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Nonprofit hosts outreach weekend to help homeless veterans

Sep. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island nonprofit is hosting its 27th annual outreach weekend to provide services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has set up a military-style encampment at Diamond Hill State Park in Cumberland. Veterans can...

Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco

Sep. 19, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies. Trump accused the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles,...

Trump says he will do 'something' about homelessness

Sep. 18, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump began a California visit on Tuesday, saying he will do "something" about homelessness but offering no specifics beyond the mention of creating a task force. "We can't let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what's...

Review of shelter data finds high numbers of ex-convicts

Sep. 17, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly half the people entering homeless shelters in Connecticut in the past three years have spent time in a state prison or jail at some point in their life, according to data collected by the state. The prevalence of former inmates at shelters highlights challenges many of them...

California asks Trump for housing vouchers to aid homeless

Sep. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday asked President Donald Trump to approve more housing vouchers as Trump's administration weighs in on the most populous state's massive homelessness problem. Members of the administration visited Los Angeles last week to view the city's...

Trump officials get look at Los Angeles homeless crisis

Sep. 10, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of the Trump administration visited Los Angeles Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the city's sprawling homeless encampments and efforts to control them, while President Donald Trump directed his staff to develop policy options to address the national crisis of people living on...

About 25 people forced to leave Lawrence homeless shelter

Sep. 8, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Homeless advocates in Lawrence say they did what they could for people forced to leave city's only overnight homeless shelter but they are concerned that some of them had nowhere to go. About 25 people left the Lawrence Community Shelter on Sept. 6 after shelter officials said...

Housing project for homeless veterans opening in Plymouth

Sep. 6, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A housing project for homeless veterans and their families is ready for occupancy in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Organizers of the Boulder Point Veterans Housing project are holding tours following a ceremony Friday. The nonprofit Harbor Homes and affiliated member of the Partnership for...

King County, Seattle propose homeless-services merger

Sep. 5, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine have outlined a proposal to merge services for people experiencing homelessness into one regional authority. The Seattle Times reports if approved, the authority would oversee all regional homelessness response efforts in...

LA audit: Homeless agency fails to hit housing goals

Aug. 28, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has failed to meet goals for placing people into permanent housing and for referring them to substance abuse and mental health treatment, according to a city audit released Wednesday. Despite having more than doubled its number of outreach...