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Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Los Angeles

A federal judge has found that L.A. city officials doctored records in a case over homeless camp cleanups

City of Los Angeles altered, created documents, damaging credibility in a homeless property seizure case. [ more ]
Miami Herald
5 months ago
Miami

Homeless Miamians get $300,000 settlement after city trashed their personal property

Miami will pay a $300,000 settlement to four people experiencing homelessness after their personal belongings were trashed by city workers during street cleanups.
As part of the settlement, the city has agreed to stop immediately discarding personal items swept off the sidewalk during cleanups and give individuals 90 days to recover their property. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
New York City

New York Spends Millions on Mental Health Street Teams. Do They Work?

New York City's program to treat mentally ill homeless people has not been operating effectively, according to an audit.
Fewer than a third of the people in the program regularly took their prescribed medications, and one in four never met with a psychiatrist or nurse. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
5 months ago
Public health

Homeless people in Toronto more likely to get COVID again compared to housed population: study | CBC News

Homeless individuals have high rates of COVID-19 reinfection, likely due to increased exposure in crowded settings and underlying health conditions.
Serological testing detected more COVID reinfections among homeless individuals than PCR and rapid antigen testing. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Pastor Faces Charges For Giving The Homeless A Place To Sleep

Religious freedom does not exempt churches from zoning laws
Church pastor facing criminal charges for allowing homeless people to take refuge in his church [ more ]
WSJ
5 months ago
Law

Supreme Court to Weigh City Efforts to Prohibit Homeless Camps

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether municipalities can prohibit homeless people from camping in public spaces when they have nowhere else to go.
The case involves civil ordinances in Grants Pass, Oregon, which were found to violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. [ more ]
Chalkbeat
6 months ago
Education

Migrant families and schools brace for wave of shelter evictions

The first 60-day eviction notices for migrant families staying in city shelters are starting to expire.
The eviction of families with children marks a shift in the city's policy on homelessness as Mayor Eric Adams grapples with a growing shelter population. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
6 months ago
East Bay (California)

City seeing mixed results halfway through Strategic Housing Blueprint - Austin Monitor

The city of Austin is making progress in preserving affordable housing and building new housing, but is far behind on its district-based goals for affordable housing and permanent supportive housing for the homeless.
The city's east side districts have added more housing stock than their west side counterparts, with District 4 leading in progress towards its housing goal. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
6 months ago
California

Newsom Supports $6.4B Bond for Housing and Mental Health

A $6.38 billion bond measure on California's ballot in March would provide $2 billion to counties for building homes and converting buildings into housing for homeless residents.
The bond measure, known as Proposition 1, aims to address homelessness, addiction, and mental health by funding housing and treatment programs across the state.
If passed, counties would need to invest a portion of their Mental Health Services Act tax dollars in housing programs, with half of that money going towards the chronically homeless or those living in tents. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
6 months ago
East Bay (California)

Alameda briefs: Volunteers needed to count homeless population Jan. 25

The city of Alameda will conduct a biannual Point-in-Time (PIT) count to survey homelessness in the city.
Volunteers will be asked to survey individuals sleeping outdoors and in unsheltered conditions. [ more ]
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San Jose Spotlight
6 months ago
San Francisco

San Jose safe parking for homeless residents delayed - San Jose Spotlight

The city of San Jose is spending nearly $2 million to lease land for a safe parking site for homeless people living in their vehicles.
Councilmembers, residents, and advocates are frustrated with the slow pace of progress and want things done quicker. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
6 months ago
East Bay real estate

San Jose homeless housing expansion highlights cost concerns - San Jose Spotlight

San Jose is allocating millions of dollars to double the capacity of its oldest temporary housing site for homeless residents.
Operating costs for temporary housing sites in San Jose are expected to skyrocket to $70 million by 2028-29. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
6 months ago
San Francisco

San Jose safe parking for homeless residents delayed - San Jose Spotlight

The city of San Jose is spending nearly $2 million to lease land for a safe parking site for homeless people living in their vehicles.
Councilmembers, residents, and advocates are frustrated with the slow pace of progress and want things done quicker. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
6 months ago
East Bay real estate

San Jose homeless housing expansion highlights cost concerns - San Jose Spotlight

San Jose is allocating millions of dollars to double the capacity of its oldest temporary housing site for homeless residents.
Operating costs for temporary housing sites in San Jose are expected to skyrocket to $70 million by 2028-29. [ more ]
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www.eastbaytimes.com
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Alameda mayor: Consider CERT training enrollment in this new year

Consider enrolling in CERT training to provide emergency assistance in a disaster.
Alameda is in need of more CERT volunteers. [ more ]
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Defector
6 months ago
Digital life

The Worst Of 2023 | Defector

The murder of tech executive Bob Lee has sparked reactions from the tech industry.
The tech industry criticizes San Francisco's handling of crime and homelessness. [ more ]
sfist.com
6 months ago
San Francisco

SF Finally Getting Somewhat Better at Filling Long-Vacant Supportive Housing Units

San Francisco has cut the vacancy rate at supportive housing sites nearly in half, from 7.8% to 11.5%.
About a dozen of the overall 150-some single-room occupancy hotels (SROs) account for a third of all the vacant rooms. [ more ]
Defector
6 months ago
Digital life

The Worst Of 2023 | Defector

The murder of tech executive Bob Lee has sparked reactions from the tech industry.
The tech industry criticizes San Francisco's handling of crime and homelessness. [ more ]
sfist.com
6 months ago
San Francisco

SF Finally Getting Somewhat Better at Filling Long-Vacant Supportive Housing Units

San Francisco has cut the vacancy rate at supportive housing sites nearly in half, from 7.8% to 11.5%.
About a dozen of the overall 150-some single-room occupancy hotels (SROs) account for a third of all the vacant rooms. [ more ]
moresan-francisco
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
East Bay (California)

Opinion: California's struggle with homelessness needs congressional help

Homelessness in the United States has increased by 12% since last year, with California having the highest number of homeless individuals.
The disconnect between income and housing costs is a major factor contributing to homelessness rates, particularly among low-income households. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
6 months ago
San Francisco

2023: San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan's Holiday Message

Happy holidays!We've been through a lot together this year.
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Cell, street, repeat': Prisoners set up to fail with release into homelessness

Thousands of prisoners are being set up to fail by being released with tents and sleeping bags into a revolving door of homelessness, reoffending and jail, despite a major new scheme to house departing inmates, experts have told The Independent.
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
East Bay real estate

Homeless housing projects in Berkeley, San Pablo move forward with state Homekey money

Two planned homeless housing projects are moving forward in the East Bay after millions in state grants were allocated toward putting a roof over the heads of almost a hundred unhoused residents.
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
New York City

The First Step to Get Off the Streets? A Room of His Own.

Theron Truluck has everything he needs, for now, in his 425-square-foot apartment in the Bronx.
Secret NYC
7 months ago
Coffee

Donate A Coat And Score A Free Burger, Coffee & More From These NYC Businesses

Small businesses in NYC are hosting a Winter Coat Drive to help homeless New Yorkers stay warm.
Participants can donate a new or gently worn coat at any of the 15+ locations and receive a free item as a token of appreciation. [ more ]
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Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Los Angeles

Suspect in 'bone-chilling' homeless killings charged with 4 counts of murder

Jerrid Powell has been charged with four counts of murder, one count of robbery, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm
If convicted, Powell faces life in prison without the possibility of parole [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Los Angeles

LA man charged in shooting deaths of homeless men

A Los Angeles man has been charged with murder for the killings of three homeless men and another person at his home
The suspect is also facing special circumstances including multiple murders and murder in the course of a robbery [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Officials Search for Killer Said to Be Preying on the Unhoused'

Los Angeles police are searching for a man believed to have shot and killed three homeless people this week.
Officials are urging homeless people to find shelter until the killer is found. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Los Angeles

Suspect in 'bone-chilling' homeless killings charged with 4 counts of murder

Jerrid Powell has been charged with four counts of murder, one count of robbery, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm
If convicted, Powell faces life in prison without the possibility of parole [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Los Angeles

LA man charged in shooting deaths of homeless men

A Los Angeles man has been charged with murder for the killings of three homeless men and another person at his home
The suspect is also facing special circumstances including multiple murders and murder in the course of a robbery [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Officials Search for Killer Said to Be Preying on the Unhoused'

Los Angeles police are searching for a man believed to have shot and killed three homeless people this week.
Officials are urging homeless people to find shelter until the killer is found. [ more ]
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Secret London
7 months ago
London

Santa Will Be Travelling Through London To Collect Your Old Coats At These Pubs To Support Homelessness This Christmas

Wrap Up London is collecting pre-loved coats to donate to the homeless and vulnerable in London.
Coat drop-off points are located in select Young's pubs in London.
Santa will ride around London in a carriage pulled by horses on the final day of the charity drive. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Public health

New York State Leans on Hospitals to Close Gaps in Social Safety Net

New York State issues guidelines for hospitals to improve communication with care teams and prevent violence.
The state comptroller describes the article as a wake-up call and emphasizes the dire consequences of failing to help the mentally ill.
The New York City Council has taken steps to address gaps in the city's mental health services. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
7 months ago
Brooklyn

Man arrested for series of subway assaults on women: NYPD * Brooklyn Paper

A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with a series of attacks on women on the subway system
Transit crime in New York City increased by 5.7% in October compared to the same period last year. [ more ]
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