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Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

16 July 2021

Monterey County, California, United States

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Casa de Noche Buena is a homeless shelter that takes a housing-first approach to providing services, which means almost anyone can find help there. Along with a place to sleep, the shelter also provides wraparound ser...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

24 June 2021

Arizona, United States

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The Central Arizona Shelter Services, with help from the City of Phoenix and federal CARES Act COVID relief money, contracted a local hotel to turn 100 rooms into a shelter for the growing number of seniors experienci...

Portland Tribune

Jim Redden

28 April 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Multnomah County sold its unused Wapato Jail to a developer whose nonprofit partner has used grants and donations to turn the former jail into Bybee Lakes Hope Center, a residential treatment program for unhoused peop...

Mountain Grown Community Radio (KVNF)

Laura Palmisano

1 February 2021

Montrose County, Colorado, United States

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A hotel voucher program in Montrose County, Colorado, provided temporary relief for families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. The program helped 80 people, especially because the sole hom...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

18 January 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A housing complex in Los Angeles was approved and constructed with unprecedented speed and at a much lower cost than traditional homeless housing projects. Using up-cycled shipping containers, the project will include...

WEWS-TV

Mike Brookbank

11 December 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Pandemic shutdowns have led to empty beds at the Cleveland Hostel which it has offered to local homeless shelters to help lighten their load. Although the hostel only offers several dozen beds, it’s filling a critical...

The Seattle Times

Danny Westneat

27 November 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Tiny homes are providing shelter, warmth, and security for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The insulated homes measure 96 square feet and offer a relatively affordable alternative to tent encampments whic...

Vox

Julia Belluz

19 November 2020

Vermont, United States

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The state of Vermont has been able to keep COVID-19 cases to a minimal, at least in part by focusing on offering preventive protections for the most at-risk and vulnerable – such as the unhoused. The state's response ...

USA Today

Ethan Bakuli

11 November 2020

Chittenden County, Vermont, United States

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Canal Street Veterans Housing was instrumental in ending veteran homelessness in Chittenden County, Vermont. The program provided two years of transitional housing for veterans and their families, job training service...

QNotes

Chris Rudisill

30 October 2020

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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There's Still Hope provides temporary housing for members of the LGBTQ community - focusing especially on transgender women. Participants in the outreach program are given housing, a grocery stipend, transportation pa...

Boulder Weekly

Emma Athena

29 October 2020

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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In Boulder, Colorado those working to address the increasing rate of homelessness are reallocating resources to support longterm housing options as opposed to the traditional temporary services – such as shelters. Alt...

The Current

Christiaan Mader

26 October 2020

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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In southwestern Louisiana, the Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness and Housing wrangled 19 hotels into a makeshift network during the pandemic to house people experiencing homelessness. With help from Beacon C...

Queens Daily Eagle

Ilyssa Daly

12 October 2020

New York, New York, United States

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When jails and prisons released people early as a pandemic precaution, New York City responded to the threat of increased homelessness by temporarily housing more than 400 people in hotels while providing them with re...

Boulder Weekly

Emma Athena

1 October 2020

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Tiny home communities across several American cities have helped alleviate homelessness amongst veterans with the work done by the Veterans Community Project (VCP). The organization has successfully housed and served ...

Eugene Weekly

Taylor Griggs

Henry Houston

18 September 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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As smoke from local wildfires created an unhealthy outdoor environment, cities in Oregon looked to expand temporary housing options for those experiencing homelessness. While not all have been successful, the Portland...

Boulder Weekly

Emma Athena

10 September 2020

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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The nonprofit Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement (HOPE) began SafeLot, a program providing an approved parking lot where people living in vehicles can spend the night safely. Safelots have sprung up nationwide,...

BoiseDev

Margaret Carmel

8 September 2020

Boise, Idaho, United States

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An emergency shelter, a housing nonprofit, the City of Boise, and the Boise Police Department came together to coordinate efforts and give assistance to the growing number of residents experiencing homelessness and li...

Boulder Weekly

Emma Athena

27 August 2020

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Housing First, an approach that has helped many cities address homelessness, has failed to make much impact in Boulder thanks to a shortage of permanent housing and complaints that the program suffers from a lack of c...

Chicago Health

Katie Scarlett Brandt

19 August 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Over 100 organizations in Chicago that focus on helping those who are experiencing homelessness are now working together to provide COVID-19 testing and increase housing capacity throughout the city. Although testing ...

The Land

Conor Morris

17 August 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Health officials and Cleveland homeless shelters are working together to prevent a coronavirus outbreak among those who are experiencing homelessness. Mass testing, separate areas for the already tested and those yet ...

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

Conor Morris

13 August 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry homeless shelter kept residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic with mandatory temperature checks at the door, required mask wearing, and lower capacity from 400 to 200 beds. Resid...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Diana Lind

20 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia can look to places such as Denver and New Jersey for examples of how to alleviate homelessness by treating it as a health problem. Many people experiencing homelessness struggle with alcohol, opiate and d...

The Atlantic

Yasmeen Serhan

18 July 2020

England, United Kingdom

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Britain's response to curbing the spread of coronavirus included the "Bring everyone in" operation which brought people experiencing homelessness off the streets and into accommodation - typically empty hotel rooms. T...

Law at the Margins

Ariel Boone

14 July 2020

Oakland, California, United States

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The city of Oakland and local activists use a similar response to the problem – building encampments of "tiny houses" – but there are critical differences between the two programs. An activist group called The Villag...

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

Rachel Dissell

Ginger Christ

8 July 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When COVID-19 emergency plans by Cleveland agencies to reduce crowding in homeless shelters excluded people still living on the streets, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless developed a plan to house people i...

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