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Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

27 June 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Homelessness is a serious issue in any state, but outlined in this article are 3 unique approaches in 3 different states that have proven successful. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Orlando, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan ha...

KHGI-TV

Lauren Kummer

5 June 2019

Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

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Hope Harbor, an emergency and transitional shelter in Grand Island, Nebraska, is renovating its facilities to include a playground for the shelter’s children. Funded by various grants, the new addition will provide ch...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Lindsay Walker

20 May 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, an emergency housing program called HomeBase gives homeless young people an opportunity for structure, community, and a second chance. The shelter is open to young adult men and women and provides classes ...

KUSA-TV

Steve Staeger

27 February 2019

Utah, United States

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In Denver, residents and city officials are learning about how to better strategize to reduce chronic homelessness by following Utah's example - and learning from its failures. Utah's inability to sustain the investme...

Invisible People

Ocean Malandra

21 February 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The 77th Avenue Rangers homeless encampment in East Oakland won recognition from police and other city agencies, while other encampments were destroyed, thanks to its location away from residential neighborhoods, its ...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

20 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia has one of the United State's highest poverty rates, but still manages to have one of the lowest rates of people experiencing homelessness; in part, this is possible because of the number of s...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

11 February 2019

San Diego, United States

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Cities across the West Coast are facing increased rates of homelessness in their regions, including people who sleep in their cars; those experiencing vehicular homelessness have previously struggled to find a parking...

North Carolina Health News

Taylor Knopf

11 February 2019

France

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Designated harm reduction centers can reduce overdoses and infections among those suffering from addiction. Facilities that operate as safe spaces can also offer resources such as treatment or housing, such as at the ...

KUNM

Ty Bannerman

7 February 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Across New Mexico, organizations and local governments are working to address homelessness. This podcast outlines multiple initiatives, including ones to make a winter shelter open all year round and a program geared ...

Government Technology

Melia Russell

5 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Access to a smartphone or Internet services can assist in escaping homelessness. By offering WiFi, San Francisco-based homeless shelters hope not only to bring more individuals in off the street, but also to provide t...

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Cinnamon Janzer

1 February 2019

Minneapolis, United States

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In Minneapolis, they've dealt with one of the largest encampments of people experiencing homelessness - not by "clearing" it as many other cities do, but by collaborating with local organizations to help residents tra...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

24 January 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Cities that have had the largest decreases in homelessness in the past five years, including New Orleans, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Virginia Beach, have implemented a variety of approaches. Now, other cities are taking ...

Grady Newsource

Rebecca Nauth

30 December 2018

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Going Home, a program implemented by a homeless shelter in Athens-Clarke County in Georgia, helps homeless individuals maintain long-term housing and foster financial independence. The program pays six months of rent ...

The Daily Record

Tami Mosser

23 December 2018

Canton, Ohio, United States

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In Canton, Ohio, Refuge of Hope is a faith-based organization serving the town's male homeless population, offering a place to stay overnight and meals. The organization runs primarily through the help of volunteers, ...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

26 November 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition (HOST) program is filling the county's gap of youth shelters, helping almost 200 homeless youth graduate from high school through personal relationships and ...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

29 October 2018

Fort Worth, United States

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In Fort Worth, Texas, the Clean Slate program is run through the Presbyterian Night Shelter and provides shelter residents with jobs as janitors and street sweepers at night. The successful employment program is paire...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

12 September 2018

Finland

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Housing First is a programme aimed at reducing homeless. It is rooted in the premise that “the main thing a homeless person needs is a home. The program has been adopted in Finland, Denmark, Spain, France, and parts o...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

24 August 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Portland, Oregon embraced the idea of not turning anyone away from homeless shelters a couple of years ago, but the well-meaning approach quickly ballooned in costs and ultimately was unable to fulfill its promise. Ho...

Chicago Tribune

Alison Bowen

1 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Though homelessness is an entrenched and complex problem, small solutions can make a difference in the daily life of homeless individuals. Lockers for overnight cell phone storage in a homeless shelter in Chicago are ...

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Brian Watt

Erika Kelly

28 June 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Twenty Tuff Sheds form a safe community for homeless individuals in Oakland, California. As an alternative to a tent encampment, this “cabin community” provides social services and temporary shelter for people hoping ...

KCRW

Deepa Fernandes

28 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, motel owners are teaming up with homeless services providers to offer up their rooms to people experiencing homelessness. The partnership means that motel owners can turn over the day-to-day operations...

Slate

Jennifer Oldham

15 March 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver’s Women’s Homelessness Initiative (WHI) is unique because it is the only church-based shelter program in the country that offers housing for women throughout the entire year. By giving women a place to stay off...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

Andrew Dorn

18 December 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Providing people with safety and stability can help to break the poverty cycle. In the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, the Kenton Women’s Village provides shelter and support for homeless women. The community...

EachOther

Jem Collins

17 October 2017

London, England, United Kingdom

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An organization named FEAST! in London offers a high-quality meal once a week in a homeless shelter using excess food from supermarkets. Not only does this tackle the issue of food waste, but it also aims to fill in t...

Slate

Henry Grabar

21 July 2017

New York, New York, United States

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"Nationwide, 90 percent of landlords have attorneys, but 90 percent of tenants do not." New York City is combating this inequality with a new law guaranteeing lawyers to defend low-income tenants in housing court. The...

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