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Homelessness

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  • Camp 83, a year later [Commentary]

    Camp 83, a year later  [Commentary]
    One year ago, local activist group Housing Our Neighbors stood with the 14 residents of a tent city in the heart of downtown Baltimore and watched as a city bulldozer demolished tents that had housed people for years. The Mayor's Office of Human...
  • Body found in D.C. park may be that of girl's abductor

    Body found in D.C. park may be that of girl's abductor
    Police desperately searching for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd in a Northeast Washington park on Monday instead found a body they believe is that of the man suspected of abducting the girl weeks ago. The discovery came as a shock to searchers who had spent...
  • Out in the cold: Funding spat could leave LINK of Hampton Roads homeless with fewer options

    Out in the cold: Funding spat could leave LINK of Hampton Roads homeless with fewer options
    NEWPORT NEWS — The Peninsula's largest emergency homeless shelter may have to close down after a funding request was rejected. The request from LINK of Hampton Roads, which put up 552 homeless people this past winter, fell short not because of a...
  • Homeless shelter LINK of Hampton Roads funding dispute continues

    An official with sway over how federal dollars to help with homelessness are doled out on the Peninsula appears unwilling to reverse a decision to deny funding to the region's largest winter-time homeless shelter. LINK of Hampton Roads, which operates...
  • LGBT youth homelessness summit set for early May

    LGBT youth homelessness summit set for early May
    The Windy City Times has announced an LGBT youth homelessness summit to be held in Chicago in early May, and it is seeking donations and volunteers for the event.  The summit, announced Monday, is a follow-up to the LGBT publication's "Generation...
  • Should we help those unwilling to help themselves?

    A few years ago, a reader from California joined a local church's singles group. The group's leader planned for the members to help cook, serve and clean up after one Saturday evening meal per month at a local homeless shelter. On their first visit,...
  • A welcome new approach to skid row

     A welcome new approach to skid row
    The homeless who live on the streets of Los Angeles carry a lot of baggage: shopping carts, tents, medications, personal identification. And sometimes they must leave those belongings behind while they go get a hot meal, use a restroom, appear in court or...
  • Mailbag: Canyon has had enough homeless problems

    As the Coastline Pilot has written, a two-story building that would house the chronically homeless on a permanent basis is being proposed for Laguna Canyon ("Homeless housing proposed for canyon," March 28): I can tell you that the Alternative Living...
  • The air horn heard around skid row

    The air horn heard around skid row
    It was billed as a guided tour for downtown residents, church and business groups and elected officials to see skid row for themselves. As the group headed out on foot from L.A.'s Midnight Mission, it was confronted by demonstrators whistling,...
  • L.A. budget official proposes $3.7-million skid row cleanup plan

    L.A. budget official proposes $3.7-million skid row cleanup plan
    Addressing several lingering skid row conflicts, a top Los Angeles city budget official Monday proposed a $3.7-million cleanup plan that would increase 24-hour bathroom access for homeless people and expand storage for their belongings. The proposal,...
  • Plan to turn Cecil Hotel into homeless housing is withdrawn

    Plan to turn Cecil Hotel into homeless housing is withdrawn
    Turning the Cecil Hotel into homeless housing was supposed to be a quick and innovative way to get skid row residents off the streets. But a proposal for hundreds of homeless units in the hotel collapsed recently in the face of opposition from...