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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • 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....
  • A growing percentage of women on skid row are older, survey finds

    A growing percentage of women on skid row are older, survey finds
    A growing percentage of women living on Los Angeles' skid row are older, and more likely to be in poor health or disabled than their younger counterparts, according to a survey released Monday. The percentage of women on skid row ages 51 to 61 jumped...
  • Teacher nears end of month of homelessness

    Teacher nears end of month of homelessness
    During the past month, Thomas Rebman has gotten in four fights, sold his plasma for bus fare and spent most nights sleeping on concrete or dirt in and around downtown Orlando. He has sifted through garbage, bathed in public bathrooms and lost 22 pounds &#...
  • Mailbag: Housing homeless in the canyon is too risky

    Our family has had our home in Laguna Beach since 1956 and been in the canyon area for the past 44 years. On June 5, we were awakened at 3:30 in the morning by thunderous pounding and knocking. We first thought it was an earthquake until we heard vulgar...
  • Calif. GOP gubernatorial hopeful spends week on Fresno streets

    FRESNO, Calif. On July 21, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari stepped off a bus in downtown Fresno with $40 in his pocket and planned to spend the next week job hunting while living on the streets. His campaign project went public Thursday,...
  • Panhandler's pet rooster can aid effort, cops say

      Panhandler's pet rooster can aid effort, cops say
    Is it OK to use a rooster to goose donations? That's worked well for Jose, a homeless man who showcased his pet rooster Garfield as he solicited lunchtime crowds Thursday on State Street. "I do better on days when I have Garfield than when I don't,"...
  • L.A. leaders are crafting new plan to help homeless on skid row

    L.A. leaders are crafting new plan to help homeless on skid row
    Los Angeles officials are developing a new strategy for taming pervasive homelessness on skid row, easing up on arrests for petty offenses while concentrating mental health, medical, housing and sanitation services in the long-troubled swath of downtown....
  • Home...is where I want to be: MoAFL's new residency series

    Five South Florida artists are participating in the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale's (MOAFL) new Residency Series focusing on homelessness and belonging. For the program's first installment "Research and Development: Concerning Belonging," the museum...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama scheduled to speak at L.A. summit on homeless veterans

    Michelle Obama scheduled to speak at L.A. summit on homeless veterans
    Facing a 2016 deadline to make good on pledges to end veteran homelessness, First Lady Michelle Obama and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti are scheduled to speak at a conference Wednesday in Century City, where they are expected to reveal new initiatives...
  • Garcetti accepts homelessness challenge during Michelle Obama's visit

    Garcetti accepts homelessness challenge during Michelle Obama's visit
    Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday took up the Obama administration's challenge to end homelessness among veterans in Los Angeles in the next 17 months, saying he will not accept that "veterans live in our city without a place of their own." Garcetti made...