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Homelessness

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  • Homeless: South Florida's take on city's restrictions

    Homeless: South Florida's take on city's restrictions
    South Floridians discuss Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors A beautiful act of civil disobedience It makes me proud to see civil disobedience so beautifully performed by Arnold Abbott and the Love Thy Neighbor Fund. His...
  • Good Samaritan's next needed step

    Good Samaritan's next needed step
    Arnold Abbott's life mission is to feed the homeless. For decades, he's organized pop-up soup kitchens in church parking lots, public parks and on Fort Lauderdale's famous beach. But following his latest test of wills with City Hall, he's now known as the...
  • Orlando effort would replace ER visits with housing for homeless

    Orlando effort would replace ER visits with housing for homeless
    When outreach workers begin placing chronically homeless people in free apartments next year, it won't be hard to figure out who makes the list. The plan to bring enough permanent supportive housing to Orlando to cut the area's chronically homeless...
  • Activist, 90, cited again for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless

    Activist, 90, cited again for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless
    For the second time in four days, 90-year-old activist Arnold Abbott was cited by police for a violating a new city ordinance designed to stop him and others from feeding the homeless in public spaces. "I expected it," Abbott said Wednesday after four...
  • 'Stand down' homeless event to target at-risk veterans

    An event Saturday aims to provide resources to at-risk or homeless veterans while also raising awareness about homelessness in the community. A homeless "stand down" will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Y. H. Thomas Community Center in...
  • Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness

    Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness
    Florida Hospital will donate up to $6 million over the next three years to address the long-festering issue of homelessness in Central Florida, officials will announce Tuesday — a move that is being called historic in its potential to change the...
  • Once homeless, veterans find refuge in Eastside housing complex

    Once homeless, veterans find refuge in Eastside housing complex
    Harry Jones' most-prized possession is a big brown sofa, with plenty of room for two. But it sits unused half the time because the 64-year-old veteran prefers to stand across the room, where he can better admire it. "It's so nice," he said. "Now I...
  • Bat mitzvah project helps homeless children

    Isabella Malaga, 13, of Boca Raton, decided to give the gift of play to homeless children for her bat mitzvah project. Isabella asked family and friends to save their change in the Houses for Change house-shaped, cardboard tzedakah (charity) boxes she...
  • In Ballona Wetlands preserve, homeless are unwanted intruders

    In Ballona Wetlands preserve, homeless are unwanted intruders
    As land manager of the Ballona Wetlands just south of Marina del Rey, ecologist Richard Brody thinks he has a "dream" job — but one that comes with an unusual caveat. Along with being able to name nearly every type of flower, tree and animal...
  • Fort Lauderdale stung by homeless feeding fight

    Fort Lauderdale stung by homeless feeding fight
    Mayor Jack Seiler is telling anyone who will listen that the city doesn't deserve the bad rap it's getting for how it treats the homeless. Seiler's making his case while the national media focuses on Arnold Abbott, the 90-year-old widower who faces...
  • Homeless advocate, 90, gets world attention as Fort Lauderdale tries to stop his outdoor feedings

    Homeless advocate, 90, gets world attention as Fort Lauderdale tries to stop his outdoor feedings
    At the age of 90, Arnold Abbott could be enjoying a quiet retirement, reflecting on his combat service in World War II, writing poetry, or even polishing the sequel to his self-published book, "From Aches To Ecstasy: A Sex Primer For Those Over Fifty."...