Latest Homelessness News

Liberal Los Angeles could take right turn in mayor's race

May. 27, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a...

Maine plans to open new shelter for displaced asylum seekers

May. 26, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine plans to fund a temporary emergency shelter and renovated housing units in Portland, South Portland and Brunswick for asylum seekers, an adviser to the governor said. Senior Housing Adviser Greg Payne disclosed the plan as South Portland on...

Boston takes additional steps to help the homeless

May. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Boston is taking additional steps to help people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse disorder and mental health issues to deter a recurrence of the humanitarian crisis at the city intesection that was once home to a sprawling homeless encampment, Mayor Michelle Wu said on Tuesday. ...

More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar

May. 24, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For many struggling families, older people and the homeless, Michelle Dornelly’s food hub in east London has been a lifeline. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Britain, she has been collecting surplus groceries from supermarkets and distributing them to people who can't afford to...

Police investigate shootings that wound 7 in Colorado

May. 23, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Police on Monday were investigating several shootings in the Denver area and Colorado Springs that left seven people wounded. In Colorado Springs, two juveniles were shot in a parking lot outside The Citadel mall after a disturbance that started inside the mall,...

Family finds long-lost relative homeless in Virginia

May. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Quinton Cruse and April Ragan drank beer and sulked by a downtown Roanoke bridge the morning of May 5, dispirited by the difficulty of moving from the streets into Section 8 housing. Years without housing had cost them — he the use of an arm, her a pregnancy...

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

May. 21, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Atnip lost her home during the coronavirus pandemic after her boyfriend moved out and she fell behind on bills. Living in a car, the 34-year-old worries every day about getting money for food, finding somewhere to shower, and saving up enough money for an...

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo hit by cold wave

May. 20, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — In Rio de Janeiro, bold swimmers have been discouraged from diving into the cold ocean, while Sao Paulo authorities had to open up subway stations to accommodate homeless people as Brazil's south experienced unusually low temperatures on Friday. Temperatures on...

House incumbent trailing in Oregon's 5th District primary

May. 18, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A challenger from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was leading late Tuesday in a closely watched Oregon race against a moderate incumbent, while a cryptocurrency billionaire-backed political newcomer conceded to a longtime state lawmaker in one of the nation's...

Tropical cyclone blacks out 182,000 homes in southern Brazil

May. 17, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tropical Cyclone Yakecan hit Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and authorities said about 182,000 homes were without electricity Tuesday night. Local utility CEEE Equatorial said on its social media channels that it had all its staff out dealing with...