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Homelessness

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  • L.A. city homeless committee debuts with calls for restrooms, showers and shelter

    L.A. city homeless committee debuts with calls for restrooms, showers and shelter
    The Los Angeles City Council's new homeless committee kicked off Thursday with members calling for the city to provide showers, restrooms and emergency shelter to help indigents survive in the streets with dignity. At the committee's inaugural meeting,...
  • High housing costs hurt effort to aid homeless in Hawaii

    Hours after a Honolulu city crew cleared a homeless encampment from the banks of a canal, the people who had been living there in tents and other makeshift structures streamed right back in. There was no place else for them to go on the small island of...
  • After decades of fighting for the poor, Alan Jennings now in a fight for himself

    After decades of fighting for the poor, Alan Jennings now in a fight for himself
    Alan Jennings looked down at his cellphone as the number for Bethlehem developer Lou Pektor lit up. Pektor was planning to build 50 upscale town homes on seven acres in Bethlehem Township, right after evicting people living in 43 mobile homes on his...
  • New HSP fund will keep people housed

    Carroll County's homeless shelter system is a vital support for those in need, especially in the winter, but according to Cathy Mitzel, a member of the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. homelessness prevention committee, helping others up...
  • Public defender: Stop jailing the homeless

    Public defender: Stop jailing the homeless
    Orange-Osceola Public Defender Robert Wesley called on top Orlando and Orange County leaders Monday to stop the "revolving-door arrests of the homeless" for loitering, panhandling, camping and other local ordinances that target those with no place to...
  • L.A. vote makes it easier to break up homeless camps

    L.A. vote makes it easier to break up homeless camps
    The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to two ordinances designed to make it easier to break up homeless encampments, which have mushroomed across Southern California and raised an outcry from some businesses and residents....
  • L.A. City Council vote makes it easier to clear homeless camps

    L.A. City Council vote makes it easier to clear homeless camps
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to make it easier for authorities to break up the encampments that have mushroomed across Southern California along with the rising homeless population. The council gave preliminary approval to two ordinances...
  • Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process

    Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process
    As we honor the dead on this Memorial Day, it's worth remembering as well the living veterans of military service who have no homes except sidewalk encampments or the occasional shelter bed, whose lives are so wracked by mental illness, addictions or...
  • Days are numbered for homeless outreach spot known as 'The Tree'

    For at least six years, The Tree has been the place Broward County's homeless knew to go for shade and services. Under the spreading banyan just north of the downtown bus terminal, outreach workers show up six afternoons a week to allocate shelter beds,...
  • Asheville homelessness rises despite city efforts

    Homelessness is rising in Asheville despite a 10-year city effort to combat the problem. The Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/1Gxijoh ) that more than 550 people were identified as homeless in Buncombe County in January. That's a 10 percent...
  • Opponents of homeless center sue La Grange to block property sale

    Opponents of homeless center sue La Grange to block property sale
    Opponents of a center for the homeless in La Grange have sued the village seeking a permanent injunction to block plans proposed by BEDS Plus, Inc. The attorney for Joshua McGee of La Grange, manager of McGee Family Holdings II, LLC, registered in...