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Homelessness

4 hours ago
Cities and counties have been slow to take advantage of the promise of full and retroactive FEMA reimbursement to expand emergency housing programs, frustrating housing advocates. What’s getting in the way?
Shelterforce Magazine
5 days ago
A comic strip illustrates the humans behind remarkable resilience in the face of incredible risks.
The Nib
May 3, 2021, 10am PDT
Voters in Austin voted to reinstate a ban on public camping, taking steps to criminalize homelessness before the State Legislature could.
Austin American-Statesman
April 29, 2021, 10am PDT
The state of Texas and the city of Austin are moving in opposite directions on how best to respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
The Texas Tribune
April 28, 2021, 9am PDT
A controversy over the unpermitted use of RVs for shelter on an otherwise empty lot in West Oakland reveals a confluence of Bay Area housing crises.
The Mercury News
April 28, 2021, 8am PDT
A 60-day grace period and some additional contingencies have been added to a court order for the city and county of Los Angeles to provide shelter or housing to the thousands of people experiencing homelessness on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
April 27, 2021, 8am PDT
The Biden administration plans to expand the federal housing voucher program, which currently provides rental assistance to 2.3 million U.S. households.
Next City
April 21, 2021, 11am PDT
A federal judge has ruled that the city and county of Los Angeles, home to the nation's largest population of people experiencing homelessness, must overcome the development delays that have prevented the creation of new supportive housing.
Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2021, 9am PDT
The Community First Village, which offers homes and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness, is adding 127 acres to a 27-acre site.
Urbanize Austin
April 13, 2021, 10am PDT
How a small central Texan city reached "functional zero" for veteran and chronic homelessness.
Next City
March 24, 2021, 7am PDT
New numbers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development show "devastating" growth in the number of unhoused people in the United States in January 2020.
NPR
March 23, 2021, 8am PDT
Advocates point to a bevy of successes in slowing the spread of the virus, but authorities struggle with cost burden.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 10, 2021, 11am PST
Eviction prevention was an eligible use for CARES Act money...until HUD decided that it's not worth preventing evictions until they are under 14 days away.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 8, 2021, 9am PST
A new plan calls for increased funding for housing and supportive services to relieve the state's housing crisis and end homelessness.
The Mercury News
February 8, 2021, 7am PST
The city is using the redistributed money to purchase hotels for permanent housing and provide supportive services.
Curbed
February 4, 2021, 7am PST
Assessing the scale of homelessness in the United States is surprisingly difficult, with statistics failing to capture the diversity of unhoused people and their situations.
The New York Times
February 1, 2021, 8am PST
With Democrats taking back the Senate, can the Biden administration go beyond immediate-term rent relief to win more ambitious housing solutions?
Shelterforce Magazine
January 21, 2021, 10am PST
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the Find Shelter tool earlier in January.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
January 13, 2021, 11am PST
The downtown freeway expansion will displace thousands of housed and unhoused residents and hundreds of small businesses.
Houston Press
Feature
January 5, 2021, 12pm PST
If ever there was a doubt about the sheer depth and breadth of intersectionality found in the practice and theory of planning, the pandemic provides daily reminders.
James Brasuell