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Homelessness

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  • Homeless advocate faces mayor on TV, braces for Wednesday run-in with police

    Homeless advocate faces mayor on TV, braces for Wednesday run-in with police
    By moving his regular feeding program from a downtown city park to a nearby church, 90-year-old activist Arnold Abbott dodged a confrontation with police Sunday after being cited twice last week for violating a new city ordinance that outlaws such events....
  • Mayo: Reader reaction shows big split on homeless feeding, Arnold Abbott

    Mayo: Reader reaction shows big split on homeless feeding, Arnold Abbott
    The ongoing battle between homeless feeeding advocate Arnold Abbott, 90, and the city of Fort Lauderdale has gotten worldwide attention and also has provoked strong reaction locally. Here's a sampling from my email bag that I've gotten in response to...
  • Give a veteran a chance

     Give a veteran a chance
    Michelle Obama stepped to the microphone at a White House event this spring, and with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, highlighted the scandal of homeless veterans, noting that "roughly 58,000 veterans experience homelessness in America today." She called...
  • No journey home

    No journey home
    The encampments that have sprouted periodically around the lower end of the Jones Falls Expressway have always represented a small portion of the Baltimore's homeless population, but they have gotten a lot of attention from city officials. A succession of...
  • Sheriff: BSO doesn't treat homeless like Fort L does

    Sheriff: BSO doesn't treat homeless like Fort L does
    Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has distanced his agency from the public relations disaster that has the city of Fort Lauderdale in a scramble. In an official statement, the sheriff said the Broward Sheriff's Office promotes "a different approach.''...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office wins civil rights award for homeless initiative

    Broward Sheriff's Office wins civil rights award for homeless initiative
    The basic needs and civil rights of homeless people in Broward County are big news lately: Fort Lauderdale is getting international attention for enforcing a new ordinance that restricts feeding the hungry outdoors. And there is an ongoing debate at the...
  • One of Pompano Beach's few homeless shelters might close

    One of Pompano Beach's few homeless shelters might close
    One of the few facilities for the homeless in Pompano Beach is in danger of closing after losing its main funding source. The St. Laurence Chapel Homeless Day Shelter gives 65 to 85 homeless people a day food, clothes and hygiene kits, and a place to...
  • Man, 90, feeds the homeless, faces jail time and fines

    Man, 90, feeds the homeless, faces jail time and fines
    For decades, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott has hauled pans filled with roast chicken and cheese-covered potatoes onto a south Florida beach park to feed hundreds of homeless people. For his good deeds, Abbott finds himself facing up to two months in jail and...
  • Mayo: Feeding the homeless shouldn't be a crime

    Mayo: Feeding the homeless shouldn't be a crime
    The prospect of jail time won't stop Arnold Abbott from feeding the homeless. "I'm not afraid of jail — I spent 2 ½ years in war," said Abbott, a World War II veteran with two Purple Hearts. "It's OK. I like a good fight." I suppose there are...
  • City's innovative leadership key to addressing homelessness

    City's innovative leadership key to addressing homelessness
      Let’s set the record straight. Contrary to media reports, the city is not banning groups from feeding the homeless.  We have established an outdoor food distribution ordinance to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our community....
  • City's ban on feeding the homeless guarantees virtual famine

    City's ban on feeding the homeless guarantees virtual famine
        Famine is consider by all to be a horrible natural disaster, but now in the city of Fort Lauderdale it is a crime to feed the homeless in public, which in essence is creating an virtual famine for the homeless. The law states that a person can and...