Camping ban bill sent to governor after Texas House approves amendments | The Texas Tribune
Texas is poised to outlaw homeless encampments across the state after the House signed off on the Senate’s changes to House Bill 1925, sending it to the governor for final approval. The bill would make camping in an unapproved public place a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500. Cities may not opt out of the ban or discourage enforcement of it.
Exclusive: HUD's Marcia Fudge Says She's Ready To Fight Homelessness As Head Of Panel | Delaware First Media
"It is a top priority not just of mine, but of the president and the vice president. One of the first things that they said to me was that we're going to make homelessness, and the eradication of homelessness, a priority in this administration," says Fudge. "We want every single person, no matter their station, to find a way to get out of, not just off the streets, but even out of shelters."
Some housed, some walk away from hotel program for Oceanside homeless - The San Diego Union-Tribune
OCEANSIDE — In the two months since Oceanside began providing temporary hotel rooms for homeless people in the city, an almost-equal number of participants have either found some type of help or returned to the streets.
Flyer Ridiculing Novato Homeless Encampment Posted At Nearby Shopping Center – CBS San Francisco
NOVATO (KPIX) — A Novato homeless encampment that has been in turmoil for the past year has come under attack once again. This time, a flyer ridiculing the campsite and its supposed benefits has been circulating.
Homeless advocates call on city leaders to hold off efforts to close homeless encampment
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A popular homeless encampment in Nashville is being cleared out.
Is Permanent Housing the Real Homeless Solution? - SM Mirror
If there’s a solution, it may be to deal with underlying psychological and economic factors leading to homelessness, rather than putting more and more money into housing development.
“Having to be moved like cattle is ridiculous.” Hundreds ponder what’s next as city-sanctioned homeless camping is expected to end | Salem Reporter
Since March of last year, the city of Salem had allowed camping in Wallace Marine Park and Cascades Gateway Parks to prevent the spread of Covid among the city’s homeless population. The arrangement gave hundreds of houseless people a rare modicum of stability. Now, questions swirl in minds of camp residents.
Commissioner Ryan proposes six managed homeless villages | KOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — The City Council is considering how to spend the remaining $67 million of Portland’s first-year federal American Rescue Plan Act funding.
Durkan says Seattle Public Schools need to clear homeless camp near school | KOMO
SEATTLE — For months KOMO News has been covering the homeless encampment on Seattle Public Schools property behind Broadview Thomson K- 8 school in Seattle’s Bitter Lake community.
The people under the highway: Oakland homeless building their own future - La Prensa Latina Media
Oakland, California, Jun 3 (EFE).- Tired of living in unsafe and unhealthy conditions, a group of homeless people in Oakland, California, have built their own village, creating for themselves under a local highway a vibrant community with shower, kitchen, vegetable gardens, a store and even a medical clinic. “Feels like a safe place to be. It’s like a neutral zone around here. I look at this place as an esteem builder. I come here to eat, to help, to connect with other folks,” EFE learned from Kathy, a middle-aged women with long brown hair who has been homeless for six years and is a victim of domestic violence.
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