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Addressing America’s Homelessness and Squalor: What We Could Do If We Cared

The nation’s homeless could be housed for $10 billion a year, less than the price of one aircraft carrier.

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This Christmas, Over Half a Million Americans Will Struggle with Homelessness

The government estimates ending homelessness would cost around $20 billion, less than Americans spend on Christmas decorations, yet there appears to be little appetite to address the growing problem.

This Christmas, Over Half a Million Americans Will Struggle with Homelessness

While millions of Americans celebrate Christmas this year with loved ones, carving turkey and sharing gifts, others are not so fortunate. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, over half a million of us will spend Christmas on the streets. The government agency estimates that on any given day,

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Wealthy San Franciscans Raising Money to Block Homeless Shelter is Latest Example of Rich Disintegrating Society

The irony of wealthy Silicon Valley employees trying to block a local homeless shelter, as CBS notes, is that homelessness is on the rise in the Bay Area in no small part owing to Silicon Valley itself.

Wealthy San Franciscans Raising Money to Block Homeless Shelter is Latest Example of Rich Disintegrating Society

SAN FRANCISCO -- Residents of San Francisco’s South Beach are organizing to stop a homeless shelter in their affluent neighborhood, having crowdfunded tens of thousands of dollars in a matter of days to fight

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Criminalizing Homeless for Sleeping Outside Is Cruel, Federal Appeals Court Rules

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recognized sitting, lying, or sleeping are all “universal and unavoidable consequences of being human.”

Criminalizing Homeless for Sleeping Outside Is Cruel, Federal Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court ruled the Eighth Amendment against cruel and inhuman punishment prohibits the city of Boise from prosecuting homeless individuals who sleep outside on public property when they have no home or bed in a shelter. Six current and former residents of Boise, Idaho, sued the city over two ordinances that were used to

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As Chicago Removes More Homeless Residents, a Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Evictions

Officials continue to remove homeless people and fail to provide affordable housing.

As Chicago Removes More Homeless Residents, a Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Evictions

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago’s evictions of homeless people, even as officials continue to remove homeless people and fail to provide affordable housing. Andy Thayer, an activist with Uptown Tent City Organizers (UTCO), requested a public assembly permit for a protest encampment at Stewart Mall after the city

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