Tag Archives: Homelessness

Ontario Announces North America’s First Test Of Universal Basic Income By
The province of Ontario will start its pilot project testing universal basic income in three Canadian cities this summer, premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Monday. About 4,000 residents of Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay will...
Houston Police Force Homeless To Throw Away Donated Food, Blankets By
Houston, TX (ANALYSIS) — Local activists attempting to hand out food and gifts were shocked on Thursday afternoon when Houston police forced the homeless to throw away the donations.  Around 1 pm on Thursday,  several individuals met in downtown Houston to distribute...
San Francisco Judges Dismiss 66,000 Arrest Warrants Against The Homeless By
The United States, despite often advertising itself as the world’s “most developed” nation, has a major problem with homelessness, with approximately 3.5 million currently living with no place to call home. Even though vacant houses outnumber the nation’s homeless...
US Could Eliminate Homelessness Among Veterans With ‘Functional Zero’ Cities By
MINNEAPOLIS — Cities across America are finding some success in their efforts to eradicate homelessness among veterans. A January 2014 report from the Housing and Urban Development Department, citing the annual Point-in-Time Count of homeless individuals in the U.S.,...
London Moves To Criminalize Homelessness By
The homeless people in Hackney, London are facing expulsion from the street due to a new law will allow the police to give out fines and other legal penalties to homeless people who are found loitering, begging and sleeping in commercial places. This “Public Space Protection...
Utah Nearly Abolishes Chronic Homelessness By
A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent. The state’s success story has generated headlines around the...
It’s Unconstitutional To Ban The Homeless From Sleeping Outside, The Federal Government Says By
We all need sleep, which is a fact of life but also a legally important point. Last week, the Department of Justice argued as much in a statement of interest it filed in a relatively obscure case in Boise, Idaho, that could impact how cities regulate and punish homelessness. Boise,...
Empty Homes Outnumber The Homeless 6 To 1, So Why Not Give Them Homes? By
MINNEAPOLIS — Millions of Americans experience homelessness every year, and yet they’re outnumbered by vacant homes and government-owned buildings. A growing number of activists are calling for these empty spaces to be filled with the humans living on America’s...
With New Mayor, Washington Still Facing Homeless ‘Crisis’ One Year After Girl’s Disappearance By
Nick warms himself on a steam grate with three other homeless men by the Federal Trade Commission, just blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. WASHINGTON — Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd was crammed into a single room...
Breaking New Ground For Homeless Native Veterans By
WASHINGTON — Like many U.S. military veterans, American Indian and Alaska Natives struggle with homelessness and a lack of support services following their time in the military — especially if they were hoping to settle down on tribal lands. On Jan. 30, however,...