Tennessee city to pilot program to end youth homelessness
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee city of Nashville is piloting a first-in-the-nation program to address homelessness among teenagers and young adults.
Navajo Nation, Albuquerque sign deal to combat racism
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The nation's largest Native American reservation and New Mexico's largest city have signed an agreement aimed at protecting Navajo Nation members from discrimination.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jackie Narkiewicz switched careers and became a librarian, she thought she'd spend her workdays "drinking hot beverages and discussing literature with people."
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says the city is selling three plots of land in the booming South Lake Union neighborhood for private development, which will include affordable...
Olympia launches program to stop unauthorized camps
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The western Washington city of Olympia has launched a pilot program targeting unsanctioned campsites on city property.
County: More people sleeping outside in Multnomah County
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The latest homelessness count shows more people are sleeping outside in Multnomah County on any given night in 2019 than the last decade.
Russian tour guide’s personal story is an attraction
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia's second city mixes ornate magnificence and cruel poverty. Vyacheslav Rasner straddles the extremes — becoming an unexpectedly popular tour guide after...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor and community groups are gathering to discuss the state's efforts to assist Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homelessness and a housing crunch have come to define San Francisco as much as the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz. Now a new public engagement campaign is urging residents to...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno officials will hold off considering support for Boise, Idaho in its legal fight over an overturned ordinance that largely outlawed sleeping on the streets.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A nonprofit group is preparing to open housing in Indianapolis for LGBTQ youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Robert Smith's eyes light up when he talks about his mother, Naomi.
The two of them were inseparable. His habit of speaking in parables to get his point across — her...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Six homeless agencies in Louisville, Kentucky, have received a combined $3.4 million in federal funding to care for homeless youth.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is asking 16 cities in the state to eliminate local laws that penalize panhandling.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city council has rejected a call supported by local businesses for a "no loitering" ordinance designated to move the homeless off the streets.
NY governor demands that
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo demands that transportation officials tackle what he calls an "egregious" problem in New York City's subway system: the rising number of homeless...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Southern Nevada officials say a homeless count has found fewer people living in shelters or on the streets in 2019 than last year.
- Rome News-TribuneA community of sheep or goats? The last judgment and criminalizing ChristAugust 17, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewSeattle’s politics and problems play role in Spokane mayoral electionAugust 11, 2019
- Mohave Valley Daily NewsState housing department making $4.5M availableAugust 1, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewTwo council members, two newcomers vie for Spokane City Council PresidentJuly 14, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewShawn Vestal: Nadine Woodward views Spokane’s homelessness issues from an ‘aloof, fearful distance’July 12, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said he is working to eliminate thousands of homeless people's old warrants for minor offenses in the coming weeks as part of a solution to...
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle-area public health officials say they are expanding their hepatitis A vaccination program to help prevent an outbreak of the highly contagious disease among people who are...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new law in Maine may help homeless receive public assistance in their hometowns.
The Portland Press Herald reports the law allows residents to get assistance without...
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The Sacramento Bee on rising homelessness in Sacramento:
There's no sugarcoating it: Sacramento's homeless crisis is getting worse. The number of homeless people in Sacramento...
CHICAGO (AP) — Around 18,000 of Chicago's homeless had a college education in 2017 and more than 13,000 had jobs, according to a study that challenges stereotypes about homelessness.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, almost 4,000 people were officially counted as experiencing homelessness last year.
Service providers ranging from shelters and mental health groups to the...
San Francisco: More homeless living in vehicles
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most homeless people in San Francisco sleep in parks and on sidewalks but a growing number are living out of their vehicles, helping fuel an overall 17% increase in...
Trump’s claim about DC homeless raises eyebrows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., officials are pushing back against an unsubstantiated claim by President Donald Trump that he orchestrated a purge of homeless people in the city to shield...
LA mayor to Trump: Let’s fix homeless crisis
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed forming a politically unlikely partnership Tuesday to take on the city's homeless crisis: with President Donald Trump.
- Business WireAnthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its Foundation Commit $214,000 to Address Mental Health and Homelessness in Southeast OhioJuly 31, 2019
- ACCESSWIREAssuranceAmerica Commits Profits for ProgressJuly 23, 2019
- Business WireMONAT Gratitude Kicks Off Summer with a Splash: Lotus House Receives $8,000 Donation Thanks to MONAT’s Executive Dunk TankJuly 15, 2019
- Business WireMetro Dallas Homeless Alliance Selects Eccovia Solutions for Homeless Management Information SystemJuly 15, 2019
- Newswire MobileUtepils Brewing Supports Local Nonprofit in Ending Homelessness Among Veterans With B.R.D. ReleaseJuly 5, 2019
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ten hospitals in the Baltimore area have committed $2 million to help homeless families and individuals get permanent housing and supportive services.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate approved on Monday what some lawmakers have called a carrot-and-stick approach to the state's housing crunch by setting aside $2.4 billion to...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and a group of other city leaders from around California and the nation are backing the proposed Ending Homelessness Act.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One in five homeless people in Tulsa were employed last year, including almost 100 people who had no home despite having a full-time job, according to a community council...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Amy Daeschel's life quickly spiraled.
The 41-year-old was arrested for the seventh time while battling opiate addiction.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's budget negotiations (all times local):
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the state's $214.8 billion operating...
California’s capital city sees rise in homelessness
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homelessness in the county that is home to California's capital city has increased 19% in the last two years, according to data released Wednesday, echoing rises in the...
DETROIT (AP) — The Pope Francis Center in Detroit is planning a 40-unit development to provide bridge housing for the homeless.
The $19 million project would include studio apartments, a...
Connecticut’s homeless population declines in 2019
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report shows Connecticut's homeless population has dropped to its lowest level since officials started tracking the population in 2007.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local):
A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a package of bills designed to combat homelessness and find permanent homes for people.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Members of a Big Island community are discussing ways to deal with problems associated with its homeless population, a report said.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is drawing on that experience in his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign with calls for tax credits for low-income renters and...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rent control has been illegal in Washington since 1981, but with the increasing issue of low vacancies and growing homelessness problem, some Spokane leaders think it should...
Lacey approves ban on homeless camping
LACEY, Wash. (AP) — A ban on homeless camping in Lacey, Washington, has been approved.
KOMO reports the new law will keep people from sleeping in tents and RVs on public property. However,...
The Latest: California Senate approves $215B budget
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's state budget (all times local):
The California Senate has passed a $214.8 billion budget. That sends it next to Gov....
California legislators approve $215 billion budget that spends more on health care, homelessness
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators approve $215 billion budget that spends more on health care, homelessness.
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Los Angeles Times on myths about homelessness:
To our dismay, we in Los Angeles have become increasingly familiar with homelessness. But some of the things we "know" about the...
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's cash assistance program for low-income families will offer a $100 boost in monthly aid starting next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12% over the past year to nearly 59,000, with more young and old residents and families on the streets,...
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 31
No military veteran should be without housing
Minnesota program can serve as a model for other states.