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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns

    New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns
    The Coalition for the Homeless unveiled its new $6.6 million men's shelter Wednesday, drawing both praise for the Orlando nonprofit's transformation and concerns that the emergency shelter it once offered is gone. In a confetti-strewn grand opening...
  • 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...
  • County rejects proposed homeless shelter at stockade

    County rejects proposed homeless shelter at stockade
    Broward County has informally nixed a proposal from Sheriff Scott Israel to use the old sheriff's stockade as a homeless shelter, one that would serve as an alternative to jail for minor offenses like trespassing. If a homeless man were caught sleeping...
  • Interest high in La Grange hearing on proposed homeless center

    Interest high in La Grange hearing on proposed homeless center
    Flyers and emails circulating in La Grange are fueling debate over a center proposed by BEDS Plus on the northeast edge of town to serve the homeless. A second Plan Commission hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 10 at Village Hall, 53 S. La...
  • Homeless camp in Tucson grows amid legal battle

    Homeless camp in Tucson grows amid legal battle
    Down the street from a row of trendy restaurants and boutiques, government workers scurry to work past dozens of wooden sleeping pods and tents. The growing camp in a Tucson city park near the highway exit that leads to a revitalized downtown is the scene...
  • As L.A.'s homeless get more liberties, other residents suffer

    As L.A.'s homeless get more liberties, other residents suffer
    Advocates for the homeless want the state Legislature to pass the so-called Right to Rest Act (SB 608). Introduced Feb. 27, this legislation would prevent Los Angeles and other cities from enforcing laws against camping on sidewalks, in parks and in...
  • Fighting homelessness requires money and political will

    To the editor: This week on successive days, I read with consternation and sadness of a multi-generational political process unable to get results. Steve Lopez's and Sandy Banks' columns on skid row bring clarity to a disgraceful problem that Angelenos...
  • Homeless: We've changed minds, now let's change lives

    Homeless: We've changed minds, now let's change lives
    Last year our community rallied together and began to make new commitments to the homeless in Central Florida. But 2015 must be the year that our commitments turn into results in clear, measurable ways with significant numbers of homeless individuals...
  • Donated guitars make sense for this musician

    Donated guitars make sense for this musician
    Jon Braun, lead singer and guitarist for Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense, knows some people might think it's weird that he wants to give guitars to homeless shelters. Some staff at the shelters he called to offer this unique gift...
  • Five things for Thursday, Jan. 29

    Five things for Thursday, Jan. 29
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: stop passing stopped school buses; school board workshop about religious and political materials at schools; men's homeless shelter opens; Foodie Awards; and more. 1. Authorities say thousands of...