As homelessness rises, some states make it illegal to sleep outside 

Aug 11, 2022
In Missouri, it’s now illegal. In Tennessee, it can be a felony. But criminalizing homelessness could make it harder for people to find homes.
Inflation and high rent prices in New York City are contributing the city's ongoing homelessness crisis.
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Life in a hotel turned homeless shelter

May 25, 2020
A California nonprofit takes on the challenging task of providing support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A California hotel room houses a tenant through Project Roomkey.
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For those without homes, social distancing might not be possible

Mar 18, 2020
Homeless shelters in Portland, Oregon, are being asked to make sure people who are coughing sleep in beds six feet away from those who aren't.
Raven Drake has been living in a tent on the Western bank of I-5 in North Portland for the last few months. She’s recently set aside a second tent near hers for sick people to isolate themselves.
Jonathan Levinson

LA homeless advocates have a new tech tool for affordable housing

Feb 21, 2019
LeaseUp aims to make finding homes faster and easier.
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Employed, but still homeless

Jun 17, 2018
One formerly-homeless barista describes working while living out of her car.
"But no, I never thought I'd be here," said Charlene Long, a barista who was formerly homeless. "And here I am, knowing how to make cortados, espressos, macchiatos. I didn't even know what a macchiato was last year. You know, it's crazy." 

LA seeks permanent solution to homeless encampments

Apr 26, 2018
Los Angeles’ homeless population grew by more than 20 percent last year, and three-fourths of that population lives outdoors.
A woman passes a wheelchair-bound homeless man on Spring Street on May 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Los Angeles struggles to house homeless amid Section 8 shortage

Mar 27, 2018
The U.S. homeless population ticked up last year for the first time since 2010, led by a 26 percent percent surge in Los Angeles.
Trash lies beside the Skid Row City Limit mural as the city begins its annual homeless count in Los Angeles, California on Jan. 26, 2018.

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LA homeless survey helps service groups plan and budget

Apr 17, 2017
Agencies need to know who the people are as well as how many.
A Los Angeles survey is looking beyond the statistics to find out who is experiencing homelessness and why.
Carla Green

Homeless donation program focuses on essentials for women

Mar 20, 2017
'Support the Girls' encourages donations of products women need, like feminine hygiene supplies and bras.
Grace Whitley, Support the Girls coordinator for the Dallas area, unloads donations of bras and hygiene products at the Center of Hope homeless shelter for women and children.
Courtney Collins

Los Angeles plans for spending $1.2 billion to help homeless

Jan 16, 2017
Priority for much of the housing money will go to people who’ve been on the streets for a long time, with no respite. But some think more of the money should go to help homeless families.
Manuel Compito, a homeless advocate, at a restaurant on the border of Skid Row in Los Angeles, an area that has become emblematic of the city's homelessness crisis.
Carla Green