| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Glenn Murray worked as a dental technician for 12 years and was also in construction. He wasn't rich by any stretch, but he made enough to rent a room in Laguna Beach.
Then his mother in New Orleans became sick with dementia. Murray volunteered to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:39 PM
In a meeting Thursday, people from the homeless community in Anchorage voiced concerns about two policies recently enacted by the Brother Francis Shelter.
The changes are an 11 p.m. curfew and a requirement that people who stay in the shelter for 30...
| Aug 7, 2013
Re "The great toilet debate," Aug. 3
Few of the homeless living on downtown L.A.'s skid row are there because they like it. Many suffer from mental illness and others have disabilities that prevent them from working. Skid row is the last refuge for...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service.
Then he met Rochelle Richardson.
Richardson, an attorney who works...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A few years ago, Eva J. Cruz was the keynote speaker at a Catholic conference in California, where she spoke about her experiences as a Catholic single mother.
The Aurora resident's speech was titled "Hanging on by my Fingernails."
"What she said...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The troubled personal care home I wrote about Sunday, Emeritus at Allentown, isn't the only one in the Lehigh Valley that's under scrutiny from the state.
Moravian King's Daughters' Home in Bethlehem also isn't qualified for a regular operating license,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Poor people are continuing to be demonized both nationally and locally based on invidious stereotypes. Michael Tanner's fictitious welfare mom who "chooses" not to work is just the latest ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 13). The reality on the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
Can we please stop with this ridiculous idea floating around out there that the Magic are displacing the indigent by attempting to buy out a homeless shelter in order to build a $100 million entertainment...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Last week, Florida officials celebrated news that the state's homeless population is shrinking.
But not in Central Florida.
Here, it is on the rise.
Yes, the same Council on Homelessness report that found a 17 percent drop statewide cited a 29...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:58 PM
The Hagerstown City Council will not permit organizations to use city parking lots for the distribution of food to the homeless, but the organization that has been feeding up to 100 people at the Market House parking lot every Wednesday for several...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:26 PM
A business group said Friday that 53,000 people, including 33,000 veterans, will join Los Angeles County's homeless ranks by 2016, the deadline the group had set to get former soldiers and chronic transients off the streets for good.
The grim projection...