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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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Krutika Pathi

28 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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The homeless population in NYC stands at the highest number since the Great Depression. The Bowery Residents Committee has suggested changes to how shelters emerge, run and are funded. With a focus on results-based fu...

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Liz Wolfe

28 June 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Mitigating homelessness on Los Angeles' infamous "Skid Row" comprises myriad obstacles. But a collaboration between city officials, a USC architecture class project, and the Skid Row Housing Trust has responded with a...

Portland Press Herald

Marina Schauffler

25 June 2017

Rockport, Maine, United States

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In an economy where even employed individuals are unable to find affordable housing, a few initiatives - such as Habitat for Humanity in Maine - are creatively responding to this challenge. Tiny homes offer a dignifie...

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Kriston Capps

27 April 2017

United States

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Thirty years ago, the U.S. Congress created a process called Title V that requires excess federal land be offered to state and city governments and nonprofits for homeless services. Hampered by challenging obstacles t...

E'ville Eye News

Rob Arias

7 December 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Under increasing pressure to remove the homeless from encampments, the San Francisco bay area has had difficulty addressing the problem of where the homeless can find refuge. Oakland has established Compassionate Comm...

The Daily Orange

Taylor Watson

28 November 2016

Syracuse, New York, United States

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The city of Syracuse uses two outreach programs to encourage homeless individuals to seek shelter during the winter months and, eventually, permanent housing. Rather than detain folks who refuse to seek shelter throug...

The Straits Times

Priscilla Goy

29 August 2016

New Delhi, Rajasthan, India

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A weatherproof tent for homeless families performed well in a pilot, winning design awards and public praise, even before becoming commercially available. The tent requires no tools to set up and can fit two adults an...

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Lisa Stiffler

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The homeless population in Seattle is in a crisis of high proportions, with people facing a myriad of challenges. Different organizations have started to better integrate technology such as social media in addressing ...

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Adam Mertz

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle’s homeless camps are full of destitution. In less than one year, the Low Income Housing Institute has helped dozens of people to transition from the camps into housing. Providing more access to shelter has als...

San Francisco Magazine

Gary Kamiya

29 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Solving the homeless crisis in San Francisco requires many different initiatives, some of which can be costly. North Beach Citizens is a small non-profit, founded by Francis Ford Coppola, has managed to offer temporar...

San Francisco Chronicle

Heather Knight

29 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Many San Francisco shelters have cut their number of beds as well as staff and, while they are not helping enough people, they also have restrictive rules that bar personal comforts. In fifteen months, the city has p...

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Elisa Hahn

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Homelessness has many challenges that require different services to aid those who have no place to live—including daycare and laundry. Seattle has established Mary’s Place Family Center, a public space that collaborat...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

28 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco’s poorly staffed shelters have led many homeless to choose to stay on the street. The Navigation Center, a homeless shelter with many amenities and staff, enables the homeless to keep their personal belo...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

11 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco officials converted an abandoned school on the Mission’s skid row into a special kind of shelter with the means to take chronically homeless adults from the street and entire encampment communities, then...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

26 April 2016

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Alcoholism affects homeless people around the world, a condition that makes them physically and mentally dependent on alcohol to maintain stable functions. The Oaks shelter in Ottawa serves free daily pours to severe ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

18 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Covenant House is Philadelphia's only shelter for older adolescents who have run away, been victims of abuse, been sex trafficked or abandoned.

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

6 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Removing encampments does not help the San Francisco homeless because there are not enough places for them to live off the streets. The city has had a history of projects that have aided the homeless in the past ten y...

Sacramento Bee

Ryan Lillis

24 February 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Sacramento City Council members and top city officials will travel Friday to explore Seattle’s network of authorized tent cities for the homeless as they consider creating a similar “safe ground” here.

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Marcela Gaviria

23 February 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply ex...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

2 February 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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An Albuquerque program pays panhandlers to clean up city trash—and gets them needed help, pairing city services with a jobs program.

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

15 September 2015

Kirkland, Washington, United States

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Homeless individuals who sleep in their car are often ticketed or woken in the middle of the night, it can also be an especially dangerous sleep setup for women. Lake Washington United Methodist Church started a Safe ...

The Ithaca Voice

Aaron Brummer

4 September 2015

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Solider On is an organization that serves homeless veterans in 18 counties across central New York. Of their 180 employees, 92 used to be homeless themselves and another 15 are veterans. They travel everywhere to find...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Robin Wood

30 August 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Formerly a motel, Karluk Manor is Alaska’s original Housing First facility, a new approach to solving homelessness that focuses first and foremost on providing housing to people in need, and then later addressing prob...

Bright Magazine

Jessica Sutherland

5 May 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Homeless and impoverished kids still have the chance to receive a college education, they just need to have the confidence that they can do so and a little pushing from outside forces. The author shares her own story...

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