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Homelessness

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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
September 20, 2019, 8am PDT
This past year looked promising in terms of opportunities to tackle the state’s housing woes. But most measures failed and the problem is just growing.
Rolling Stone
September 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
Efforts are underway in several Denver suburbs to quantify and respond to growing homelessness.
The Denver Post
September 11, 2019, 9am PDT
There won't be many places left to sleep for the massive population of homeless living in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
September 10, 2019, 10am PDT
A strong economy can lead to a lack of affordable housing and a lack of affordable housing can lead to higher rates of homelessness. But a stronger economy can also disqualify regions from federal support for homelessness.
KUOW
September 4, 2019, 8am PDT
Due to stagnant wages and the lack of affordable housing in many U.S. cities, even people with jobs are finding themselves slipping into homelessness.
The New Republic
August 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The United Way of Greater Atlanta partnered with the city to raise private money to help pay for 550 homes for the city's homeless.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is expanding outreach to homeless people in order to move them off the subway and steer them toward housing and social services.
Smart Cities Dive
August 22, 2019, 10am PDT
Using a mid 20th-century painting as his point of reference, Benjamin Schneider points out that the vast, disruptive changes we often associate with San Francisco are only affecting the city's eastern side.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
Homeless and working class riders won't have the shelter and mobility offered by Green Line trains in the Twin Cities, as Metro Transit cuts overnight service.
Star Tribune
August 2, 2019, 6am PDT
Philadelphia isn't the first city to deal with a Hepatitis A outbreak after wavering on the question of whether to deploy public bathrooms and hygiene stations
PlanPhilly
August 1, 2019, 8am PDT
Three years ago, Los Angeles passed temporary regulations to limit where people living out of cars could park their cars to sleep. The City Council extended those restrictions in a heated hearing this week.
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2019, 8am PDT
If approved, a new facility in San Francisco will allow homeless people living in RVs and vans a safe place to park. Access to support services will also be available at the site.
San Francisco Chronicle