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San Jose Police investigate a possible stabbing at Grace Baptist Church at the corner of South 10th and East San Fernando Streets in downtown San Jose, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at a church in California where homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbings at California church

Nov. 23, 2020 4:58 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a church in California's Silicon Valley that was being used as a homeless shelter, police said Monday. “We have one suspect in custody for last night's...

Ground broken for Detroit development to assist LGBTQ youth

Nov. 23, 2020 7:45 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ground has been broken on a development that will provide housing, a health clinic and community space for LGBTQ youth in Detroit. The $15 million, 43-unit, 44,000-square-foot (4,087-square-meter) mixed-use Ruth Ellis Clairmount Center also will tackle issues that can lead to homelessness,...

2 dead in stabbing at church in San Jose, California

Nov. 23, 2020 3:10 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at a church in California where homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. The stabbing happened at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, where police said on Twitter that no...

Grant will help prevent youth homelessness in Rhode Island

Nov. 22, 2020 1:02 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has received a nearly $95,000 grant to help prevent youth homelessness and housing instability, issues exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, officials say. The federal grant will target needed housing and supportive assistance to at-risk former foster children who...

Housing group shelters homeless in school without city's OK

Nov. 21, 2020 5:44 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A group of homeless people has moved into a vacant school building in Tacoma with the help of a housing advocacy group and without the knowledge of local officials. Rebecca Parson, a spokesperson for housing advocacy group Tacoma Housing Now, said in a statement on Friday that it has...

State police break up courthouse homeless camp

Nov. 21, 2020 5:39 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — State police in New Hampshire have dismantled a homeless camp outside a courthouse in Manchester. WMUR-TV reports officers began breaking up the encampment on the lawn of the state Superior Courthouse Friday morning while representatives from housing and homeless agencies tried to...

COVID-19 pandemic strains Maryland groups helping homeless

Nov. 19, 2020 5:02 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has increased the strain on groups that work to prevent homelessness in Maryland, with experts saying single mothers and people of color are being hurt the most. Multiple advocacy groups have expanded their programs to try to handle the surge in cases, as...

Governor creates housing council to help with homelessness

Nov. 19, 2020 3:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has created a Council on Housing Stability to create an affordable housing plan for residents and update the state's plan on homelessness, in response to a letter from mayors asking for his help. The Republican Sununu, in an executive order Wednesday,...

Men wade through a street flooded after the passing of Hurricane Iota in La Lima, Honduras, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Iota flooded stretches of Honduras still underwater from Hurricane Eta, after it hit Nicaragua Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane and weakened as it moved across Central America, dissipating over El Salvador early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

Iota's devastation comes into focus in storm-weary Nicaragua

Nov. 18, 2020 10:45 PM EST

MACIZO DE PEÑAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua (AP) — The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota became clearer Wednesday as images emerged showing piles of wind-tossed lumber that used to be homes and concrete walls that were pounded into pieces by the second Category 4 storm to blast Nicaragua’s Caribbean...

Hawaii station pulls DJs after guest mocked during telethon

Nov. 18, 2020 5:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii radio station has pulled two of its DJs off the air after they made insensitive comments about a local musician's struggle with homelessness and hunger. “Slick Vic” Harris and “KreyZ” Oshiro were pulled by Island 98.5 after the comments they made on...