Homelessness

6 days ago
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
June 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Rents continue to rise in Los Angeles and more people are living in their cars.
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2017, 7am PDT
Headquarters campus of Amazon will include housing for homeless who would have been displaced by the company’s purchase of the hotel that included their shelter.
Next City
April 30, 2017, 5am PDT
Rising rents and low income residents have made this South Side neighborhood a locus for evictions and forced moves.
Chicago Reader
April 23, 2017, 11am PDT
In cities like Prague and London, tourists can take tours guided by homeless guides.
The Guardian
April 20, 2017, 5am PDT
Troop 6000 makes their home in a Sleep Inn in Queens that the city of New York is using as a temporary homeless shelter.
The New York Times
April 13, 2017, 5am PDT
A team at Sasaki has created the "Understanding Homelessness" website, full of interactive features and one particularly helpful data visualization.
CityLab
March 21, 2017, 10am PDT
In contrast to other California cities, seaside Santa Barbara is successfully reducing its homeless population. Local advocates cite a tight-knit network of service providers.
Pacific Standard
March 17, 2017, 11am PDT
Villages of tiny homes are being prepared in Portland and Denver to help individuals transition out of homelessness
Denverite
March 10, 2017, 12pm PST
In an attempt to remove homeless people from underpasses, Houston Mayor proposes legislation to make it a misdemeanor to put up such structures.
Next City
February 7, 2017, 12pm PST
Critics of new regulations by the city of Los Angeles that ban sleeping in cars and RVs overnight say the new restrictions amount to a ban on homeless people.
KPCC
February 3, 2017, 5am PST
Entrepreneur Tyrone Poole's Oregon start-up matches prospective tenants with rental units they qualify for, eliminating legwork and application fees.
CityLab
January 26, 2017, 9am PST
In the wake of a deadly cold spell, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and the city's government searches for ways to protect the city's homeless.
The Seattle Times
January 18, 2017, 9am PST
Kaiser Permanente Northwest has taken action in the fight against homelessness—acknowledging that adequate healthcare is impossible for people living on the streets.
The Oregonian
January 12, 2017, 12pm PST
Activists call for policy makers to curb deaths among Sacramento, California's homeless population.
Next City
January 9, 2017, 6am PST
Words and pictures haven't ended homelessness in the United States, but they can help people understand how widespread and deep the challenge is.
Pacific Standard
January 5, 2017, 2pm PST
With rapidly rising costs of living, one study shows the number of homeless in the nation's capital is double the national average.
The New York Times
December 13, 2016, 11am PST
The San Francisco Chronicle released a series of reports in a special "Beyond Homelessness" edition on San Francisco's attempts to address chronic homelessness. The city spends $112 million annually to operate 75 aging single-room-occupancy hotels.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 7, 2016, 8am PST
Beggars can be found in cities around the world, but the laws and philosophies that cities use to deal with these people are different.
The Guardian