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New York Given A Blueprint For How To End Homelessness By 2020

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact

A group of activist organizations are optimistic about ending homelessness in New York City in the next five years, but they'll need policymakers on b...

Sleeping Bag That Turns Into Tent Could Help Homeless People This Winter

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

Homeless people are at risk of dying on the streets this winter since many frigid cities don’t have emergency action plans in place. But if an in...

21 U.S. Cities Outlawed Feeding The Hungry Due To 'Myths' About Homelessness: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

Ignorance regarding the root causes of homelessness have led many communities across the U.S. to restrict food-sharing around town, a new report claim...

Waiting For a Dream Come True

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Tom J. Hidvegi

It is 3 am in the morning on Fifth Avenue. Many of the lucky ones are squeezing their fluffy pillows covered in Egyptian cotton, riding the dream wave...

Former Police Chief: Anti-Homelessness Laws In U.S. Are 'Close To Ethnic Cleansing'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact

Updated on Aug. 4, 2014 at 3:25 p.m. EST A police chief turned homelessness advocate says he’s disgusted with the increasing amount of discrimina...

'I've Built Robots': Homeless People In Poignant Video Remind Us It Can Happen To Anyone

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact

"I speak four languages." "I've built robots." "I have a degree in biology from West Virginia University." These aren't statements from renow...

Actress Testifies for Homeless Victims

Street Sense | Posted 09.10.2014 | DC
Street Sense

"It is time for Congress to act," emphasized actress Susan Sarandon during a recent congressional briefing about violence against the homeless. "We can't allow these people to be invisible any longer."

New Report: Homeless Torture Not Covered By Government Data

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

On any given evening, over 610,000 Americans are without shelter. This exposed condition leaves these residents, who are often families or individuals experiencing health problems, vulnerable to a vast array of brutal attacks, often by ambush.

Here's An Incredible Way To Support LGBT Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A rally is scheduled to take place on Monday in New York City and will also serve as the launching of a new campaign to fight homelessness among young...

Report: Attacks On The Homeless Jumped 23 Percent Last Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact

The streets have become an increasingly dangerous place to be homeless. While the number of homeless people in the U.S. dropped for the third strai...

Many Emergency Shelters Don't Open Until Homeless People Are Already At Risk For Hypothermia

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact

For many homeless people, an impending storm can be a death sentence. When temperatures drop to dangerously low levels, advocates and officials oft...

These Two States Are Failing Their Homeless Populations

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.30.2014 | Business

New York City and Los Angeles have vastly larger homeless populations than any other cities in the country. But while most of New York's homeless popu...

Nonprofits Fight Leading Cause Of Death Among Homeless

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact

* Death rate from overdoses tripled over 15 years * Abuse of prescription painkillers a factor * Risk of death substantially higher for home...

Critics Want To Stub Out Charity For Giving Cigarettes To Homeless

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact

A Swedish charity has recently come under fire for giving out cigarettes to the homeless. Omsorgsjul - Hemlösa, which means Care Christmas – the...

5 Ways To Take Action On World Homeless Day

Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact

On World Homeless Day, advocates focus on the estimated 100 million people around the globe who live without a roof over their heads, yet are so easil...

First-Ever 'Homeless Bill Of Rights' Aims To End Discrimination

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Eddie Vega has been homeless for a year. He was waiting for a bus one day last week when a police officer rolled up to ask what he...

None of the Poor Children Matter

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.06.2012 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Joan's mom died about a year before Joan's troubles began. Her pregnancy, jail time and homelessness began after her once life-long guardian was no longer there to protect her.

Homelessness Up 23 Percent In New York City: Survey

Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact

New York City's homeless population has increased 23 percent in one year, according to a new survey. On Jan. 30, the Department of Homeless Servic...

Saki Knafo

Should Homeless People Be Sheltered Or Diverted? Obama Budget Renews Debate | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Every night, homeless shelters across the country turn away thousands of people seeking beds -- and not just because they're full, though they often a...

SLIDESHOW: Top Causes To Watch in 2012

Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

As we reflect on a year of climbing poverty rates, homelessness and other crises near and far, we recognize those whose good works have helped others ...

Top Ways To Volunteer, Donate To Charity This Holiday

Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact

As you continue to cross presents off your holiday shopping list, remember those who are need of your time and generosity, but may not be able to ask ...

Man Who Loses Job, Home, Car Becomes Public Speaker

Posted 09.08.2011 | Impact

Often all it takes to become homeless is a series of unfortunate events. That's what happened to John Harrison, NPR reports. He lost his job in a mer...

Schools For Homeless Students Grow By As Much As 74 Percent

Education Week | Michelle D. Anderson | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education

When Sarita Fuentes thinks of homelessness, she doesn't conjure the stereotypical image of a disheveled older man pushing a shopping cart through an u...

Taking The Wheel: Living In Car, Homeless Mother Publishes Book Of Poetry

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2004, as her two children slept in the 1981 Minnie Winnebago they would now have to call home, Carey Fuller sat down to write her first poem. "I ...

Eric Sheptock, Homeless Man, Advocates For The Homeless

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Eric Sheptock has 4,548 Facebook friends, 839 Twitter followers, two blogs and an e-mail account with 1,600 unread messages. What he doesn't have is ...