By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Casey Kuhn
In order to protect themselves and their communities from the novel coronavirus outbreak, Americans across the country are staying home. But what happens to those who don’t have one? Stephanie Sy reports on how people experiencing homelessness are uniquely vulnerable…
By Janie Har, Associated Press
California officials have vowed repeatedly to get the roughly 150,000 people experiencing homelessness indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
The mantra of the Dallas Street Choir is “homeless, not voiceless.” Some 2,000 singers have passed through the group in the last five years, seeking support, artistic expression and community as they contend with life on the streets. The organization…
Roughly a quarter of all homeless Americans live in California, where the rate of homelessness has increased 16 percent in the past year. Facing pressure from his constituents and President Trump, Gov. Gavin Newsom has made the issue his top…
By Harry Zahn
Kenan Pala's idea for Kids4Community came out of his family's experience. He said he learned to volunteer “as soon as I learned to walk.”…
By Chris Grygiel, Associated Press
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he wants to spend more than $300 million from the state’s emergency budget reserve to add 2,100 shelter beds and provide other help to combat homelessness.
More than 40 states currently allow people who receive welfare benefits to become eligible automatically for food stamps, or SNAP. But the Trump administration has announced new rules to restrict that automatic eligibility, meaning 3 million may stop receiving food…
By Mary Ellen Geist
Communities across the country are struggling to create jobs and reduce homelessness. In Detroit, a nonprofit called Empowerment Plan has found a way to address both problems. The organization helps people in need with a unique, multipurpose garment, employment and…
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched a major expansion aimed to improve veteran health care by opening up access to private doctors. But critics say the program offloads government responsibility to the private sector. Judy Woodruff sits down with…
The inhumanity of being on street without the security of a home is a very debilitating experience, says Joe Wilson, the executive director of the Hospitality House in San Francisco. And for those who have nothing, it's the "harshness in…
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