Latest Homelessness News

Photo studio makes pet portraits, raises money for shelters

Jun. 19, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SLATINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Sitting Monday morning in what once was a diner on Slatington’s Main Street, tears welled in Maggie Ewald’s eyes as she spoke about all the ways people can help others by putting their passions to work. For some, that...

Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

Jun. 18, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts say, with heat responsible for more...

After tumultuous year, can Portland make a comeback?

Jun. 17, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The smell of fresh empanadas wafted through the stands at Portland's Saturday Market. People talked through their masks with artists as others sifted through fork windchimes, crystal necklaces, tie dye dresses and clay mugs. The weekly event was...

Expert warns of spread of Delta variant; OSHA cites doctor

Jun. 15, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus will pose a serious risk this summer to people who are not fully vaccinated, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health. “If you have not gotten...

Police arrest woman accused of setting another woman on fire

Jun. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in western Iowa have arrested a woman accused of setting another woman on fire. Lindsy Maves was arrested Monday on charges of attempted murder, arson and willful injury, Council Bluffs police said in a news release. ...

Idaho groups get $2.4 million to help with housing vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four housing organizations in Idaho are getting coronavirus relief funding to help cover the cost emergency housing vouchers. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.4 million total to the Housing Authority of the City of...

Iowa woman accused of setting another woman on fire

Jun. 14, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in western Iowa said Monday they were seeking a woman suspected of assaulting and setting another woman on fire overnight. The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. Monday, when Council Bluffs officers were called to North 15th Street...

Food insecurity worsens, even in America's breadbasket

Jun. 14, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As the sun set behind an overcast sky in early December, deepening the cold of the late afternoon, Jesse Rennich stood in line with about 30 others before an Adopt-a-Block food distribution drop at Tatley Place in south Bismarck. Dressed in jeans...

Help available for young homeless in Northeast Michigan

Jun. 14, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — At age 16, Emily Weiss left her home. Family issues made it too hard for her to stay, so she moved in with her sister, 24 years her senior. Like Weiss, now 19, hundreds of children and teens in Northeast Michigan live in other...

Providence homeless encampment allowed to stay for now

Jun. 12, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A homeless encampment in Providence where people were ordered to leave by Friday will be allowed to stay for now after Mayor Jorge Elorza visited the site. “I told them we are not just going to put them out on the street, because it will push...