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Milwaukee Bus Driver Honored For Helping Homeless Man Get Food And Shelter
Natalie Barnes spent her breaks getting a passenger a meal and a place in a temporary shelter.
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As Wildfire Smoke Chokes San Francisco, Local Groups Protect The Most Vulnerable
Thousands of desperately needed air masks are being distributed by California’s community-based organizations.
Northern Californians Flee Fire, Move Into Tent Cities
These Northern Californians have lost their homes to the Camp Fire inferno.
San Francisco Bay Area’s Homeless Can't Escape Bad Air Quality From Wildfires
As smoke still hangs heavy in Northern California from the deadly Camp fire, some of the most vulnerable groups can’t easily find respite.
Voters Finally Got A Chance To Weigh In On The Housing Crisis
In a slew of ballot initiatives, voters approved measures to address rising rents and homelessness.
San Francisco Passes Tech Tax To Fund Homelessness Services
The contentious Proposition C is expected to nearly double the money the city spends on addressing its homelessness crisis.
Advocate Mia Satya On San Francisco's Homeless Youth
Mia Satya relates her lived experience with homelessness to San Francisco's homeless youth crisis.
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Dana Rohrabacher Vowed To Protect Constituents From The Homeless. His Opponent Harley Rouda Opened A Homeless Shelter.
Rouda is the Democrats' best chance in years to unseat Rohrabacher, a longtime California congressman known for his ties to Russia.
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The Number Of Homeless Children Has Hit A Record High In NYC Schools
Roughly 1 in 10 children attending the city's public schools are homeless, according to new data.
San Francisco Voters To Decide Whether To Tax Tech Giants To Fight Homelessness
And tech CEOs from Twitter and Salesforce are arguing about it on social media.
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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Dismisses Homeless Activist: I'm 'Doing My Workout'
A viral video shows the mayor's interaction with 72-year-old Nathylin Flowers Adesegun, who approached him at the YMCA.
Dunkin' Donuts Fires Worker Who Poured Water On Homeless Man
“He probably had some personal problems of his own and needed someone to talk to,” victim Jeremy Dufresne said of the Syracuse, New York, shop's employee.
Ramon Escobar Arrested In Bludgeoning Of 7 California Men
By Steve Gorman, Reuters
The suspect was arrested on Monday after he allegedly clubbed a sleeping homeless man in the head with a pair of bolt-cutters in Santa Monica, police said.
FEMA Stopped Paying For Hotels For Displaced Puerto Ricans. Now Some Are Homeless.
Other Hurricane Maria evacuees who’ve since managed to get their own place are teetering on the brink of homelessness.
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The Homeless Get Sick; ‘Street Medicine’ Is There For Them
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One goal is to cut down on emergency room visits.
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Homeless Man Mocked Online For Shaving On Train Was Just Trying To Look Presentable
By Deepti Hajela, AP
Anthony Torres left the homeless shelter before having a chance to shower and clean up.
GoFundMe Vows To Give Homeless Vet $400,000 He's Owed From Campaign
Johnny Bobbitt is suing a woman he once helped for allegedly misusing money she raised to lift him out of poverty.
Couple Who Raised $400,000 For Homeless Vet Accused Of Mishandling Funds
Johnny Bobbitt Jr. says he only received $75,000 from the 2017 fundraiser.
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Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Dire Situations As FEMA Housing Aid Nears Its End
A court ruling has extended government-funded hotels for Hurricane Maria evacuees until Sept. 13.
Family Of Elizabeth Tollison, Accidentally Killed By LAPD, Files Claim
Police shot the homeless mother of three twice after a knife-wielding man took her hostage.
Why So Many Americans Are Still Homeless Despite Our Improved Economy
The U.S. economy has finally started to rebound from the recession, but the homelessness crisis hasn't improved.
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For Many In The Trans Community, Basic Financial Goals Are Out Of Reach
Experts share four ways the community can work toward overcoming the challenges.
This Artist Is Humanizing The Homeless Through His Dynamic Portraits
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Brian Peterson paints portraits of people experiencing homelessness in Santa Ana, California, using the proceeds from the sales to give back to the subjects.
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6 Homeless LGBTQ Youths Share Their Stories
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Photographer Letizia Mariotti wanted to help elevate their voices.
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How A Tiny Coffee Company Is Taking On The Homelessness Crisis
The London-based startup has its sights on the U.S. And Will.i.am is going to help.
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Facing Pressure From Amazon, Seattle Repeals 'Head Tax'
City politicians were up against a corporate-funded opposition effort. So they caved.
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