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Homelessness advocates vow Statehouse campout to push aid

Oct. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A group of housing advocates are promising to camp outside the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier until the state does more to help homeless people, one of the advocates said Friday. Brenda Siegel, of Newfane, and others want the expanded...

Youth homelessness organization gets $2.5M grant

Oct. 10, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston nonprofit that provides services for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth has received a $2.5 million grant, the largest in the organization's more than 50-year history. The five-year grant to Bridge Over Troubled Waters from the Liberty Mutual...

COVID-19 cases on the rise among Phoenix homeless population

Sep. 30, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix's homeless population is wrestling with its own surge in COVID-19 cases and more medical workers are urgently needed, advocates say. A Phoenix hotel used to isolate and treat homeless people with the virus is nearly full these days, the Arizona...

California governor signs laws aimed at homeless crisis

Sep. 29, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed seven new laws on Wednesday aimed at addressing the state's homelessness crisis, pleading with a skeptical public to have patience as the nation's wealthiest and most populous state struggles to keep people off the streets. ...

Some of Bozeman's homeless find safe summer shelter at pond

Sep. 26, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — It’s a sunny, cool Tuesday evening in September. A breeze gently ripples Bozeman Pond as three ducks splash in and out of the water. Sunlight dapples about a dozen tents nestled on the northeast side of the pond, where about a dozen people who are unable to find...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 19, 2021. Editorial: In Guilford, making white people afraid and bashing ‘critical race theory’ proves a winning political strategy School board primaries rarely get much attention, but this year’s Republican Board...

US court order to house LA Skid Row homeless overturned

Sep. 23, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge’s sweeping order requiring the city and county of Los Angeles to quickly shelter all homeless people living on downtown’s Skid Row was overturned Thursday by an appeals court that called it an abuse of judicial discretion. The 9th...

Montpelier decriminalizes homeless camping on city property

Sep. 23, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The city council in Montpelier has unanimously approved allowing emergency camping on city public property for the homeless because of a lack of affordable housing and shelter beds. The city council on Wednesday voted to decriminalize such...

California recall could boost Newsom's clout for 2022

Sep. 16, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The recall election that once threatened to derail California Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future has instead given it new life, offering a rare midterm vote of confidence that could fuel an ambitious legislative agenda featuring new coronavirus vaccine mandates,...

Portland approves new homeless shelter to house hundreds

Sep. 15, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city of Portland has approved a new homeless shelter that will house hundreds and provide job assistance, an on-site health clinic and housing and other services. Supporters said the Riverside Street shelter is an urgent need for Mainers...