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Trying to Fix Its Homelessness Problem, But It’s Slow Going

Silicon Valley is Trying to Fix Its Homelessness Problem, But It’s Slow Going, by John Light, 11/6/15

Up until last December, Silicon Valley’s “Jungle” provided a stark example of the growing inequalities of post-recession America. A homeless encampment that existed along the banks of Coyote Creek in San Jose for four decades, the Jungle’s population swelled in recent years as the tech industry exploded, sending housing prices in the city soaring. Poorer residents of San Jose — and of Santa Clara County, in which the city resides — found it impossible to pay their rising rents and... Read More

Cardboard house for the Homeless

Cardborigami: Designed to Help the Homeless, by Justine Testado, 7/31/13

The Cardborigami shelter is on display at the Berkshire Museum's latest exhibit, "PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material" until October 2013.

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An Uncomfortable Truth about Homelessness in San Francisco

An Uncomfortable Truth about Homelessness in San Francisco, by Dan Moore 10/29/15

The beloved local newspaper columnist Herb Caen once said, “If I do go to heaven, I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does who goes to heaven. He looks around and says, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’”

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First Lady Michelle Obama Releases Video Encouraging Landlords to Help End Veteran Homelessness

First Lady Michelle Obama Release Video Encouraging Landlords to Help End Veteran Homelessness, 11/5/15

“You all have the power to open doors for Vets, and give them the stability they deserve, and help our country solve an issue that has been swept under the rug for far too long,” Mrs. Obama says.  

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Money alone won’t end homelessness in Seattle

Money alone won’t end homelessness in Seattle, by Jon Talton, 11/7/15

Many people spend each night sleeping on the Marion Street Ferry Walkway, including the section that sits directly under Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct. In the morning, ferry commuters walk past people sleeping on the ground.

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Helping Homeless Women Feel Beautiful, One Haircut at a Time

This Salon Is Helping Homeless Women Feel Beautiful, One Haircut at a Time, by Theresa Avila, 11/9/15

Getting a haircut can mean leaving a beauty salon with a new attitude. But it can also be a pricey experience.

One salon in Boston is cutting that price factor by offering free haircuts one day a month to women who are homeless, CBS in Boston reports. The Women's Lunch Place, a shelter and organization that supports women... Read More

Shaming the poor ignores the reality of poverty

Shaming the poor ignores the reality of poverty, by Michelle Singletary, 10/30/15

Supermarkets are already overstocking their shelves with traditional Thanksgiving food items. But in many homes, there will be people who won’t have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or a meal at all that day.

Typically at the beginning of the month, I select a personal finance book with wisdom or strategies to help individuals improve their financial situation. This time, I want to take you out of your comfort zone. I’m recommending a book that looks at the deep levels of poverty most of us... Read More

Crime of Being Homeless

Tide Starts To Turn Against The 'Crime' Of Being Homeless, by Pam Fessler, 11/3/15

Work crews in Honolulu recently dismantled wooden shacks and tents that lined city streets and housed almost 300 people.

It was the latest example of a city trying to deal with a growing homeless population, and responding to complaints that these encampments are unsafe, unsanitary and, at the very least, unsightly.

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'Close To Home' Puts A Face On Denver's Homeless

Leanne Wheeler, an aerospace engineer, says she never thought she'd become homeless, by

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El Nino vs. Homeless

Homeless Along San Diego River Warned Of El Niño, by Susan Murphy, 10/28/15

Homeless advocates are scrambling to help unsheltered men, women and children ahead of El Niño — especially those living along the flood-prone... Read More

Did you know that it’s against the law in more than 50 U.S. cities to give food to a homeless person?

Yet another place the homeless aren’t welcome: Reagan National Airport, by Petula Dvorak, 11/2/15

Did you know that it’s against the law in more than 50 U.S. cities to give food to a homeless person?

That nearly half of our cities prohibit people from sleeping in cars (according to a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty)? And that more than half of the nation’s cities make it a crime to sit or lie down in certain public spaces?

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San Diego apartments to rent for $350 a month

New, trendy downtown San Diego apartments to rent for $350 a month, by Jonathan Horn, 10/23/15

SAN DIEGO - Studio apartments at trendy East Village complexes at 13th and Market streets rent for more than $1,800 a month, but the ones they're building across the street are going to go for a fraction of that.

Pat Brady spent 14 years sleeping on the streets of San Diego. Next month, he'll be living large in one of downtown's most exclusive neighborhoods.

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