| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A jump in the number of Los Angeles County residents who became homeless in the last two years defied the national trend of a modest decline in the overall homeless population, according to federal estimates released Thursday.
Los Angeles County’s...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Bedbugs have disrupted life at a personal care home in South Whitehall Township so badly that some residents are not getting their psychiatric care, state officials say.
The Department of Public Welfare cited Trexler Park Manor about a week ago for...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Standing in the center of downtown Baltimore's economic hub, amid blocks of hotels that house tourists, about 100 advocates called Saturday for adequate and affordable housing that they say has been unjustly denied to the homeless.
Chants of "housing...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Erin Earl is throwing Turkey Bash 2013, a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless of Huntington Beach, but she is aiming to provide more than just a meal.
With the help of the owner of the Huntington Beach Bagelmania Coffeehouse, Earl hopes to create a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:41 AM
San Francisco authorities Wednesday were searching for a man who tossed a carrier containing a homeless woman's two cats into San Francisco Bay, killing them.
The incident occurred Monday along the Embarcadero at Pier 14 when a man approached the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough.
"It didn't work out the way I...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:54 AM
An Arizona law that makes it a crime to beg for money or food in public is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.
The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona against the city of Flagstaff,...
| Oct 9, 2013
A war is being waged over panhandling, as cities and states pass tighter and tighter anti-solicitation laws to control transients and deal with chronic homelessness. A 2011 report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty found that more than...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 AM
To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction.
But there's another...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:20 AM
In 1962 my brother Fred started a band called the Perfections. They were rockers. When the heat and the beat got up on a Saturday night, he brought the house down and the East Cost Swing dancers would take off and hit the moon.
I was a 15-year-old punk...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The City Council has agreed to give Ascencia, Glendale’s largest homeless services provider, $7,500 to fill a funding gap for its upcoming emergency winter shelter.
Ascencia needs the extra funding to operate the shelter out of a facility in the...