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Homelessness

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  • Fort Lauderdale stung by homeless feeding fight

    Fort Lauderdale stung by homeless feeding fight
    Mayor Jack Seiler is telling anyone who will listen that the city doesn't deserve the bad rap it's getting for how it treats the homeless. Seiler's making his case while the national media focuses on Arnold Abbott, the 90-year-old widower who faces...
  • Once homeless, veterans find refuge in Eastside housing complex

    Once homeless, veterans find refuge in Eastside housing complex
    Harry Jones' most-prized possession is a big brown sofa, with plenty of room for two. But it sits unused half the time because the 64-year-old veteran prefers to stand across the room, where he can better admire it. "It's so nice," he said. "Now I...
  • Bat mitzvah project helps homeless children

    Isabella Malaga, 13, of Boca Raton, decided to give the gift of play to homeless children for her bat mitzvah project. Isabella asked family and friends to save their change in the Houses for Change house-shaped, cardboard tzedakah (charity) boxes she...
  • In Ballona Wetlands preserve, homeless are unwanted intruders

    In Ballona Wetlands preserve, homeless are unwanted intruders
    As land manager of the Ballona Wetlands just south of Marina del Rey, ecologist Richard Brody thinks he has a "dream" job — but one that comes with an unusual caveat. Along with being able to name nearly every type of flower, tree and animal...
  • Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness

    Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness
    Florida Hospital will donate up to $6 million over the next three years to address the long-festering issue of homelessness in Central Florida, officials will announce Tuesday — a move that is being called historic in its potential to change the...
  • Homeless: What others think about Fort Lauderdale's restrictions

    Homeless: What others think about Fort Lauderdale's restrictions
    Readers from outside South Florida weigh in on Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors. Seize the opportunity The law to ban feeding the homeless in public should remain, however, you have a citizen willing to put forth time,...
  • Homeless: South Florida's take on city's restrictions

    Homeless: South Florida's take on city's restrictions
    South Floridians discuss Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors A beautiful act of civil disobedience It makes me proud to see civil disobedience so beautifully performed by Arnold Abbott and the Love Thy Neighbor Fund. His...
  • Good Samaritan's next needed step

    Good Samaritan's next needed step
    Arnold Abbott's life mission is to feed the homeless. For decades, he's organized pop-up soup kitchens in church parking lots, public parks and on Fort Lauderdale's famous beach. But following his latest test of wills with City Hall, he's now known as the...
  • Orlando effort would replace ER visits with housing for homeless

    Orlando effort would replace ER visits with housing for homeless
    When outreach workers begin placing chronically homeless people in free apartments next year, it won't be hard to figure out who makes the list. The plan to bring enough permanent supportive housing to Orlando to cut the area's chronically homeless...
  • Serving up meals, clothes and hope for the needy

    Serving up meals, clothes and hope for the needy
    It started with just a few people handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless in Broward County. Nearly 30 years later, the organization now known as LifeNet4Families has grown into a safety net of services offering food, clothing and...
  • 'Stand down' homeless event to target at-risk veterans

    An event Saturday aims to provide resources to at-risk or homeless veterans while also raising awareness about homelessness in the community. A homeless "stand down" will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Y. H. Thomas Community Center in...