User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Homelessness
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A woman raised thousands of dollars to help a homeless man who spent his last $20 to buy her gas 24.11.2017 Washington Post
Kate McClure started a GoFundMe campaign that has raised more than $250,000 to help get Johnny Bobbit Jr. back on his feet.
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A holiday feast for D.C.’s homeless: Turkeys, green beans and ‘all the smiles’ 24.11.2017 Washington Post
A holiday feast for D.C.’s homeless: Turkeys, green beans and ‘all the smiles’
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Thanksgiving help for the homeless: 'We haven't seen numbers like this since the Great Depression' 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Thanksgiving meals will be served to thousands of homeless and near-homeless individuals today on Skid Row and in Pasadena and Canoga Park amid calls for donations and volunteers for the rest of the year.

The Midnight Mission will serve Thanksgiving brunch to nearly 2,500 homeless and near-homeless...

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In the woods and the shadows, street medicine treats the nation’s homeless 23.11.2017 Washington Post
In the woods and the shadows, street medicine treats the nation’s homeless
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Judge rips Colorado AG’s case against foreclosure giant as “groundless and frivolous,” orders state to pay attorneys’ fees 23.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado attorney general’s office was so haphazard and reckless in its failed pursuit to prove former foreclosure king Larry Castle and his law firm had defrauded thousands of consumers that it now must pay his attorneys’ tab to defend him – an amount that easily could toll into the millions of dollars.
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3D printed modular units for the homeless would use under-utilized vertical walls 23.11.2017 TreeHugger
This project proposes bringing back the single-room occupancy unit, but built vertically up on New York City's walls.
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Woman raises money for homeless man who helped her 22.11.2017 AP Top News
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him....
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"My Son Is Not a Personal Problem": How Women Veterans Are Treated as Second-Class Citizens 22.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
This article was published by Major Jas Boothe is strong. The first time I met her she scooped me up and carried me, like an old-timey groom walking their bride over the threshold. That's a bold move with a new acquaintance, but she has plenty of reasons to be self-assured: She's a veteran, a cancer survivor, and she raised her oldest son by herself, while she was homeless. After she spent the mid-2000s struggling to navigate the Veterans Affairs (VA) system, and finding the resources for homeless women -- and particularly mothers -- lacking, Boothe founded Final Salute to support other veterans struggling to convince the military that their roles as mothers and as soldiers were inseparable. I spoke with Major Boothe about her life and the maze of challenges that women veterans face as members of the military as well as caregivers in their own families. Kate Bahn: Can you tell us a brief overview of what you and your family went through when you were in the army and immediately ...
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An Affordable Housing Movement Is Rising From the Wreckage of the Foreclosure Crisis 22.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! In late September, activists staged actions in 45 cities to draw attention to predatory rent practices and vast cuts to Housing and Urban Development funding. "Renters Week of Action" was partially inspired by a report put out by the Right to the City Alliance (RTC) highlighting solutions to the problems tenants now face after the foreclosure crisis. "The majority of all renters pay an unaffordable rent," Darnell Johnson of RTC told In These Times. "Eviction, rising rents and gentrification are racial, gender and economic violence harming our people." The coordinated actions stem from a long history. The rent control movement gained momentum during the late 1970s and early 1980s, spreading beyond New York City and taking hold in California. In 1978, California voters approved Proposition 13, which lowered property taxes throughout the state. Many believed that the savings would mean lower home ...
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7-year-old launches campaign to help homeless in Colorado Springs 22.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
A Colorado Springs second-grader started a small-scale holiday benefit for the homeless last year, and this year, Kids Care Too has grown into a community-wide project.
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American once held prisoner in North Korea found burning in San Diego park, dies of injuries 22.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Investigators suspect the death of a 38-year-old man who was found on fire in the Mission Bay Park area on Friday was an accident or a suicide, San Diego police said Tuesday.

An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was driving west on Pacific Highway near Sea World Drive about 11:30 p.m....

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$13,000 payback for Philadelphia homeless man who spent his last $20 helping NJ woman 22.11.2017 News
When Kate McClure, 27, ran out of gas and was stranded on an I-95 exit ramp late at night, a homeless man came to her rescue. McClure and her boyfriend have raised more than $13,000 to give him a fresh start in life.
Trial wrapping up in case that sparked immigration debate 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Jurors will consider dueling arguments Tuesday that either a homeless man killed a woman at a San Francisco pier by accident or while playing a sick game.

Lawyers offered both portraits Monday in closing arguments at the murder trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate. The defense was scheduled to finish...

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Can South Los Angeles do revitalization without gentrification and displacement? 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Los Angeles leaders are considering a new blueprint for development in South L.A.

The City Council is expected to vote this week on two new community plans for South and Southeast Los Angeles. The votes come as the city launches an ambitious push to rewrite...

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Many college students will be homeless, hungry and alone this Thanksgiving | Perspective 21.11.2017 News
While several universities and colleges have recognized food insecurity as a growing problem, few, if any, institutions have sought to understand the scope of this issue - or to recommend long-term solutions.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe ousted by own party, refuses to step down 19.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The near-four decade rule of Robert Mugabe appeared to be coming to an end after the ruling ZANU-PF party voted to remove him, but Mugabe appeared defiant in a Sunday evening televised address.
Urban Peak gives light, hope to “invisible” teens on the street 19.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
From its drop-in center to its 40-bed shelter, Urban Peak works daily to provide at-risk teenagers and young adults ages 15-24 in Colorado with support and a safe place to live.
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Homeless man burned to death near Mission Bay 19.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Police are investigating the case of an unidentified homeless man who burned to death in a field near Mission Bay, authorities said.

An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer spotted the fire on a vacant lot just north of Pacific Highway near Seaworld Drive about 11:30 p.m Friday, according...

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Hidden underground bunker, tunnel with 1,000 bikes found in homeless encampment 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As Orange County officials clear out homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River, they are making some unexpected discoveries,

In one area, they found an underground bunker accessible from a wooden hatch camouflaged with dirt.

In another, more than 1,000 bicycles tucked in a separate tunnel...

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Ousted Caracas mayor reaches Spain after fleeing Venezuela 18.11.2017 Washington Post: World
Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma has arrived in Madrid a day after he escaped from house arrest in Venezuela and slipped past security forces into Colombia.
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