Delaware sees dramatic hike in homelessness amid pandemic
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware has seen a 35% increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness in the past year, though local experts say the total is likely far higher due to the challenges of counting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 60% of that increase were children, according to a recent report from the Housing Alliance Delaware, a statewide nonprofit that performed the countand aims to alleviate issues facing the homeless population
KC sweep of homeless camps causes problems for those helping | The Kansas City Star
The city’s precipitous action in sweeping those living in the homeless camps into hotel rooms for 90 days in April, however well-intended, has caused a fine mess of its own — including damaged hotel rooms, huge spikes in crime calls, alleged threats and assaults, beleaguered hoteliers and guests, and pressing questions about the quickly-arranged program’s financing and administration.
Man Charged With Arson After Burning Down Homeless Person’s Tent – CBS Baltimore
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Hagerstown deputies arrested and charged a 31-year-old man with arson after he allegedly burned down a homeless person’s makeshift tent.
Hillsboro to open first managed homeless camping facility | KOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Hillsboro officials are planning to open the city’s first-ever managed camping facility for homeless people on city-owned property. The camp, located on an undeveloped grassy field south of Southwest Wood Street west of the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, is expected to open in mid-June and last for about six months until winter sheltering becomes available, officials say.
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