Supportive Housing

REndering of two-story white supportive housing building converted from a former hmotel

Orange County Motel Converted to Supportive Housing

The renovated building offers 57 housing units and supportive services to people formerly experiencing homelessness.

May 28, 2023 - The Orange County Register

Makeshift shelter built by unhoused person against a tree using pallets, blue tarps, fabric, and other debris in wooded area in Seattle, Washington

New Federal Program To Support Services for Unhoused Residents

The ‘ALL INside’ initiative selected five cities and one state—California—for its inaugural efforts to offer assistance to homelessness services and help local agencies access federal funding and resources.

May 22, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Chandler Tiny Home Village in North Hollywood, California

California Pledges to Provide 1,200 ‘Tiny Homes’ for Unhoused Residents

Critics of the plan say the effort is a drop in the bucket in a state where tens of thousands of people experience homelessness every night.

March 21, 2023 - Cap Radio

Los Angeles Protest

Quiz: How Well Do You Understand the Homelessness Crisis?

An online questionnaire illuminates the root causes of homelessness, debunking some common myths about unhoused people in America.

March 2, 2023 - Housing Matters

Homeless Encampment

Federal Report Calls Encampment ‘Sweeps’ Ineffective and Costly

Weeks after federal officials evicted unhoused people from a Washington, D.C. park, research indicates that similar actions, which usually come at a high cost to cities, have little impact on homelessness in the long term.

February 23, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Skid Row Los Angeles

Financial Dire Straights for L.A.’s Skid Row Housing Trust

Terrible news about the financial situation at one of L.A.’s most prominent homeless service providers broke earlier this month.

February 22, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Tents inhabited by unhoused people in a Washington, D.C. park

D.C. Homeless Sweeps Contradict White House Policy

Just months after the Biden administration released a blueprint for ending homelessness focused on ‘person-centered’ solutions, federal officials are forcefully displacing unhoused people in encampments around the District.

February 19, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Google street view of tiny home village behind see-through green fence at 33 Gough St. in San Francisco with brick building in background

San Francisco Halts Tiny Home Project

Citing ‘absurd’ costs and community concerns, city supervisors are reevaluating a plan to build a ‘tiny home village’ for unhoused residents in the Mission District.

February 14, 2023 - San Francisco Chronicle

A tent covered in blue and black tarps sits on a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk with the white ziggurat-topped L.A. City Hall looming in the background

L.A. County Towns Clash Over Homelessness Policies

Local governments often come to different conclusions about how to address homelessness within their respective borders, but varying approaches only exacerbate the problem.

February 3, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

Aerial view of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin at sunset

Milwaukee County Makes Substantial Progress on Homelessness

In 2022, the county’s point-in-time count of unhoused people reflected just 18 individuals, the lowest in the country.

February 3, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

Construction site with 4-story apartment buildings in progress

Survey: Most Mayors Fail to Link Zoning and Homelessness

Despite the powerful impact of local land use and zoning policies on housing costs and supply, many U.S. mayors believe they have little control over homelessness in their cities.

January 31, 2023 - Governing

Three-story tan motel building with tall palm tree in the background

Orange County Lagging on Supportive Housing Goals

The county is far behind its goal of building 2,700 supportive housing units as the region grows more unaffordable.

December 18, 2022 - Voice of OC

Portland, Oregon street

Portland Moves Forward With Contentious Homelessness Strategy

The city’s plan to reduce the number of unhoused people has met with criticism, particularly for a proposal to ban encampment on public property citywide.

December 7, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Houston, Construction

How To End Homelessness: The Houston Model

While the numbers of unhoused people in other major U.S. cities grow, Houston has managed to effectively end veteran homelessness and house more than 26,000 people since implementing a ‘Housing First’ approach a decade ago.

December 1, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Subway Homeless

‘Housing First’ Pilot Launched in New York City

The city has started small with a “Housing First” approach to homelessness—moving 80 people experiencing homelessness into supportive housing in recent months.

November 30, 2022 - City Limits

"No homeless sleeping" stenciled on grey dumpster in urban alley

‘Dignity Village’ Threatened by Anti-Camping Law

Portland’s ‘aggressive’ new camping ban could threaten the city’s most stable community of unhoused people, the two-decade old, self-governing Dignity Village.

November 18, 2022 - Next City

One-story houses dusted with snow in Durango, Colorado with snowy mountainside in background

Affordable Housing Measure Passes in Colorado

A voter-approved measure will set aside existing tax revenue to support affordable housing projects, homeownership initiatives, and rental assistance programs.

November 15, 2022 - The Colorado Sun

Yellow "no homeless camping" sign in water at California beach

California Governor to Cities: Homelessness is a Crisis. “Act Like it.”

Days before facing reelection, Governor Newsom rejected every California locality’s plan for addressing homelessness, calling the proposals inadequate in fighting the massive crisis in a state where over 100,000 people are unhoused.

November 8, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

San Antonio

San Antonio Surpasses Supportive Housing Goal

The city provided shelter for over 1,600 unhoused people and put hundreds of new affordable housing units into the construction pipeline.

October 31, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Coronavirus and Homelessness

Portland, Sacramento Propose Banning Camping Citywide

Both West Coast cities are preparing to criminalize sleeping on public streets, claiming new shelter beds will provide enough resources for their unhoused populations.

October 28, 2022 - Next City

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