Latest Homeless shelters News

La Crosse seeks to make homeless population a 'top priority'

Dec. 06, 2021 01:12 AM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — In what officials called a “historic” meeting between city of La Crosse and La Crosse County leaders, the two groups outlined their goal to purchase a downtown building as a long-term action against homelessness. Using federal COVID relief,...

Green Bay homeless shelters join forces to improve services

Dec. 04, 2021 01:07 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — While snow-glazed sidewalks and holiday lights bring cheer to many Green Bay residents, the cold meant something far from merry for Meg Sandri, a mother whose struggles with alcohol left her without housing stability and treatment options. It’s...

Nashville Christmas concert to benefit homeless returns

Dec. 03, 2021 04:05 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The annual Nashville Unlimited Christmas concert to benefit homeless services provider Room in the Inn will take place on Tuesday. This is the 22nd year for the concert at the downtown Christ Church Cathedral. Musical guests this year include...

Homeless shelter village would offer solutions in Sussex

Nov. 21, 2021 09:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A fledgling Delaware nonprofit’s efforts to address homelessness with temporary shelter villages are progressing in Sussex County and could become a statewide solution. “Our vision is to build across state,” said Judson Malone, Springboard...

In city, tents are seen as homeless solution; many disagree

Nov. 20, 2021 03:02 AM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When people facing homelessness in Norristown call Montgomery County officials for help, they’re told shelter is in short supply. So, they are issued tents. The idea enrages advocates in the municipality, who see this as an...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 15, 2021 12:41 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. November 9, 2021. Editorial: A question for Hawks’ management. What’s more important? Championships or doing the right thing? In May 2010, the Blackhawks, the Chicago hockey franchise once powered by the likes of Bobby Hull, Stan...

Former youth corrections campus eyed for homeless center

Nov. 13, 2021 10:15 AM EST

WATKINS, Colo. (AP) — On the treeless flatlands east of Denver, in a field of yellow-brown weeds that feels like the middle of nowhere, sits an empty campus with seven dormitories, 500 beds, a cafeteria, a gym and a football field. Gov. Jared Polis has big plans for...

Vermont expanding homeless access to motels during winter

Nov. 11, 2021 13:27 PM EST

Montpelier, Vt. (AP) — Advocates for Vermont’s homeless population claimed victory Thursday after the state expanded eligibility for who will be able to qualify for emergency housing in hotels and motels this winter. As a result of the state's decision, announced...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 10, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 7, 2021. Editorial: Act now for deals on 2022 health care Individual-market consumers should take advantage of expanded aid on MNsure to discount monthly premiums. A “godsend.” That’s how...

Vermont extending hotel funding for homeless until April

Nov. 10, 2021 11:44 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is extending emergency hotel housing for some of the state’s homeless population through April 1, officials said. Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday the funding comes as part of a broader COVID-19 response by the Federal Emergency Management...