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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Tour offers glimpse of successful housing for those once homeless

    Tour offers glimpse of successful housing for those once homeless
    Niecy Smith beamed when talking about how she can look at a room and figure out how to make it a welcoming oasis. Smith's suite at the Diamond Apartments in Anaheim holds several treasures, from the poster board displaying a picture of her daughter...
  • Hard-hitting trio of films tackle homelessness at Toronto festival

    By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The scourge of homelessness has emerged as a major theme at this year's Toronto film festival, driven by performances from an unlikely trio: an Oscar-winning actress, a well-known male sex symbol and a...
  • Pasadena repurposes parking meters to collect change for homeless

    Pasadena repurposes parking meters to collect change for homeless
    It's a quandary faced by anyone who's been asked for money by a homeless person: Will my spare change stave off hunger or support an addiction? Pasadena is now testing an alternative to giving to the panhandler. Fourteen repurposed parking meters...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Time Out of Mind'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Richard Gere goes slumming in the streets of Manhattan and emerges with one of his more remarkable performances in "Time Out of Mind," . Executed in a plot-free observational mode that relatively few American independent...
  • Architect led efforts to combat homelessness

    Architect led efforts to combat homelessness
    Robert Cantrell grew up in Kansas and northern Texas, his family on welfare, his father paralyzed from the waist down after a long illness and his mother working to try to make ends meet. The tough times instilled in the future architect a belief that...
  • It's time to do more than shoo Fake Homeless People

    Much like a G-rated version of HBO's "Taxicab Confessions," the chatter of children in their car seats makes for riveting entertainment. Picture the scene: a 6-year-old (Miss R) and a 5-year-old (Miss M) in my Infiniti on a recent spin. Miss R: "These...
  • First lady calls homelessness among veterans a 'stain on the soul of this nation'

    WASHINGTON First lady Michelle Obama stressed the administration's commitment to end homelessness among veterans Thursday and predicted that the country is on "the verge of making a major breakthrough." "That's a stain on the soul of this nation," Obama,...
  • Lauderdale weighs new homeless crackdown

    Lauderdale weighs new homeless crackdown
    FORT LAUDERDALE It's OK to be homeless in the city, as long as you don't panhandle drivers at busy intersections, catch some sleep on a downtown bench, go to the bathroom outdoors or store your belongings on public property. The city has been cracking...
  • Homeless man, saved from being robbed, reunited with family

    Homeless man, saved from being robbed, reunited with family
    — A 38-year-old homeless man who has lived on South Florida streets for more than a decade was yanked from obscurity when an off-duty Broward Sheriff's deputy saved him from being mugged. After he was interviewed on television, relatives and high...
  • Raiders' James Jones: Once-homeless receiver returns home to give back

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Judy Vargas was among the first defenders to cover James Jones. It did not go well. The longtime worker at a San Jose homeless shelter used to chase the future NFL receiver around the corridors when play time was over. "That was me,"...
  • Homeless advocate hijacks Fort Lauderdale Commission meeting

    Homeless advocate hijacks Fort Lauderdale Commission meeting
    Fort Lauderdale commissioners had to sit and listen to homeless advocate Ray Cox again and again – and again – Tuesday. Cox, who is homeless, signed up to speak about every item on the commission’s evening agenda – all 71 of them...