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Except at CicLAvia, L.A.'s Streets Are No Work of Art

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It is only Tuesday but it is shaping up to be another great week in L.A. The transformational L.A. happening, CicLAvia Southeast Cities is on the book...

A Solution for Ending Family Homelessness

Ellen L. Bassuk | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Ellen L. Bassuk

As the number of families without homes continues to increase, more attention is being focused on their plight.

200 Jobs Lift DC's Homeless Residents Out of Poverty

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Every week a steady flow of job seekers arrives at the new Wisconsin Avenue office of AimHire. Friendship Place launched the job placement program in ...

Why YOU Need to Unleash Your Inner Fundraiser

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Most of us are raised with definite ideas about money. We're told that asking for money is taboo and that it makes people uncomfortable. Many of us ar...

Solving veteran homelessness in the U.S.

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

In the last few years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revolutionized its service delivery, partnering with homeless services organizations lik...

Jason Cherkis

No Sign Of Paul Ryan At Soup Kitchens, Shelters In His Own District | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan's awkward visit last week to a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen made national headlines and has been the butt of late-night...

Janell Ross

In One U.S. City, Budget Cuts Leave Homeless Without Bathrooms, Water Overnight | Janell Ross | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

Faced with a $200 million deficit accumulated over the past five years, Sacramento, Calif., like many other struggling municipalities, is severely cut...

City Official Suggests Homeless Take Cabs To Overnight Shelters

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

The head of the city's Department of Family and Support Services is under fire Tuesday after suggesting that homeless Chicagoans should take cabs to o...

BEYOND BROKE: City Cuts Overnight Emergency Service For The Homeless

Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Owing to their homeless program's state funding being cut in half, the city's Department of Family and Support Services announced Tuesday that they ha...

Court Program Helps Homeless Get Clean Slate

Detroit Free Press | L. L. Brasier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Timothy Payne was facing several hundred dollars in traffic fines, and unable to get his driver's license back because of them. Already teetering on ...

Homeless People In San Diego Compete In Triathlon (VIDEO)

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

Six participants, racing in two teams of three people, were the first homeless women and men from St. Vincent de Paul Village to join in the triathlon.

Homelessness Myth #13: 'Please Don't Feed Our Bums!'

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

I interviewed housed and unhoused members of the OB Community to get their reaction to the "Please Don't Feed Our Bums!" sticker. Representative samplings of their comments follow.

Homeless World Cup Inspires Thousands To Re-Enter Society Through Soccer (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A growing trend is helping get homeless people off the streets and back into society -- like seemingly everything else in the last few weeks, it has t...