Homelessness

Blog post
18 hours ago
A recent conference hosted by the American Institute of Architects in Los Angeles shined a light on efforts to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles—and demonstrated just how much work must be done nationwide to solve this humanitarian crisis.
Josh Stephens
2 days ago
A series of articles from around the Internet in recent weeks highlights the need for more services and support for the homeless. The location of this story is set in California, but all communities should heed these warnings.
Wired
3 days ago
The Department of Veterans Affairs prompted outcry when it told advocates and its partners at the Department of Housing and Urban Development that it would cut $460 million for long-term housing for homeless veterans.
The Washington Post
November 21, 2017, 5am PST
Imagine if hosting a transitional tiny home village for the homeless became the norm for all suitable vacant land?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
November 18, 2017, 7am PST
Despite de Blasio's campaign promises, the city of New York still doesn't count vacant properties, a negligence that advocates for the homeless have been fighting for years.
Next City
October 9, 2017, 9am PDT
A new plan in San Francisco aims to reduce the city's chronically homeless population 50 percent by December 2022. Other goals include ending family homelessness and eliminating large, long-term tent encampments.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2017, 10am PDT
In an effort to curb panhandling, the mayor of Omaha introduces ordinance to make it illegal to be on some thin medians.
Omaha World Herald
September 29, 2017, 9am PDT
Transit can be a vital resource for the homeless. In Los Angeles, where that population is growing, this is doubly true.
Curbed Los Angeles
September 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
A civil rights organization has taken direct action to provide support for homeless people living in Detroit.
Associated Press via Detroit Free Press
September 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Reno is considering a law that critics say is a textbook example of the criminalization of homelessness and everyday life.
Next City
September 8, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Spokane is piling large boulders where homeless people used to sleep. Critics are calling the city's actions inhumane.
KUOW
August 18, 2017, 9am PDT
A new pilot project doesn't have the funding to upend the housing market in one of the most expensive markets in the country, but it does set a precedent of support for new housing models.
Curbed Los Angeles
August 7, 2017, 11am PDT
Coastal cities are taking a no-tolerance approach to RVs on their streets, even as they otherwise strive to mitigate and prevent homelessness.
Pacific Standard
July 17, 2017, 11am PDT
In downtowns across America, booming development has come at the expense of crucial homeless services that have traditionally located there.
CityLab
July 8, 2017, 9am PDT
Tacoma, Washington is attempting to approach homeless encampments from a public health perspective.
knkx
July 7, 2017, 9am PDT
L.A. has a new bond issue and a new sales tax for homelessness. But Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council actions to alleviate homelessness have been tepid and slow. Affordable housing developer and Michael Russell has some suggestions.
UrbDeZine
July 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
Poverty and evictions among Native Americans are an underreported part of the national homelessness crisis. Often, homeless families stay as long as they can in the dwellings of family and friends.
The Guardian
July 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Across the nation, suburban homeless populations are growing. Many of these communities are unprepared to shelter or serve these growing populations.
KQED
June 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
The Bay Area is home to a large homeless population, and San Jose is doing more to create resources for the homeless than other cities in the area.
The Mercury News
June 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
A diverse coalition of social justice, labor, and environmental groups have come together under the name Build Better San Diego to troubleshoot and advocate for affordable housing, writes affordable housing developer and advocate Murtaza Baxamusa.
UrbDeZine