Topics :: Homelessness

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Some Balk As Seattle Seeks to Spend More Money on Homeless

By Phuong Le | Mar 29
Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.

Airbnb Follows Super Bowl Ad with Call to House 100K in Need

Feb 6
Airbnb is following up its Super Bowl ad calling for acceptance with a campaign to provide short-term housing over the next five years for 100,000 people in need.

Homeless Teen Sleeps in Tent After Biking 6 Hours to College

Jul 16
A homeless teenager found sleeping in a tent outside a Georgia college after biking six hours to get there is receiving an outpouring of help and support from across the country.

Court: Man Can't Be Punished 'Simply for Being Homeless'

By Denise Lavoie | Jun 26
The court said the necessity defense allows a jury to weigh the plight of a homeless person against any harm caused by a trespass before determining criminal responsibility.

Homeless Shelters Struggle with Loss of Federal Funding

By Cathy Bussewitz | Jun 9
David Willett lived in a tent and struggled with drug addiction before coming to Gregory House, a Honolulu shelter that has provided temporary housing for people with HIV and AIDS for more than a decade.

Hawaii Allocates $12M to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

By Cathy Bussewitz | May 9
Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation - a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.

NYC Bets Big on 'Supportive Housing' to Curb Homelessness

By Jennifer Peltz | Dec 14
Facing a stubborn swell in homelessness, New York is embarking on a $2.6 billion plan to create 15,000 "supportive housing" apartments.

HUD Partners With True Colors to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

By EDGE | Mar 5
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.

Ga. Teen Disowned for Being Gay Helps Launch LGBT Youth Shelter

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
A Georgia teen who was thrown out by his family in a harrowing five-minute video documented on YouTube ended up with $100,000 in crowdsourced donations, which he has used to help open a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

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