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The New York Times

Thomas Fuller

15 May 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Journalists in San Francisco, frustrated at inaction over the city’s homeless crisis, are planning coordinated coverage on the issue.

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

26 April 2016

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Alcoholism affects homeless people around the world, a condition that makes them physically and mentally dependent on alcohol to maintain stable functions. The Oaks shelter in Ottawa serves free daily pours to severe ...

BBC

Helena Merriman

26 April 2016

Medicine Hat, Canada

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The city of Medicine Hat in Canada ended homelessness by giving every person living in the streets a home. The Inquiry looks into whether this "Housing First" approach could work in other cities.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

18 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Covenant House is Philadelphia's only shelter for older adolescents who have run away, been victims of abuse, been sex trafficked or abandoned.

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Joshua McNichols

29 March 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Police officers and social workers both know the problems that the homeless face. That's why, in Seattle, they've decided to come together to solve the problem.

Daily Beast

Peter Slattery

28 March 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Broome Street Academy uses a data-driven, mentoring, and community schooling approach to get over 80 percent of its student population, half of whom are homeless, into college. Broome distances itself from the typical...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

6 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Removing encampments does not help the San Francisco homeless because there are not enough places for them to live off the streets. The city has had a history of projects that have aided the homeless in the past ten y...

NationSwell

Sybile Penhirin

29 February 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Day to day necessities like bras can turn into luxuries for homeless women. Dana Marlowe collects women's old bras and gives them to homeless women.

The New York Times

Glenn Rifkin

17 February 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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It's often difficult for the disadvantaged portion of the population to find meaningful and rewarding work. The start-up ArtLifting takes pieces created by homeless and disabled people, finds buyers and shares the pro...

Bright Magazine

Stacey McKenna

20 January 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Living without shelter often means forgoing “perks” like indoor plumbing. Here’s how nearly 600,000 Americans get by, and how providing public toilets can improve a city's overall sanitation.

The Huffington Post

Melissa Jeltsen

14 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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New Destiny Housing — the only nonprofit in New York City providing low-income rental housing specifically for domestic violence survivors is trying to make it easier for domestic violence survivors to leave their par...

Columbia Flier

Andrew Michaels

22 December 2015

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Frustrated with providing temporary assistance to the homeless, a coalition of Howard County, Maryland churches raised money to purchase a condominium to permanent house a homeless family. The tenant pays 30 percent o...

The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

11 December 2015

Virginia, United States

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Homelessness is rampant, and cities often struggle with creative ways to eliminate the problem. Numerous studies and pilot programs have concluded that simply giving housing to homeless people is a cost-effective and ...

The Nation

James Abro

12 November 2015

New Jersey, United States

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Far too many Americans are homeless, and with congress dragging their feet in implementing funds, it is up to individual places to set up programs to help provide housing. Counties in New Jersey have enacted legislati...

Women's eNews

Léa Bouchoucha

11 November 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The VA has shifted its approach to ending homelessness among veterans. Now, a place to live--more than drug treatment or mental health counseling--is considered the starting point for helping a soldier who is struggli...

WBUR

Bob Oakes

Shannon Dooling

11 November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston-based Veterans Legal Services (VLS) is the only organization of its kind in the state. The nonprofit helps veterans access benefits and navigate civil court proceedings. Its clients are specifically low-income ...

WBUR

Lisa Mullins

Lynn Jolicoeur

4 November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston aims to end chronic homelessness by 2018 by paying special attention to veterans. The city is working with private agencies to find housing units and offer homeless veterans a case worker to ensure that they fi...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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Caller-Times Saturday’s biannual Coastal Bend Social Forum hosted by Del Mar College gathered an array of experts to delve into the issues of domestic violence, labor rights, immigrant rights and homelessness, among o...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Emma Eisenberg

7 October 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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An organization in Detroit is piloting free housing for writers in exchange for staying in the city for three years and revitalizing the community. The program was started through a robust crowdfunding campaign and th...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

15 September 2015

Kirkland, Washington, United States

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Homeless individuals who sleep in their car are often ticketed or woken in the middle of the night, it can also be an especially dangerous sleep setup for women. Lake Washington United Methodist Church started a Safe ...

Coloradoan

Sarah Jane Kyle

11 September 2015

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Although they sit nearly 2,000 miles apart, Burlington, Vermont and Fort Collins, Colorado, both deal with homelessness to a similar degree. That is why when Burlington officials implemented a successful street outrea...

The Ithaca Voice

Aaron Brummer

4 September 2015

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Solider On is an organization that serves homeless veterans in 18 counties across central New York. Of their 180 employees, 92 used to be homeless themselves and another 15 are veterans. They travel everywhere to find...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

11 July 2015

United States

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America has the largest number of homeless women and children in the industrialized world - it’s a depressing statistic exacerbated by a housing crisis that forced thousands of families out onto the street. The first-...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Sarah Zahedi

9 July 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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For 20 years, the Center for Young Women’s Development has been a safe space for thousands of young women ages 16 to 24 who have been incarcerated or are homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area. The center is most reco...

The Press Democrat

Angela Hart

25 June 2015

Sonoma, California, United States

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In a county in California, federal agencies are implementing a model known as Housing First which gets homeless people safe, secure housing before tackling root causes of homelessness.

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