By PBS NewsHour
A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S. military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the streets. The camp, run by the group Veterans on Patrol, has grown with the help…
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an organization called Back On My Feet uses running as a catalyst to move people out of homelessness and into jobs.
The biggest challenge for these college students may not be exams or papers, but finding the means to survive. While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and “non-traditional” students, helping them stay, succeed and…
By Aileen Imperial, KCTS
The choir group is supported by Path with Art, a Seattle-based nonprofit with a mission to connect people recovering from homelessness, addiction and other trauma to arts programming.
In September, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti allocated an additional $13 million dollars in city funds to expand subsidies for homeless people. And in November the L.A. City Council declared a “shelter crisis” which provides expanded access to temporary shelters as…
Like many cities with temperate climates, Sarasota, Florida, is struggling with a growing homeless population. A lawsuit against the city argues that the issuance of citations for sleeping outside while there's a lack of resources available has criminalized homelessness. Meanwhile…
By Andrew Mach
Across the country, advocates say the number of cities with municipal bans on camping or sleeping outside has increased 50 percent since 2011. Here is an interactive map showing which cities have implemented the bans.
Homelessness is a nationwide concern, but is especially prevalent in Washington D.C. Last week, near the affluent neighborhood of Georgetown, city officials dismantled a tent city that had sprouted up under a freeway underpass. NewsHour looks at some of those…
There are more than 1,400 homeless people in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Now though, the state is working to get those people off the streets, by giving them jobs and living areas. Special Correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports on the city’s efforts.
By Yena Oh
On Tuesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new programs to tackle homelessness in their respective cities.
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