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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Bedbugs bugging care home residents

    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...
  • State failures led to workers' not being paid

    When the aides who cared for his elderly mother did not get paid for several months early this year, Joe Konrath sought help from the state, which had hired the payroll company responsible for cutting the checks. Konrath feared that if the aides didn'...
  • Another personal care home under state scrutiny

    The troubled personal care home I wrote about Sunday, Emeritus at Allentown, isn't the only one in the Lehigh Valley that's under scrutiny from the state. Moravian King's Daughters' Home in Bethlehem also isn't qualified for a regular operating license,...
  • The poor need homes, not handcuffs [Letter]

    The poor need homes, not handcuffs [Letter]
    It is a great irony that Baltimore is celebrating the three-year anniversary of its Vacants to Values program and promising to spend $22 million on demolishing housing over the next two years while Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano defines the vacancy...
  • Two records broken on Baltimore's coldest day in nearly two decades

    Two records broken on Baltimore's coldest day in nearly two decades
    Tuesday was Baltimore's coldest day in 18 years, with temperatures cold enough to shatter two records, strain the region's electricity supply, fill homeless shelters and even render fire hydrants near a South Baltimore blaze useless. The air temperature...
  • Kelly Thomas' last words close prosecution's case against officers

    The final words of a 37-year-old homeless man filled the packed Orange County courtroom. "Dad help me." "God help me." "Help me. Help me. Help me." Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas let Kelly Thomas' voice provide an emotional undertone to...
  • Psych patient sent to Glendale shelter in what critics call 'patient dumping'

    A psychiatric patient was sent in a taxi from a Glendale hospital to the winter homeless shelter without notice, an incident critics call “patient dumping,” and one that the executive director of the shelter this week described as a reminder...
  • People over profit [Commentary]

    People over profit [Commentary]
    In the face of the federal claim that homelessness has been receding since 2010, the U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that most cities are experiencing surges of homelessness. It's perhaps unsurprising, given a recent announcement by the chief federal...
  • Commentary: Keep an open mind about supportive housing

    I stood in front of what seemed like an insurmountable slab of rock in Joshua Tree. One friend was at the top, holding onto a rope that I had willingly agreed to have attached to me. Another stood behind me, saying words of encouragement, trying to...
  • Commentary: Group does good work with motel families

    I read with sadness the recent article about the Illumination Foundation leaving Costa Mesa ["Homeless-services group leaves city," Jan. 2]. This news directly affects a number of the families I have been working with for the past couple years....
  • Health and homelessness collide in colleague's life

     
    Three years ago, I spoke with Rev. Christine Nelson, the former director of the Lehigh County Conferences of Churches, about the nature of homelessness. Health challenges, she said, were the main causes of homelessness in the Lehigh Valley. I listened...