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US Homelessness

Hawaii Looks To Grass Huts As Possible Homeless Solution

AP | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a unique solution to the housing crisis: They want to make it possible for people to live in t...

Homeless In America

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Formerly Homeless Vets Return To Streets To Help Others In Need

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Not far from where the Boston Massacre helped sow the seeds for the Revolutionary War, David Dyer points toward the underpass ...

US Homelessness Drops Third Year In A Row

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 11.21.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homeless people in the U.S. declined for a third straight year, helped by sharp dropoffs in veteran and chronic home...

5 Ways To Help Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

The number of homeless people in the U.S. remained steady last year, underscoring just how much work needs to be done to actually lower the number of ...

Homelessness: 25 Years Later, It's Time to Recognize the Human Right to Housing

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Homelessness cannot be solved just by funding a few good programs. Rather, law and policy must ensure that everyone has a safe affordable place to live. It's time to recognize the human right to housing here at home.

Gulf's Homeless Population Grows As People Seek Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Homeless shelters across the Gulf coast have seen increased numbers in recent months, as those from elsewhere in the U.S. seek cleanup work. According...

America's Dirty Little Secret: Who's Really Poor in America?

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The overwhelming problem today for most workers isn't this recession, as horrible as it is -- it's the fact that for every earned income level except the top 10%, average household income hasn't changed a bit for 10 years.

Homeless In The Cold: What Should You Do?

CNN | Jim Kavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The weather has turned dangerously cold in much of the country, putting homeless people at high risk of injury or even death. If you encounter someone...

Hidden Homeless: U.S. Families Living In Motel Rooms

International Herald Tribune | Erik Eckholm | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As the recession has deepened, long-time workers who lost their jobs are facing the terror and stigma of homelessness for the first time, including th...