Person in black hoodie sleeping on green park bench in New York City park

New York’s ‘Right to Shelter’ Mandate Threatened

A rule requiring the city to provide shelter for unhoused people is being eroded as city officials claim local agencies can’t keep up with growing demand.

June 5, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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

Google Street View of San Diego Central Library building, slated to be converted into temporary shelter for unhoused residents

Old San Diego Library to Become Shelter

The long-disused Central Library will accommodate 26 unhoused residents starting later this month.

January 5, 2023 - Voice of San Diego

Protester at Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles holding sign that says "Housing is a human right"

Unhoused People Overwhelmingly Want One Thing: Shelter

Two new studies shed light on what people experiencing homelessness actually need by using a shocking new tactic: asking them.

October 20, 2022 - Zocalo Public Square

Group of tents and bins used by unhoused people in Washington, D.C. park with snow

Evaluating D.C.’s Plan to House Encampment Residents

One year into a pilot program to reduce encampments by offering housing and services to residents, almost three-quarters of participants have moved into housing.

October 18, 2022 - Axios

Street in San Francisco's Tenderloin District with tents on sidewalk

Sacramento Voters to Decide on Using Lawsuits to Reclaim Sidewalks

Measure O may be one of the first ballot measures of its kind to empower residents to take legal action against a city for illegal encampments on city property. The Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 on August 9 to place the ordinance before voters.

September 29, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Row of Pallet Shelter tiny home units with bicycles in front

The Role of Microhousing in Ending Chronic Homelessness

Affordable, quick-build ‘tiny homes’ can serve as a key stepping stone to a permanent housing situation for people experiencing homelessness.

September 1, 2022 - Diana Ionescu

Two people holding sign that says "house keys not handcuffs" during an anti-homelessness event in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Tightens Restrictions on Encampments

During a city council meeting that had to pause while police cleared the room of activists opposing the measure, the council voted to ban public sleeping within 500 feet of schools, making one-fifth of city sidewalks off-limits to unhoused people.

August 9, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Encampment of unhoused people in Sacramento, California with freeway in the background

Judge Bars Sacramento Encampment Sweeps

Advocates for unhoused people are calling on the city and county to provide more resources for supportive housing, open more cooling centers, and build more shelter beds.

August 7, 2022 - KCRA


Spokane Prepares To Disband the State’s Largest Community of Unhoused People

With $24 million in state funding directed to Spokane’s efforts to reduce homelessness, city officials plan to relocate the over 600 residents of Camp Hope. But will services follow?

July 20, 2022 - RANGE Media

Downtown Kansas City Missouri

Missouri Criminalizes Sleeping Outside

The state legislature passed a bill that bans sleeping on state land and threatens to pull state funding from cities with high rates of homelessness.

July 19, 2022 - The Kansas City Star

Downtown Honolulu as seen from the top of Diamond Head

Report Calls for Comprehensive Plan To Eliminate Homelessness in Maui

A commission report found that Maui does not have a comprehensive plan for supporting unhoused residents, leaving efforts largely to nonprofit organizations.

May 9, 2022 - Honolulu Civil Beat

A group of police officers wearing masks during the Covid-19 pandemic gather on a subway platform in New York City.

More Unhoused New Yorkers Died in 2021 Than in any Prior Year

New York City saw its deadliest year for people living in shelters or public spaces, with the pandemic and a rise in deadly overdoses fueling a fatal epidemic.

March 10, 2022 - City Limits

New York Subway Stairs

Subways as Shelters

Subways in Kyiv and Kharkiv are performing as bomb shelters, including the world's deepest station, after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine began on Wednesday night.

February 27, 2022 - Quartz

Washington D.C.

Behind-Schedule Shelters and Behind-the-Scenes Problems at D.C. Department of General Services

The Department of General Services, Washington D.C.'s department in charge of constructing homeless shelters, has seen rapid turnover and is reportedly struggling with low morale.

June 29, 2018 - Washington City Paper

Homeless Bike

New Projects to House Homeless in San Jose

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.

June 22, 2017 - The Mercury News

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