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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Activist: Driving 'Housing First' home: Front & Center

    Activist: Driving 'Housing First' home: Front & Center
    Last year, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness persuaded the region to rethink homelessness. It convinced power brokers such as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs that the cure to life on the streets is "Housing...
  • Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. Should those who abuse animals have access to the state’s accelerated rehabilitation program? Legislation in the judiciary committee that would limit such access will be reviewed during the committee’s public hearing (full agenda here),...
  • Huntington Beach to appoint committee on homelessness

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to create a committee to look into homelessness in the city. Each council member will appoint a member of the public to the seven-person committee, which will meet at least every quarter. An estimated 272...
  • Hundreds of Orlando-area homeless veterans now have place of their own

    Hundreds of Orlando-area homeless veterans now have place of their own
    In a one-bedroom apartment near a bus stop in south Orlando, Army veteran Michael Bailey has found nirvana. Tidy but simple, his home has one overwhelmingly attractive quality. It's all his. "I've been here a year now, and I'm still tickled pink,"...
  • Orange, Orlando sharpen focus on homeless veterans

    Orange, Orlando sharpen focus on homeless veterans
    Central Florida can be deeply proud of its long history of supporting the military. From our early days as home to McCoy Air Force Base, through decades of welcoming recruits to our Naval Training Center, and now, as home to "Team Orlando" — the...
  • New homeless expert brings hope, help to Hollywood's down and out

    New homeless expert brings hope, help to Hollywood's down and out
    "If we were in a home, we could hide away. You can't hide out here." Lori Kaye weeps outside the public restrooms at Hollywood's ArtsPark, where she, her boyfriend and their dog Django have lived for the past two weeks. "I'm too old for this," says...
  • After skid row shooting, activists talk to L.A. mayor about homelessness

    After skid row shooting, activists talk to L.A. mayor about homelessness
    Ten days after Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless man on skid row, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his staff met with local activists to discuss ways to better help the city's homeless population. The meeting focused on suggestions...
  • Eagle Scout hopeful feeds a need for PADS

    Eagle Scout hopeful feeds a need for PADS
    If you reside in Oak Lawn, there's a chance that on Feb. 7 you discovered near your front door a large brown paper bag with a note attached asking for clothing and toiletry donations. Joe Korpitz, a senior at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, kicked off...
  • Young advocate reveals the rewards of helping L.A.'s homeless

    Young advocate reveals the rewards of helping L.A.'s homeless
    1. Find yourself in front of Full House Restaurant.... 2. Locate the alley on the left-hand side of Full House. 3. Walk about 20 feet down the alley (away from the street). 4. Stop. 5. Notice dumpster on your right-hand side. So begin the...
  • A 'one-stop shop': Homeless Resource Day serves as a place for everything

    A 'one-stop shop': Homeless Resource Day serves as a place for everything
    Jeffrey Wyatt sat down in the barber chair in the hallway of Annapolis High School and asked for a close cut, as his 10-year-old son Josh got in the chair next to him. The two were getting identical haircuts, a quick buzz from Crystal Ohl, a volunteer...
  • Brewer finds her niche at Sojourner Truth House

     Brewer finds her niche at Sojourner Truth House
    Sherita Brewer came to Gary for a job and found a mission. While she describes herself as an introvert, there's nothing reticent about her as she talks about Sojourner Truth House and what it does for the women and children served. She's animated,...