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U.S. Gives $2B to Help Homeless Amid Plans to Cut Housing Aid

By Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 14
President Donald Trump's administration announced $2 billion in grants Thursday for local agencies trying to help the homeless even as the government proposes deep cuts to federal housing programs.

Tweet About Vagrancy Looms Over Royal Wedding

Tweet About Vagrancy Looms Over Royal Wedding

Jan 8
A political storm is brewing ahead of Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding over whether to crack down on homeless people in the well-to-do English town of Windsor.

Solutions to Homelessness Come with Their Own Challenges

By Geoff Mulvihill | Dec 31
Many experts say homelessness is not an intractable problem. But methods to end it or significantly reduce the problem come with financial and political hurdles.

As West Coast Fights Homelessness, Kindness is Contentious

By Amy Taxin and Geoff Mulvihill | Dec 30
Mohammed Aly does not see why he shouldn't try to ease the lives of Orange County's homeless. But the authorities - and many of his neighbors - disagree.

Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Homeless Pose Challenge for City

By Phuong Le | Dec 14
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.

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.

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