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Category: Homelessness
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Editorial: Forcing homeless people into mental health treatment isn't the way to solve homelessness 28.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Mike Gatto's measure may be well-intentioned, but it won't solve the problems of mentally ill homeless people.

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Boise tweaked camping ban rather than removing it after legal challenge. Could that work in Denver? 27.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Many in Denver are debating whether to defend or repeal the city's urban camping ban, but another Western city found a third way -- overcoming a legal challenge to its ban by slightly modifying the law.
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Opinion: Do homeless people live in this dilapidated blue bus? You decide 25.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

I'm heartened that so many people go on the homeless count, but how well are they counting?

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L.A. Mayor Garcetti foresees progress on homelessness via talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson 24.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to reach a preliminary agreement with the Trump administration on a joint plan to help combat the city's swelling homeless crisis.

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115 displaced by Fargo nursing home fire; no injuries 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Authorities say about 115 residents of a Fargo nursing home have been evacuated after a fire burned through the roof of the building. No injures were reported.
Homeless count may reveal yet more people living on the street 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The result likely will underestimate the actual number of people sleeping outside or on transit, but the survey provides at least a minimal point-in-time read on the problem.
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Use-of-force incidents against homeless people are up, LAPD reports 22.1.2020 LA Times: Science

An LAPD commander pointed to the city's growing homeless population and an uptick in crimes committed by and against homeless people.

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Ousted female chief files discrimination complaint against the Grammys 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an EEOC complaint filed Tuesday, Deborah Dugan made several bombshell allegations against the Recording Academy — including that her predecessor, Neil Portnow, raped a female artist.
Editorial: Should California force cities to house homeless people? 21.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom's homelessness task force wants to mandate that cities house or shelter homeless people. It might work.

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Annual count of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota takes place Wednesday 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It can be a challenge to determine a precise number of the number of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota and around the country. One way that officials approach that challenge is the annual Point-in-Time count.
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“Don’t fund our eviction”: honey-collecting tribe pleads with US government 20.1.2020 Survival International
Jenu Kuruba have lived with and nurtured the unique flora and fauna of Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. “For centuries we all have been living together as one: the forest, the animals and the tribes”. © Survival Two tribal communities famed for their honey-gathering skills have written to the US authorities urging them to scrap support for a conservation project that could lead to the tribe’s eviction from their ancestral forests. The villagers, members of India’s Jenu Kuruba (“honey collectors”) tribe, object to the US Fish and Wildlife Service funding a project in Karnataka state, home to the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, which was created on their tribal lands. The project is a partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society-India. Its first objective is to “facilitate government-sponsored, voluntary relocation of forest-interior families to new sites outside the forest.” But the Jenu Kuruba are determined to stay in their forests, and view U.S. government money being used in this way as “Aiding and abetting the ...
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Editorial: NIMBYs beware: California could make it harder to block homeless and affordable housing 19.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Blocking frivolous lawsuits would be a smart way to ensure taxpayer dollars for housing aren't wasted or held up by chicanery.

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Letters to the Editor: Will SB 50 result in more affordable housing in California, or just more housing? 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There is plenty of new construction, but much of it is for high-priced condos and apartments. Simply allowing more of that will not fix homelessness.

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Letters to the Editor: Why a closing hospital might make perfect homeless housing 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

All the reasons why a building like St. Vincent's Medical Center would make a perfect place to serve homeless people.

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Rats close Denver’s Liberty Park after spike in homeless camping, city says 15.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver officials are closing Liberty Park downtown Wednesday morning, fearing diseases, bites and more from a rat infestation that grew worse as tents popped up in the area.
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Letters to the Editor: NIMBYs are worse for L.A. than the homelessness crisis 15.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The opponents of a Griffith Park shelter show that the only thing worse than the homelessness crisis are people who prevent any solution.

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Police Said They Wouldn’t Be “Confrontational.” Then They Came in Riot Gear to Arrest Homeless Moms. 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
Before dawn on Tuesday, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office descended on a residential block in West Oakland with armored vehicles, guns drawn. The thirty-some officers—including a contingent in military-style fatigues and helmets—showed up not to respond to a riot or the apocalypse, but rather to enforce the eviction of a handful of mothers and their […]
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Letters to the Editor: We must talk about mental illness and addiction if we want to help the homeless 14.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Handing out jackets, socks, food and other practical items helps, but it does nothing to address mental illness and addiction among homeless people.

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Editorial: Homes for L.A.'s homeless are finally coming online. Now we just need 10,000 more 12.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's good that new housing is coming online. L.A. just needs more of it. Lots more.

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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
This article was produced in partnership with The Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a sweltering Saturday afternoon last June, Crystal Carter took a deep […]
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