Madera, CAMadera Tribune
Former Madera City Councilman Derek Robinson is the President of the Pennies For Showers program in Madera. His hope is to provide showers to the less fortunate and homeless in the Madera community. Several local Maderans put their heads together to try to help the homeless population within the city...
Harris County, TXHouston Chronicle
A woman shot and killed a homeless person late Sunday in a north Harris County parking lot while walking her dog, according to authorities. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. near the Food Town grocery store in the 14000 block of FM 1960, near Ella Boulevard. After an emergency call, deputies found a homeless woman dead of a gunshot wound.
Napa County, CANapa Valley Register
The sight of tent cities and people living in cars crammed with possessions can be a thing of the past within a few years — that’s the message being preached by All Home. But the five-year price tag for this vision of virtually eliminating homelessness in Napa County could be $87 million.
Seaside, ORSeaside Signal
Using city-owned lots or buildings for shelters and overnight parking. A resource center. Showers and port-a-potties. A warming center and improved access to mental health and drug treatment services. These options were among the proposed solutions at Seaside's fifth forum on homelessness held on Wednesday at City Hall. “You lose...
Every Tuesday, Jen Livovich gathers by the bandshell in Boulder’s Central Park. A dedicated team of volunteers, some formerly homeless like Livovich, serves food, sets out clothes and checks in with dozens of unhoused residents they know by name. She is sometimes joined by a church group or providers of...
Homelessness is a growing problem in virtually every state. Nowhere is it more pressing than in California, which in the past three years spent more than $13 billion, roughly $30,000 annually for each homeless person, to address it. Tragically, its “housing first” approach is a colossal failure. Overall, says the...
Why it’s extremely insensitive to believe otherwise. As a self-diagnosed insomniac, I am all too familiar with the exasperating urge to sleep and the excruciating inability to snooze off. Very often moonlit nights would find me casually strolling through the streets, basking in the stillness of the 2-am atmosphere. Everything changed when I moved to the United States. My friends warned me of the hordes of dangerous ‘homeless’ people that encroached upon the city at night. Pouring in grisly tales of gruesome stabbings and ravenous muggings, they tried to deter me from slipping out at night. Initially, I bought into their fears, largely restricting the frequency of my walks. Fortunately, on one such excursion, I ran into Alex, a proud ‘hobo’, talking to whom cured me of an extremely problematic misconception.
Spokane, WAThe Spokesman-Review
Spokane City Council eyes second round of changes to homeless shelter laws as mayor, councilor remain at odds
Mayor Nadine Woodward and Spokane City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear both bristle at the thought of a person camping on public property. But they fundamentally disagree about why that person is likely living there, and what the city should do about it. Kinnear is a leader of the City Council’s push...
Seattle, WAPosted byCrosscut
Seattle is five years into a state of emergency, and yet today we have. citizens suffering through the hell of homeless living. This is despite the fact that we know exactly what it takes to solve the problem. The most effective solutions are expensive and will take a few years to build out, so we need a stopgap in the meantime. Thankfully, we can look at more practical progressive work done recently in New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, for inspiration.
San Diego, CASan Diego weekly Reader
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Daviess County, KYOwensboro Messenger-Inquirer
St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter has been serving the Daviess County community for the past 16 years, providing a range of services for those experiencing homeless. Now trying to recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Benedict’s Executive Director Harry Pedigo will speak about the nonprofit organization’s role in the community at 2 p.m. Friday at the Daviess County Public Library.
Baton Rouge, LAtheadvocate.com
A 26-year-old homeless person was fatally stabbed Tuesday morning on Gus Young Avenue, the Baton Rouge Police Department says. The victim, Kadarian Williams, suffered multiple stab wounds around 2:33 a.m. Tuesday and was found lying in the 4400 block of Gus Young Ave., according to BRPD. Williams was transported to...
It shows their stories but not their full names. While the identities of the homeless men and women is kept confidential, the sad truth of their circumstances is laid bare in a phone app operated in the palm of a stranger’s hand. Then, with the ease of clicking over some...
HomelessThe Christian Science Monitor
The workers gather in a Venice Beach parking lot, then set out in small teams, backpacks filled with sandwiches, fruit, and bottled water. Their goal: to peacefully clear an encampment of homeless people by convincing them, over the course of many weeks, to leave their tents for more substantial housing.
Seattle, WAPosted byKIRO 7 Seattle
SEATTLE — City and state agencies will remove two large homeless camps along I-90 where the majority of the now-209 debris-throwing incidents have been reported. Washington State Patrol arrested a fifth person Tuesday for throwing debris into the westbound lanes of traffic along I-90 near Rainier Avenue, causing damage to seven vehicles.
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