Fireman’s Park Homeless Residents Don’t Want City to Force Them Out – NBC Chicago
“Give us a home or leave us alone,” the residents and others chanted at a news conference in Fireman’s Park, where they asked Mayor Lori Lightfoot to direct federal relief money towards housing the homeless.
Halifax hired consultant specializing ‘in empathy-based approaches to homeless encampments’ for $7,000
DiCarlo said the consultant cost the municipality “approximately $7,000,” and didn’t provide any communications advice. In an interview Thursday, Halifax Mutual Aid external spokesperson Campbell McClintock said the consultant fees are further evidence the municipality is taking a “top-down” approach to the issue.
Tiny Home Projects Are Expanding, Offering Homeless Veterans Independence And Security | The American Homefront Project
In cities nationwide, groups addressing veteran homelessness by replacing the traditional shelter model with tiny homes. Six years after the Veterans Community Project started building tiny homes for homeless veterans in Kansas City, the idea is proving to be a big hit
Opinion: Eugene’s homelessness is a humanitarian crisis, not an eyesore | Opinion | dailyemerald.com
In 2019, Eugene had the highest homelessness rate of any city in the entire country. In a supposedly progressive city — without the insane housing prices of New York or Los Angeles — thousands weather the elements on our streets.
Proposed tiny village would shelter homeless
A few months ago, Ashlind Bray was a stay-at-home mom with a passion for helping the homeless. Now, she wants to build a tiny community to help homeless people get back on their feet. Bray is the director of The Tiny Village, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed earlier this year with one goal: build a collection of tiny homes in Knoxville to give temporary, safe housing to Knoxville's homeless population. The project has many zoning hurdles to overcome, but Bray said she wants construction on the village to begin late this year and hopes to open in early 2022.
Phase 3 of Austin’s homeless camping ban has begun: What that means | KXAN Austin
With phase three continuing until Aug. 7, officers are able to make arrests for ordinance violations in situations where people experiencing homelessness refuse to leave an area that has been deemed dangerous. Examples given include if there’s a high risk of fire, flooding or near the scene of a crash. On Aug. 8, any person who violates the camping ordinance could be taken into custody if an officer issues a citation and the person doesn’t voluntarily leave the area. During this phase of the plan, it won’t matter if the area the person is in has been deemed dangerous to health or safety.
The push to clear homeless camps from Venice Beach: ‘I don’t know where we’ll go’ | Los Angeles | The Guardian
“If we’re not here, then I don’t know where we’ll go,” Dawn Little said on a blistering hot morning last week, as cyclists and joggers sped by her tent next to the boardwalk. “I guess we’d find another sidewalk.”
“You have a lot of concentrated wealth and power, and you also have extreme poverty,” she said. “This is how it always goes, criminalization is the default.”
Heroes or vigilantes? Guerneville divided after business owners move homeless camp
Two west county men are being praised as heroes and vilified as vigilantes after organizing the clearing of a downtown Guerneville homeless encampment they say had become a danger to the community and a nuisance to nearby businesses.
Homeless Service Providers, City Employees Told to Use Encrypted App | South Seattle Emerald
Mayor Jenny Durkan has come under fire for deleting text messages and failing to disclose communications that are subject to the State Public Disclosure Act, a potential felony. Unlike using ordinary text messages, sending messages on Signal and other encrypted private messaging apps are effectively exempt from public disclosure.
Homeless population evacuated due to flood
What used to be makeshift shelters and old fire pits remained surrounded by water and one-foot-deep mud. Some residents of the encampment returned days later, to wade through the mire and scavenge for lost belongings.
City of Orange May Face Legal Battle Over Booting Local Homeless Kitchen
Mary’s Kitchen — a longstanding soup kitchen — is fighting efforts by the City of Orange to shut down its operation that also helps clothe and bathe those out on the streets, possibly setting the stage for a legal battle. Orange officials put the kitchen on notice last month.
Volunteers at Mary’s Kitchen off Struck Avenue have until Sept. 18 to cease all philanthropic efforts and vacate the public space the city has annually leased out to them for $1 a year, as the city now says it can no longer tolerate an operation it claims has become a public nuisance “enabling” homelessness.
“It was the encroachment of (the kitchen’s) patrons onto surrounding properties, the issues with current clientele that replaced their previous users, which unfortunately included lots of activity such as drug abuse, alcohol abuse, relieving themselves in public, littering, theft, vandalism …”
Woman at large after plowing car through hotel-turned-homeless shelter, 3 injured - ABC News
A woman is on the run from the police after driving a car through the lobby of a hotel-turned-homeless shelter in New York City.
ODOT to sweep large Salem homeless camps | KOIN.com
Beginning next week, ODOT will focus on 2 campsites they say create safety hazards for residents, drivers and businesses in Marion County. Two of the largest illegal camps on ODOT property are in the Salem-Keizer area.
Los Angeles Goes to War With Itself Over Homelessness - The New York Times
Matt Schwartz, the head of the California Housing Partnership, says that over the next decade the state needs to create 1.2 million more homes for low-income residents and those experiencing homelessness — which would cost roughly $17.9 billion annually.
According to the most recent annual count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, from 2019 to 2020 — the agency did not conduct a count this year because of the pandemic — homelessness in Los Angeles County increased by 12.7 percent, to 66,433 unhoused people; in the city of Los Angeles, the increase was 16 percent, to 41,290 people. In Council District 11, which includes Venice, the figures were up by 40 percent, to 3,165 people. Venice has the largest concentration of homeless people on the Westside, and everyone there agrees that this is a cruel, unsustainable situation.
Tiny Home Projects Are Expanding, Offering Homeless Veterans Independence And Security | KPBS
Six years after the Veterans Community Project started building tiny homes for homeless veterans in Kansas City, the idea is proving to be a big hit. The nonprofit’s campus, with its tidy rows of tiny homes, looks like a miniature version of suburbia. And there are plans to expand — both in Kansas City and across the country.
Homeless Forced Out of Emergency COVID Shelter at Independence Ramada Inn | WKSU
A group of more than 50 men experiencing homelessness are refusing to leave the Ramada Inn in Independence that has been an emergency shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic.
List of potential Portland homeless village sites released | KOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The City of Portland on Friday released a list of city-owned properties that may be developed into villages for those experiencing homelessness.
Kansas City Removes Homeless Camp From Westport, Advocates Say 'They Don't Want Them Seen' | KCUR 89.3 - NPR in Kansas City. Local news, entertainment and podcasts.
“They don’t want them out in public. They don’t want the complaints. They don’t want them seen,” said Misha Smith with the Midwest Homeless Collective.
A Village Of Tiny Homes Will Offer Permanent Housing For Worcester’s Homeless Population
Plans for a community of tiny homes for people experiencing chronic homelessness in Worcester have been announced, with a small village slated to open in 2023. The village, to be located at 264 Stafford St., will have 21 tiny homes that contain a bedroom, bathroom and combination kitchen and living room, contained within about 480 square feet. As of 2019, 84 people in Worcester were chronically homeless, according to data reported to Central Mass Housing.
Westport homeless encampment cleared by city; officials cite safety reasons | News | kctv5.com
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A small group of individuals have set up tents in Penn Valley Park after the city cleared the homeless encampment in Westport.
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