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California Homelessness

New California Law Gives Free IDs To Homeless People So They Can Access Housing, School

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact

The thing that often stands in the way of a homeless person and housing is just a state-issued identification. But a new law in California is making s...

Homeless Dad On The 1 Thing That Could Help Him Get Job | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact

BERKELEY, Calif.–During the day, the northern end of Telegraph Avenue is filled with students, street vendors, and panhandlers. Stay out late enough...

Politician Who Helped Bail Out Wall Street Spends Week In Homeless Shelter, Donates $500

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari appears to be determined to prove to every Californian he's the man for the job, regardless of where ...

Compassionate Homeless Man Shares Meal With Stranger When Others Wouldn't

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

There's no correlation between the size of your bank account and the size of your heart. A video originally posted on July 28 by Facebook group Spr...

California Gubernatorial Candidate Lives As Homeless Person For A Week, Says Couldn't Find Job

Associated Press | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test...

Teen Goes From Sleeping In Car To High School Graduate, Thanks To 1st Of Its Kind Program In L.A.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact

Nora Perez wants to become an FBI agent someday. Although that may be an ambitious goal for any recent high school graduate to have, it's even more so...

State Assembly Passes Groundbreaking Homelessness Legislation

The Sacramento Bee | JEREMY B. WHITE | Posted 06.24.2013 | San Francisco

Citing the need to ensure equal treatment for indigent Californians, lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a homeless rights bill that they said has been narr...

Is A 'Homeless Bill Of Rights' Actually All Wrong? | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact

Several weeks ago, state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) proposed a sweeping set of protections for the homeless that have sparked almost as...

Homeless Man Gets Shelter In Exchange For Taking Care Of Cemetery

Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact

After years of voluntarily helping police keep his neighborhood safe, Donald "Shortstack" Oliver has earned a roof over his head. Homeless for thre...

Homelessness Myth #22: They Have Enough Money

Christine Schanes | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Do homeless people have $7? And if they need to get $7, how do they get it?