| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Retired Costa Mesa City Manager Allan Roeder briefed the Huntington Beach City Council this week on efforts to address homelessness countywide.
Roeder is a member of the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness, which is working with city and county...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The homeless people camped outside a planned Google facility in Venice were beginning to stir when Los Angeles police rolled up around dawn.
Chesnel Dorceus was slow to dismantle his makeshift shelter and wound up briefly in handcuffs.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:17 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday agreed to schedule a study session on homelessness.
The decision was a compromise to Councilman Joe Carchio's proposal, which aimed to establish a homeless task force to develop solutions.
"I really don't...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The walls of the common rooms and offices in Easton's Safe Harbor emergency shelter are covered with motivational messages.
One says, "Never look down on someone unless you're helping them up."
Another: "Sometimes burning bridges isn't a bad thing. It...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:43 PM
SAN DIEGO — Kris Warren, a Marine veteran with combat duty in Iraq, remembers the disorientation and other problems that kept him from reentering civilian life.
Finally he mustered the courage to ask for help from the Department of Veterans...
| Feb 18, 2014
Getting even one homeless person off the streets is a difficult task. Housing a homeless family poses a set of particularly unwieldy problems: securing jobs, getting children into schools, providing a family member with mental health or substance-abuse...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria is donating $100,000 – about the equivalent of his commission salary – to the Palm Beach County Homeless Coalition, the organization announced Tuesday.
Santamaria, elected in 2006, said each...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The city of Lancaster is the end of the line for Metrolink commuter trains northbound from Los Angeles and Glendale.
So when the homeless count in the Antelope Valley quadrupled, officials suspected that someone in Los Angeles was engaging in a...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Baltimore police said officers shot a man they encountered while responding to a robbery call near the city's Code Blue homeless shelter. Meanwhile, detectives were investigating a homicide in East Baltimore — the first in more than a week.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:45 PM
As part of a strategy to reduce homelessness in Baltimore, the city is teaming up with BGE to eliminate some families' past due utility debt, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
The new initiative, the Power of Home, is available to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin.
Growing up, she masked her family's financial instability and episodic homelessness by claiming that her phone wasn't working...