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What's pushing family homelessness to record levels?

Mar 2, 2015
High rents and a housing subsidy shortage are pushing families into homelessness.
Posted In: homeless, Housing, rental market, homeless families, child homelessness
Coulet Johnson, center, and other then-homeless children watch a performance by circus clowns in 2009 at a Dallas library

As numbers of homeless kids rise, resources fall short

Jan 28, 2015
Government's definition of homelessness omits most children without homes.
Posted In: homeless children, homeless, homelessness
The Star Apartments under construction in December 2012 in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

Cutting health costs by subsidizing housing

Dec 4, 2014
Experiment in housing for homeless is completed in L.A. – and health-care costs fall.
Posted In: homeless, Skid Row, Housing, health care
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What happens when Miley Cyrus blesses your cause

Aug 25, 2014
My Friend's Place raised a lot of money in one day, but experts say "don't get used to it."
Posted In: homeless, mtv, Miley Cyrus, nonprofits
Hungry and Homeless, a photo by James Jordan

Giving homes to the homeless without preconditions

Jun 27, 2014
Research shows that offering aid without preconditions has better results.
Posted In: homeless, Great Recession

At food banks, digital donations go farther

Nov 28, 2013
While food banks would never turn away that can of about-to-expire lima beans, those donations come with a lot of overhead.
Posted In: food banks, Charity, fundraising, homeless

A housing-first solution to chronic homelessness in Nashville

Oct 7, 2013
Nashville's homeless get housing from private landlords in a new experimental program.
Posted In: homelessness, homeless, Nashville

Why homeless kids are harder to count

Jul 30, 2013
The Urban Institute looks to make counting homeless youth more effective.
Posted In: homeless, youth, public policy

A parking lot for the homeless in Phoenix

Jul 17, 2013
The city of Phoenix is increasingly enforcing a law that bans sleeping on the streets. A shelter has made room for displaced homeless people in a parking lot.
Posted In: homeless, arizona

Skid Row was L.A.'s solution for homelessness. Now that's changing

Mar 19, 2013
Los Angeles has long steered its homeless population to a border area of downtown rarely seen except by those who work there and the homeless. Now redevelopment is pressing against Skid Row, and advocates are taking steps to secure homes for the homeless.
Posted In: homeless, los angeles, Skid Row, gentrification

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