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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Should attacks on the homeless be classified as hate crimes?

    In 2006, I wrote a column for The Times questioning the wisdom of hate-crime laws that provide additional punishment for acts of violence if they are motivated by racial animus or some other kind of bigotry. One of my arguments was that as the idea became...
  • Mailbag: Murals make inviting public space

    I thought Verizon and Whole Foods Market were planning to convert their shared parking lot into a drive-in theater and fill the former seating area with sand and a merry-go-round. Then, instead of a movie screen on the south gray wall, it got a fresh...
  • L.A. County's homeless population difficult to quantify

    L.A. County's homeless population difficult to quantify
    Local officials announced in 2013 that 54,000 people in Los Angeles city and county were homeless, an increase of 15% from two years earlier. The jump bucked national trends, and suggested the region's campaign against homelessness might be heading in...
  • Free health education, giveaways at SEVHS sites on the Peninsula

     Free health education, giveaways at SEVHS sites on the Peninsula
    Throughout the week, Aug. 10-16, Southeastern Virginia Health System is conducting free educational health events accompanied by giveaways. SEVHS serves the uninsured and underinsured with primary care and dentistry across Hampton Roads. The focus of...
  • L.A.'s missed chance to count the homeless

    L.A.'s missed chance to count the homeless
    Counting the homeless in Los Angeles County may not be as difficult as housing them all, but it is a daunting challenge nonetheless. In early 2013, an army of 5,000 volunteers, under the direction of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority — a...
  • L.A. asks high court to reverse fee award in homeless case

     L.A. asks high court to reverse fee award in homeless case
    The city of Los Angeles has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a $700,000 fee award to lawyers for skid row homeless people who successfully challenged a ban on sleeping in the streets. The city, in a writ filed to the high court Wednesday, argued...
  • Orange County buys land in Santa Ana for year-round homeless shelter

    Orange County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to buy a site in Santa Ana for a year-round emergency shelter — filling what homeless advocates have long called a gaping hole in services but also drawing ire from neighbors of the site....
  • Spotlight on Scouting: Scout volunteer puts community first

    Spotlight on Scouting: Scout volunteer puts community first
    Each year, local Scouts complete projects in the community to earn the highest ranking in their various groups. The Glendale News-Press wants to share the Scouts’ good deeds with readers as they answer questions about their service projects....
  • Mercy Community Receives Grant To Help Homeless

    Mercy Community Receives Grant To Help Homeless
    WEST HARTFORD — A $25,000 grant from the Raskob Foundation will aid The Mercy Community in helping people transition out of homelessness. "We are thrilled to be awarded this generous gift," said William J. Fiocchetta, president and CEO of The Mercy...
  • Artist crafts homeless signs into advocacy art

    PHILADELPHIA Near 10th and Market Streets, Edward Dunn held up a piece of cardboard on which he had scrawled a plea in the form of a question. "What if God occasionally visits Earth disguised as a homeless guy panhandling to see how charitable we are?"...
  • Lawmakers Laud New Haven's Effort To End Homelessness

    NEW HAVEN — Advocates who launched an effort in April to line up housing and support services for the city's homeless said Tuesday their new, more systematic approach has been far more successful than in the past. Leigh Shields Church, who ran...