Homelessness

13 hours ago
The Bay Area's most populated city is taking a small step to house its homeless population.
The Mercury News
November 24, 2018, 11am PST
To combat a rash of incivility and outright criminal acts, three Business Improvement Area directors argue that Seattle needs to commit more law enforcement resources to business districts.
The Seattle Times
November 12, 2018, 2pm PST
The news about veteran homelessness rising in expensive cities might come as a surprise, after years of reported progress.
How Housing Matters
November 9, 2018, 12pm PST
A program financed by Bloomberg Philanthropies will pay homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and rent them to the recently homeless.
The New York Times
October 31, 2018, 9am PDT
San Francisco voters will decide on Proposition C, a business tax based on gross receipts levied on large employers, the most contentious of five local measures.
Curbed SF
October 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
The ACLU will challenge Hamilton County's ban on tent cities in court.
CityBeat
October 22, 2018, 10am PDT
Anti-poverty advocates had criticized the "pocket veto" as arbitrary and unfair—and the state agreed.
Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2018, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is grappling with the rising costs of building housing for homeless people. Rethinking the standard process is a way to save time and money.
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
Two new research hubs will explore the intersections between homelessness, technology, and urban planning.
Oregon Live
October 6, 2018, 5am PDT
Meant to serve chronically homeless people, the Licton Springs tiny house village has been controversial from the start. It's uncertain whether enough permanent housing exists to resettle all residents.
KUOW
September 27, 2018, 9am PDT
A $450 million bond referendum will come before San Jose voters this November. Mayor Sam Liccardo promises it is "a necessary but not sufficient tool" to provide stable housing at an epicenter of the housing crisis.
Next City
September 25, 2018, 5am PDT
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
September 23, 2018, 9am PDT
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
September 21, 2018, 8am PDT
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