.'s department in charge of constructing homeless shelters, has seen rapid turnover and is reportedly struggling with low morale.
Washington City Paper
June 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Three in 100 people in Portland are homeless.
The Oregonian
June 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city’s new $6.5 million "bridge shelters" are providing a place to stay, but not accomplishing what they set out to do.
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 14, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study from UCLA confirms what past studies have found, that rising rents and housing prices are fueling California's homelessness crisis.
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2018, 11am PDT
The city's failure to deliver public restrooms is not the first sign of trouble for its sweeping homelessness plan, but it’s a painful one for the residents of Skid Row.
Los Angeles Times