Latest Homelessness News

Los Angeles OKs sweeping ban on homeless camps near schools

Aug. 09, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homeless encampments that have proliferated in nearly every neighborhood of Los Angeles will no longer be allowed within 500 feet (152 meters) of schools and day care centers under a sweeping ban approved Tuesday during a City Council meeting disrupted by protesters who said...

Drazan: Declare state of emergency for homeless crisis in OR

Aug. 09, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Republican candidate for governor, Christine Drazan, on Monday called for declaring a state of emergency on homelessness in Oregon as she seeks to distinguish herself in a three-way race. Drazan’s unveiling of her state of emergency proposal was included...

'Overwhelmed': Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

Aug. 08, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five years after Brian Spaulding’s parents found him fatally shot in the home he shared with roommates, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies....

'We're triaging': Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

Aug. 08, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five years after Brian Spaulding’s parents found him fatally shot, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies. Portland’s homicide...

GoFundMe scammer who used story of homeless vet gets 5 years

Aug. 05, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping out his then-girlfriend and used the tale to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in state prison on Friday. Mark D’Amico had pleaded guilty in December 2019 and admitted...

Protesters stop construction at Berkeley's People's Park

Aug. 03, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A group of protesters broke through an 8-foot (2-meter) chain fence erected Wednesday around Berkeley’s historic People’s Park and faced off with police officers standing guard as a construction crew began work on a controversial student housing project. The work was...

Los Angeles OKs sweeping ban on homeless camps near schools

Aug. 03, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers during a meeting that was disrupted by protesters who said it criminalizes homelessness. The council voted 11-3 to vastly broaden an existing ban...

Los Angeles OKs sweeping ban on homeless camps near schools

Aug. 02, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers during a meeting that was disrupted by protesters who said it criminalizes homelessness. The council voted 11-3 to vastly broaden an existing ban...

HUD announces $2.8 billion in grants for homeless services

Aug. 01, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing $2.8 billion in fresh funding for homeless services organizations across the country. The funding, announced Monday, will be allocated via competitive bids through HUD's Continuum of Care Program, the...

Albuquerque council looking to protect homeless from floods

Jul. 31, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council is expected to introduce a proposal Monday to protect the homeless from rushing floodwaters. Albuquerque TV station KOB reports that the proposal will give the city authority to remove people from arroyos, hopefully preventing...