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Homelessness

3 days ago
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
4 days ago
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
July 16, 2019, 10am PDT
A creative rental industry has emerged in Los Angeles as the affordable housing crisis grows.
Santa Monica Daily Press
July 15, 2019, 10am PDT
Formerly playing host to almost double the homeless population of Dallas, Houston has addressed the problem with some success over the past decade. Meanwhile, rising costs have fueled a growing crisis in Dallas.
The Texas Tribune
July 11, 2019, 11am PDT
Projects to add housing resources to help give homeless people a roof over the head have run into all sorts of public opposition—often times fueled by ignorance of how different kinds of homeless housing options work.
Voice of San Diego
July 11, 2019, 9am PDT
A group called Safe Embarcadero for All is suing to block the construction of a homeless shelter on city-leased land across from piers 30-32 on the San Francisco waterfront.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 10, 2019, 11am PDT
If the Supreme Court hears an appeal of a landmark U.S. Ninth Circuit Court case settled in April, the ruling would have widespread implications for dealing with homeless encampments throughout the West, perhaps nowhere more so than Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
July 4, 2019, 11am PDT
President Donald Trump has low opinions on the state of a few very specific cities.
The Washington Post
July 2, 2019, 10am PDT
More homeless people are using the subway as temporary housing, and the delays and disruptions have increased as well. A new city program will replace fines with outreach to provide better access to social services.
The New York Times
July 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Structures initially intended to temporarily house disaster victims are serving a new purpose in Tacoma, Washington—sheltering homeless people and getting them on the path to more permanent housing.
Fast Company
July 1, 2019, 10am PDT
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed his first budget, the state's largest ever at $215 billion. Housing activists will be pleased to learn that it has, to use Newsom's terms, both "carrots and sticks" to compel cities to produce more housing.
The Sacramento Bee
June 24, 2019, 10am PDT
The Oregon Department of Transportation anticipates spending about a million dollars to bring boulders to road embankments so that they are less hospitable to the homeless.
KGW
June 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
After Denver voters rejected the "Right to Survive" initiative in May, the city is looking for new ways to "do better" for its homeless population.
The Denver Post
June 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
Thanks to legislation by Sen. Scott Wiener passed last year, San Francisco will apply a new tool to force treatment on some homeless, mentally ill people who refuse it, but it's limited to five people annually. A new Wiener bill would expand it.
The Washington Post
June 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
San Jose, California is the latest city to consider raising its real property transfer tax to fund homeless programs.
The Mercury News
May 24, 2019, 11am PDT
Analysis of homelessness data for school-aged youth in U.S. cities.
River Oaks
May 20, 2019, 10am PDT
A recently reinstated ordinance prohibits people from living out of their cars. The city says it wants to people to use "safe parking lots" where other services are available.
CBS News 8 (San Diego)