User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Homelessness
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Seattle restores $1M for hygiene services for homeless 22.2.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle officials have restored $1 million for hygiene and emergency services for homeless people after the city slashed some funding as part of a shift toward a new strategy to address homelessness....
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Why arresting people for being homeless is a terrible way to provide services 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Times Editorial Board’s suggestion that “officers need to have the resources to offer a homeless person an alternative to a citation or arrest on the spot” perpetuates the notion that homeless people who are arrested are service-resistant, or that there are services that can...

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Landlord battles haunt Twin Cities low-income renters 22.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Past problems with a landlord don't die easily. They can make it nearly impossible for some to find affordable housing quickly. That's especially true for would-be renters in a tight rental market with "UDs" on their record.
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L.A. lawmakers pledge 222 units of homeless housing in each of their districts 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A group of Los Angeles lawmakers pledged Wednesday to avoid not-in-my-backyard battles over where destitute residents should be housed, promising to back a minimum number of new supportive housing units for homeless people in the districts they represent.

The City Council resolution would not be...

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Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior' 22.2.2018 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior....
California mayors push state for funding to address homelessness 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Abortion rights group endorses congressional candidate who talks about her own unplanned pregnancy 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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L.A. wants more money for homeless encampment sweeps 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The city of Los Angeles has a mounting backlog of requests from the public to clean homeless encampments, prompting the city’s Bureau of Sanitation to seek millions of dollars more to pay for the sweeps.

Clean Streets Los Angeles, a program started by Mayor Eric Garcetti, has nearly 6,000 requests...

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Essential California: As homeless camps explode in L.A. suburbs, residents fear they will become permanent 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 21, and here’s what’s happening across California:


As Southern California’s homeless population has exploded in recent years, the South Bay and Harbor areas have seen their own surge, with an estimated...

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After a week without food, skid row activist still hungry to make a statement about housing shortage 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Kaleb Havens could have given up candy, pizza or tacos for the 46 days of Lent.

That would have been reasonable, right?

Instead the 30-year-old Catholic Worker activist gave up all food last week, on Ash Wednesday, and began a hunger strike.

Havens also chained himself to a fence on skid row, at...

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As homeless camps explode in L.A. suburbs, residents fear they will become permanent 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In the shadow of the roaring 110 Freeway in West Carson, Jennifer Morris stepped out of the portable restroom and washed her hands in a nearby sink.

Morris’ pajama bottoms and shirt were covered in dirt, but she said she hadn’t felt this clean in months.

Morris, 41, lost her job at a pet rescue...

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From the Archives: Homeless coping with 1985 winter 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For the winter of 1985, homeless persons in Los Angeles doubled up underneath freeways and in shantytowns.

This photo by Ken Lubas appeared in the Nov. 24, 1985, Los Angeles Times. On the print's attached caption sheet, Lubas added:

Don Culshaw, 24, left, playing solitaire, and Bernard Acquin,...

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Photo gallery: Orange County's riverside homeless begin trading tents for motels 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Orange County's riverside homeless begin trading tents for motels
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Man arrested in killings of two Las Vegas homeless men 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection with the killings of two homeless men in Las Vegas and the shooting of two other people, authorities said Tuesday.

Joshua Castellon, 26, of Las Vegas is being held in custody by federal authorities on a weapons charge, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan...

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Judge approves shutdown of large California homeless camp 21.2.2018 AP National
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Southern California authorities took steps Tuesday toward shutting down a large homeless encampment and relocating hundreds of tent-dwellers to motel rooms under a court-supervised deal with lawyers who sued to protect their rights....
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Orange County's riverside homeless begin trading tents for motel vouchers, other aid as camp is cleared 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A crowd of homeless people, wearing hoodies and woolen hats in the morning cold, lined up along the Santa Ana River trail early Tuesday to collect motel vouchers before having to leave Orange County’s largest homeless camp.

As they inched forward to an area manned by county officials, workers tried...

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Essential California: Trump still at war with state over earthquake early warning system 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Feb. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:


The Trump administration’s budget proposal released last week again zeroed out funding for the earthquake early warning program administered by the...

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RTD to shut down parts of A-Line rail service this weekend 20.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Regional Transportation District will put in place its second partial closure of rail service on the University of Colorado A-Line this weekend, with buses covering the segment between Union Station and Central Park Station.
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For David Carter, the federal judge at center of clash between O.C. officials and riverbed homeless, his roll-up-his-sleeves style is nothing new 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The defendant, facing prison for violating his probation, stood in a federal courtroom asking for another chance.

The judge asked if he had any gang tattoos.

No, the defendant insisted. Just one of my mom, and one of my ex.

Because the judge in this case was David Carter, what happened next was...

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Transit-oriented development? More like transit rider displacement 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For five years, pundits, planners, and policy-makers have scratched their heads at Los Angeles’ steep public transit ridership decline: a 21% decrease on buses,15% in total. To explain it, they cite ride-sharing, cheap gas, even the law that lets undocumented immigrants get licenses to drive. ...

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