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In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 photo, Jessica Weston, of the Weston Kewpees, prepares food for the burger bash competition at the Miami Rescue Mission in Miami. From Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay, the biggest names in the culinary world are in Miami starting Thursday for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. And they're getting help in their prep kitchen from an unlikely source, a local homeless shelter. The festival partnered with the Miami Rescue Mission and Florida International University's culinary school. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida homeless group helps top chefs prep food festival

Feb. 21, 2020 1:07 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH (AP) — From Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay, celebrity chefs are in town this weekend for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where fine-palated foodies might not know that some of their dishes have been prepared at one of Florida's largest homeless shelters. Some of the biggest names in the...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California governor makes homelessness top issue in 2020

Feb. 19, 2020 10:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on Wednesday devoted his biggest platform to a single issue: solving a homelessness crisis that has overwhelmed the nation's most populous state in an era of unprecedented prosperity. Governorstypically use their annual “State...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street near Los Angeles City Hall, background, as crews prepared to clean the area. Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday, Feb.18, 2020 announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government's response to natural disasters. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

LA adopts new 'war room' strategy for tackling homelessness

Feb. 18, 2020 8:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government’s response to natural disasters. The creation of a “Housing Central Command”...

In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 photo, project developer Terrica Smith holds a rendering of the planned Madeline Cove subdivision, at the site in Lafayette, La. (Leslie Westbrook/The Advocate via AP)

Young developer pursues dream of building affordable homes

Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — So what do you when you have a dream project that you’re convinced can change your neighborhood but more than 100 people say no to helping you finance it? Terrica Smith just kept moving forward. As owner of Cachet Real Estate, agent with Real Broker LLC and managing partner for...

File - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, California Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, center, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, talk with Freda Childs, left, who has been homeless off and on for the past 10 years, outside San Diego City Hall during the annual point-in-time homeless count. Some lawmakers and mayors expressed skepticism over California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to give $750 million to state-selected regional administrators to address the state's growing homelessness crisis. Assembly budget chair Phil Ting said at a hearing Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, that he needs more specifics about the governor's plan to create what Ting calls another layer of bureaucracy. (Howard Lipin/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)

California lawmakers question governor's homeless plan

Feb. 13, 2020 8:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some lawmakers and mayors expressed skepticism Thursday over California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to give $750 million to state-selected regional administrators rather than to local government to address the state's growing homelessness crisis, signaling the Democrat may have a...

Lawrence officials consider illegal camping ordinance change

Feb. 12, 2020 11:08 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials are looking into changing or possibly repealing ordinances that make it illegal to camp or sleep on public land, in city parks and in downtown Lawrence. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that city commissioners discussed the issue Tuesday amid an increased focus on...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street near Los Angeles City Hall, background, as crews prepared to clean the area. A report issued by the state's Legislative Analyst Office, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, said Newsom's recently released 2020-2021 state budget

Legislative analyst criticizes California's homeless plan

Feb. 11, 2020 8:17 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal likely won't have a meaningful impact on the nation's largest homeless population, according to a new analysis from the state's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office. Newsom's proposal “falls short of articulating a clear...

Shelter for the homeless in New Orleans gets new home

Feb. 9, 2020 2:01 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The main shelter for homeless men in New Orleans is planning a move to a new home. Since 1955, the Ozanam Inn has been in its current building in an area that was once considered run down. Now, it's a part of the city where development of hotels and apartments is booming. The...

In darkness, volunteers count the Lehigh Valley homeless

Feb. 8, 2020 3:05 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — It’s hours after most Center City Allentown businesses have closed, and the streets around PPL Center are dark and desolate on this frigid Wednesday night. Tim Joyce and his crew spot a thin, gray-haired man leaning against the door of a Linden Street parking garage, clutching...

Cedar Rapids homeless center trying to reduce problems

Feb. 7, 2020 11:05 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Staffers at a Cedar Rapids winter homeless shelter are working with police to reduce problems that have led to complaints from neighbors. Since the Fillmore Center opened in mid-November to offer a warm place to sleep, police have received 82 calls for service, according to The...