Homelessness

January 1, 2012, 9am PST
The continuing recession and housing crisis are being further decimated by federal cuts to housing aid, according to The Nation.
The Nation
December 19, 2011, 6am PST
A new report says that U.S. cities are lacking in preparation (and in funds) for providing food and shelter for those in need.
Governing Magazine
November 24, 2011, 5am PST
It's becoming increasingly common for adults to "double" up with other households, indicating that the recession is still affecting families. But are they officially homeless? It depends on who you ask, of course. Emily Badger reports.
The Atlantic Cities
November 8, 2011, 6am PST
Illegal apartments present a quandary for the city of New York: they increase the danger of fire, but also provide needed shelter that couldn't be found elsewhere. Some experts think a path to legalization could work.
City Limits
October 24, 2011, 9am PDT
The logistics involved in maintaining the Occupy Wall Street protests turn out to be some of the very activities that homeless people have been banned from doing in most cities for years.
Salon.com
July 26, 2011, 12pm PDT
The city of Vancouver is planning to offer more than $42 million in land and capital grants aimed at developing affordable housing. Its part of a 10-year plan to end homelessness in the city.
The Vancouver Sun
October 12, 2010, 12pm PDT
Heather Mac Donald defends a contentious law, spurred by frustration over migratory youths in Haight-Ashbury, that would ban sitting or lying on city sidewalks between 7 AM and 11 PM.
City Journal
October 7, 2010, 10am PDT
A proposed clean tech corridor along the L.A. River east of downtown is another twist in the ongoing battle between competing interests for residential development and the preservation of industrial space.
The Planning Report
October 6, 2010, 9am PDT
Venice Beach (City of LA) is the latest community to restrict overnight parking of vehicle-dwelling homeless residents, including those living in RVs. It's a growing problem, especially in areas with inviting climates and tolerant political attitude
The New York Times - U.S.
July 9, 2010, 2pm PDT
A total of 1.6 million people experienced homelessness last year alone. President Obama has decided to attempt to remedy this sobering fact with the new Interagency Council on Homelessness' (USICH) "Opening Doors" plan.
The Daily Caller
June 20, 2010, 11am PDT
The number of families in homeless shelters increased by 7% in 2009, according to a new report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
USA Today
June 20, 2010, 9am PDT
Officials in Tempe, Arizona and Maricopa County are using federal stimulus money to help end chronic homelessness by providing permanent housing options.
The Arizona Republic
May 15, 2010, 7am PDT
264 luxury residential developments are vacant in New York City, according to a new report. Could they be a temporary solution to a serious homeless problem?
City Limits
May 13, 2010, 7am PDT
San Antonio, Texas, is partnering with business and nonprofit groups on a project aimed at curbing homelessness.
San Antonio Express-News
April 21, 2010, 1pm PDT
North Dakota is undergoing a jobs boom right now, but it doesn't have the housing stock to match the new increase in workers.
The New York Times
March 31, 2010, 12pm PDT
While this article focuses on 'Heavy', the homeless hold-out, it really is a success story of how a popular, urban destination can tackle what many considerable an insurmountable urban problem - homelessness.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
March 31, 2010, 9am PDT
San Francisco's recently passed and controversial sit/lie laws that prohibit sitting on sidewalks were based on a similar rule passed in Seattle in 1993. Though that rule has been on the books for years, its controversy remains.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 26, 2010, 12pm PDT
The results from HUD's first study on the costs of services to the homeless finds that securing and subsidizing rental housing for the homeless is more cost-effective than emergency homeless shelters.
Houston Chronicle
March 25, 2010, 9am PDT
The city of Portland is moving ahead with a $47 million shelter and services project known as the Resource Access Center. It's the largest efforts underway to solve the city's notorious homelessness problem.
The New York Times
February 20, 2010, 1pm PST
This post from <em>Next American City</em> looks at Vancouver's homelessness problem and the public outreach effort underway to bring attention and solutions to the problem.
Next American City