User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Homelessness
Last updated: May 22 2019 12:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Englewood to remove homeless camps along South Platte River 22.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
On Monday, police announced an effort to clean up the growing homeless encampment. The action comes less than a month after a stabbing and altercation involving two homeless men.
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Oreo Mocks Ben Carson Confusion: REO Stands For 'Really Excellent Oreo' 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Can you "explain the disparity in REO rates. Do you know what an REO is?" Rep. Katie Porter (D-Cali.) asked Department of Housing and Urban Department (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson during a hearing on Tuesday. "An Oreo?" Carson responded.
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Newsom creates new task force to address California's rising homeless population 22.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Calling homelessness in California an escalating human crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced the leaders of a task force formed to implement programs aimed at getting people off the streets.

Newsom made the announcement after touring Oakland’s Henry Robinson Multiservice Center, a century-old...

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A homeless man hadn’t seen his family in 20 years. Then a Denver police officer helped him get home. 22.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Officer Alicia Harris worked to connect a man living in a Denver alley with his family, taking bits of information he shared to put together a search for them. On Tuesday, the police department honored Harris with the Unparalleled Community Impact Award for her work helping Arthur Robinson get home.
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Watch: Ben Carson Doesn’t Know What REO Property Is, Asks About ‘An Oreo?’ 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“No, not an OREO. An REO. ‘R-E-O,’” Representative Katie Porter told Carson.
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'You Take Care of Your Own': Ben Carson Defends HUD Plan to Evict 55k Kids 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Carson compared his HUD plan to flight attendants telling passengers to put on their oxygen masks before helping others.
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Homeless High School Student Becomes Valedictorian, Gets 50 College Offers 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tupac Mosley lived on a camp site after his father died and the family struggled to find a permanent home.
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What worked, what didn't, with experimental shelter in Minneapolis? 21.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials and their partners say the "navigation center" was a success -- though costly and not likely to be replicated by the city.
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Helping the homeless: Couple creates mobile shower unit, will begin operating in June 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The van is about halfway done, Jason Jaques said, and the first shower will be available June 4.
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Mobile van will offer showers to homeless in Sauk Rapids 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some time ago, someone asked Nancy Dyson and Jason Jaques, of Sauk Rapids, where they could go to get a shower in the area. They had nothing to offer. So they solved the problem themselves.
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When you find a stray dog, the best thing you can do for it is take it to a shelter 20.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

On April 2, Doobi, a homeless man’s little brown dog, took off from the tent they shared in a West Hollywood alley. As soon as her owner realized that she was gone, he grabbed his phone to post a blizzard of “Lost Dog” notices online.

Someone found the dog nearby, and up went a photo on the local...

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Using environmental laws to stop homeless shelters is counterproductive 19.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The latest figures show there are 8,000 homeless people in San Francisco, yet residents want to use the California Environmental Quality Act to halt the building of a homeless shelter in their city.

I work next to the Santa Ana River in Orange County, where about 700 homeless people...

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Bobby Joe Maxwell, suspected L.A. serial killer whose convictions were overturned, dies at 69 18.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Less than a year after prosecutors dropped all charges against him, a man once accused of killing 10 homeless people in a string of downtown murders has died.

Bobby Joe Maxwell, 69, died in a Los Angeles hospital late last month, said one of his longtime attorneys, Fred Alschuler.

He was buried...

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Force Trump Hotels to Take in Homeless Asylum Seekers, Says Florida Mayor 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"To bring hundreds of people here every week without providing the necessary resources to house and feed them is inhumane," Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said.
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Why homelessness makes it so easy to feed an addiction 17.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: There was a good line in Steve Lopez’s column about addiction and homelessness: “The absence of well-paying jobs and affordable rent can sabotage self-control and crush hope.”

A $20 bill will not buy housing. When someone is down and out, cigarettes, beer and maybe food for a pet...

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Homeless population jumps by thousands across the San Francisco Bay Area 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California is spending millions of dollars to stem the tide of homelessness without much to show for it. The latest evidence of that arrived Thursday, when several Bay Area cities and counties reported that their latest tallies of homeless people revealed big increases.

San Francisco saw a 17%...

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Large majority of Minnesota homeless people have a mental illness 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new study from the Wilder Foundation indicates nearly two thirds of Minnesota's homeless population is living with a mental health condition, which can exacerbate their difficulty finding and keeping housing.
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A onetime addict on skid row has something to say about the homeless problem 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It was one of those digital town hall chats on social media, and the subject was one that impacts almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles — homelessness.

The conversation, by residents of Eagle Rock, Highland Park and southwest Pasadena, was fueled by a story my colleague Gale Holland wrote. She...

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In L.A. and the Bay Area, environmental law is used to block homeless shelters 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earlier this spring, residents of a San Francisco waterfront neighborhood put up a plea on GoFundMe, seeking to raise $100,000 to file a lawsuit under one of California’s landmark environmental laws.

The fundraiser, which surpassed its goal, wasn’t intended to fight a toxic waste facility or industrial...

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A onetime addict on L.A.’s skid row has something to say about the homeless problem 15.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was one of those digital town hall chats on social media, and the subject was one that impacts almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles — homelessness.

The conversation, by residents of Eagle Rock, Highland Park and southwest Pasadena, was fueled by a story my colleague Gale Holland wrote. She...

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