May 12, 2009, 6am PDT
Families who have income will now be charged a small rent to stay in public housing shelters in New York City, part of a 1997 state law that had up until now gone unenforced.
April 11, 2009, 11am PDT
The city council of Vancouver is supporting the creation of 550 temporary homes, including some prefab, to house the area's homeless.
March 27, 2009, 9am PDT
More homeless people are squatting in abandoned suburban housing. Eduardo M. Peñalver, co-author of the forthcoming book "Property Outlaws" thinks cities should acquire these properties and allow the former owners to live in them as renters.
March 12, 2009, 8am PDT
A tent city is burgeoning in Sacramento, Calif., prompting local officials to consider whether such an encampment should be made permanent, with plumbing and all.
February 2, 2009, 1pm PST
The city of Dallas is committing to purchase homes for hundreds of homeless residents, rather than building shelters.
February 2, 2009, 5am PST
The recession is leading to a surge in demand for homeless shelters and services -- but also a dramatic drop-off in normal sources of funding.
January 13, 2009, 9am PST
Officials in Baghdad are instituting a new program to sweep beggars off the city's streets -- a number that has risen sharply since the U.S. invasion in 2003.
December 26, 2008, 5am PST
Businesses in Fort Worth, Texas, invest in a city-led plan to combat homelessness.
Fort Worth Business Press
October 24, 2008, 11am PDT
A reporter goes undercover as a homeless person to find out what happens when the indigent pay a visit to L.A.'s first corporate-controlled public park.
October 18, 2008, 7am PDT
A supreme court judge in British Columbia has ruled that homeless people can legally camp on public property such as parks.
September 8, 2008, 7am PDT
Housing -- or the lack of it -- remains a major issue in post-Katrina New Orleans.
September 7, 2008, 7am PDT
In an effort to clean up the poverty ridden area set to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, officials have announced plans to place homeless people into housing next summer.
August 21, 2008, 8am PDT
In an effort to help clean up the city when the Democratic National Convention comes to town, a local salon in Denver has offered free haircuts to the city's homeless.
May 22, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>An outreach counseling group in Santa Barbara, California, has worked with the city to set up 12 parking lots where people can sleep in their cars at night -- an act that is illegal on city streets.</p>