ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State budget cuts have University of Alaska officials anticipating the possibility of program and staff reductions, while Anchorage's largest homeless shelter will cut its...
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...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine city council has narrowly approved the construction of a new homeless shelter.
The Portland City Council voted 5-4 to move forward on the proposed Riverton...
Salvation Army women’s shelter to close
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The loss of public funding at one of Portland's homeless shelters will leave about 80 women needing a new place to stay in late July.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana support organization has opened a new homeless shelter and meal service.
The Montana Standard reports that the Butte Rescue Mission held a ribbon cutting...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Missouri Slope Areawide United Way and Community Works of North Dakota saw opportunity in an empty building in Bismarck.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot and wounded an "aggressive" dog that ran toward him as he tried to serve a warrant at a homeless shelter inside a southern New Jersey...
San Francisco commission OKs shelter near tourist area
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Port commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved a proposal to lease land for a 200-bed temporary homeless shelter in the popular Embarcadero tourist area as the city...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a proposed homeless shelter in San Francisco's Embarcadero (all times local):
San Francisco port commissioners have approved a proposal to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a homeless shelter in San Francisco (all times local):
People are speaking out at a San Francisco port commission meeting over whether to...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on migrant arrivals in New Mexico (all times local):
Las Cruces officials say more migrants seeking asylum in the US were dropped off...
Ground broken for permanent homeless shelter in Kirkland
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Ground has been broken for a permanent shelter in western Washington for homeless women and families.
The Seattle Times reports in a story on Saturday that local...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Armed security guards soon will staff the homeless shelter in downtown Reno following a recent uptick in violence at the facility that also serves Sparks and Washoe...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Sparks city councilman is raising concerns about security at a regional homeless shelter in neighboring Reno after a man died on the roof and his body wasn't discovered until...
Portland’s largest homeless shelter gets new director
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The largest homeless shelter in Portland, Maine, now has a new director.
Sara Fleurant will replace Rob Parritt as director of the 154-person Oxford Street Shelter....
ATLANTA (AP) — Every weekday at a middle school near Atlanta, a half-dozen or so students visit the school nurse to get sanitary pads.
Their reasons vary: Their mothers don't provide them;...
- The Spokesman-ReviewCity to host public meeting to discuss homeless shelter on border of Spokane and Spokane ValleyJuly 23, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewCity to host public meeting to discuss homeless shelter on border of Spokane and Spokane ValleyJuly 23, 2019
- Portage Daily RegisterPortage Girls on the Run raises money for homeless shelterJune 6, 2019
- Idaho State JournalHOMELESSNESS IN SOUTHEAST IDAHO: A family matterJune 1, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter.
The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee...
Lawsuit: Chicago homeless shelters lack accessibility
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman is suing the city, claiming that some of its homeless shelters are illegally unable to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities.
Under homeless deal, Denver will give notice before seizures
DENVER (AP) — Denver will give homeless people notice before confiscating their belongings and make it easier for them to retrieve seized items under a proposed settlement of a federal class...
Pot businesses fund homeless shelter beds
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California homeless shelter has 100 new bunk beds largely paid for by legal cannabis dispensaries.
The Ventura County Star reports the temporary shelter in...
Bend affordable housing committee has plans for $1M in loans
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Bend's affordable housing advisory committee wants to use $1 million in low-interest city loans to get more than 50 new affordable homes built and add more beds at a homeless shelter.
Helena homeless shelter population triples amid cold temps
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of people staying at a Montana homeless shelter has tripled as temperatures dip below zero.
Politicians, NY sheriff back cook held by immigration agency
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A beloved soup kitchen chef didn't show up for work after a recent routine check-in with federal immigration officials landed him in jail and raised the possibility he would soon be deported.
Now, Kinimo Ngoran's immigration case has become a local cause celebre, as elected officials, political activists, faith leaders and a local sheriff are rallying to stop his deportation to the country he fled more than a decade ago to escape violence.
‘It ain’t safe’: Many DC homeless avoid shelters amid cold
WASHINGTON (AP) — The city of Washington, D.C, counted its homeless population last winter at about 7,000 people, and so far, only about 1,700 of them have checked into area shelters this winter.
Bitter cold closes schools, makes homeless shelters overflow
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Schools across Missouri have called off classes and homeless shelters are overflowing as temperatures plunge to dangerous lows.
Shutdown has jeopardized homeless shelter for young adults
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Unable to get grant funding during the 35-day government shutdown, the only local homeless shelter specifically for 18- to 24-year-olds is on life support.
Noank Community Support Services Executive Director Regina Moller said her nonprofit launched the nine-bed shelter, known as the Main Street House, with its own money in September 2017.
Leader of homeless shelter says she is a former client
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Susan Ford feared she would lose custody of her children if she sought refuge at a homeless shelter with them.
Her daughter was 4 years old, and her son an infant. Ford, then 29, had lost her home, which came not long after her now ex-husband received a lengthy prison sentence for robbery.
"Am I going to lose my kids because I'm not providing?" she worried.
Kentucky city takes down homeless camps as temperatures fall
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The city of Lexington, Kentucky, has taken down several homeless camps this month as temperatures continue to drop.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a director of one of the city's homeless shelters says the city may be removing the camps, but that's not helping to move people inside.
Shelter takes in 257 people amid bitter cold snap
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland, Maine, homeless shelter had a record night due to a bitter cold snap.
The Oxford Street Shelter is designed to house 154 people, but took in 257 Monday due to the cold. The Portland Press Herald reports it was the most individuals the shelter had served in one night since 2014.
Eugene, Lane County plan would bring homeless off streets
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Elected leaders for Eugene and Lane County are supporting an ambitious, expensive push aimed at lowering to zero the number of homeless people camping along local streets and in parks.
EPL club Crystal Palace uses stadium as homeless shelter
LONDON (AP) — Premier League club Crystal Palace has offered rough sleepers emergency shelter from freezing weather conditions at its stadium.
A lounge at the team's Selhurst Park ground will be turned into an overnight refuge for up to 10 homeless people when temperatures are freezing.
The scheme, for rough sleepers in Croydon, south London, provides a camp bed, a hot dinner, breakfast and washing facilities.
Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska's largest city from requiring a faith-based women's shelter to accept transgender women.
Eugene mayor says addressing homelessness city’s top issue
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene's mayor says finding shelter for the growing number of homeless residents there is her top priority for 2019.
The Register Guard reports Friday that Mayor Lucy Vinis made her remarks during the annual State of the City speech.
Anchorage Assembly sends alcohol sales tax to April ballot
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A proposal to set a 5 percent sales tax on alcohol to fund services that address homelessness and substance abuse will go before Anchorage voters next year.
The Anchorage Assembly voted last week to send Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's alcohol tax proposal to the city's ballot in April, the Anchorage Daily News reported .
Temporary homeless shelter opens in Vermont community
MORRISTOWN, Vt. (AP) — A temporary shelter for the homeless in Vermont's Lamoille County is open for business while officials await permission to open a permanent winter shelter in a Hyde Park building that was donated by the sheriff's department.
Vermont Public Radio reports the Lamoille Community House is now operating out of a former hotel in Morristown's Northgate Plaza.
South Lake Tahoe winter homeless shelter opening early
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Colder than usual weather has prompted the early opening of a seasonal homeless shelter on Lake Tahoe's south shore.
The Warm Room operated by the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless for the fourth year in a row opens Wednesday.
Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana for pain said Tuesday that the conflicting state and federal pot laws that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care.
"The federal government has stepped in again and squashed it," said John Flickner, who uses a wheelchair and has a doctor's prescription for the drug.
Colorado Springs nonprofit opens 150-bed homeless shelter
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Springs nonprofit Springs Rescue Mission has opened a new 150-bed homeless shelter.
The Gazette reports the volunteer organization opened the new building on Monday, bringing its campus' nightly capacity to at least 450 people.
City drops controversial site for homeless shelter
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine's largest city have dropped plans to build a new homeless shelter near a city-owned nursing home that sparked heavy opposition from nearby residents.
Officials to review sites for proposed homeless shelter
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine, officials are moving forward with talks for a proposed homeless shelter.
City Council's Health and Human Services and Public Safety Committee plans to review a new analysis that includes 30 possible sites for the shelter Tuesday night. City Manager Jon Jennings says there are also proposals for smaller specialty facilities and partnerships with nonprofits like Avesta Housing and Opportunity Alliance.
Mission: Those seeking shelter on cold nights must be sober
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana homeless shelter has changed its cold weather policy, requiring those seeking shelter during inclement weather to be sober in order to be admitted.
Michigan homeless shelter offers wintertime housing help
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The blue-brick walls, simple bunks and warm dinners are aren't home — but they're a welcome shelter from a frigid November night.
The Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter in Traverse City recently opened its doors to 26 guests as temperatures cooled and winter neared.
Several days of rain and snow are expected soon, and nights may dip as cold as 29 degrees.
Anchorage shelter seeks to exclude transgender people
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A faith-based women's homeless shelter in Anchorage is suing to block the city from requiring it to accept transgender women, which it said would violate its religious beliefs.
Officials to consider turning Mercy Hospital into shelter
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An architect has proposed using Maine's Mercy Hospital building for a homeless shelter.
The Portland Press Herald reports 69-year-old M. Curt Sachs recently submitted a proposal to turn the State Street hospital into a homeless shelter and neighborhood health clinic. Mercy Hospital plans to move all operations to its Fore River site and sell the current hospital.
Audit finds lax food inspections at NYC homeless shelters
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state audit has turned up lax food inspections at homeless shelters in New York City.
The report issued Monday from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli sampled 15 shelters in the city and found that from 2015 through last year food inspections were done only slightly more than half the time.
The auditors also found scant evidence that shelter workers who handle food were tested for tuberculosis.
City funding allows shelter to stay open 2 months longer
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A homeless shelter in Burlington, Vermont, will be able to stay open two more months because of city funding.
Local 22 News reports the Safe Harbor Health Center announced Monday it had received $60,000 in added city funding. The shelter will stay open from Nov. 1 to June 15.
Washoe County approves lease for new Sparks homeless campus
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County Commission has approved a 10-year lease between the state and the county's Human Services Agency to renovate nearly a dozen buildings on Nevada's mental health campus in Sparks to provide shelter for 150 homeless women and children.
The lease approved Tuesday by the commission must still be approved by the Nevada Board of Examiners, which is scheduled to consider it Nov. 13. Backers include Gov. Brian Sandoval, the board chairman.