Latest Homeless shelters News

Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

May. 01, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn't imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white chihuahua mix, with helping her keep off drugs...

Leader of LA homeless agency resigns amid dispute with board

Apr. 25, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of a Los Angeles homeless agency announced her resignation Monday amid a dispute with the organization's board over her efforts to increase the minimum pay level for staff. The disagreements between Heidi Marston, executive director of the Los Angeles...

California mayors want $3 billion over 3 years for homeless

Apr. 25, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The mayors of California’s 11 largest cities asked Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature on Monday to approve $3 billion over three years in the state budget for flexible homeless funding to go directly to cities. The mayors said flexible homeless...

Mayor in troubled LA wants more spending for homeless, LAPD

Apr. 20, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a city struggling with rising crime rates and an out-of-control homeless crisis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday proposed boosting spending for police and funneling a record amount — more than $1 billion — into housing and other programs to help those those...

Order to expire requiring masks in nursing homes, hospitals

Apr. 14, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — People will no longer be required to wear face masks in Connecticut hospitals, outpatient health care settings and homeless shelters, once a state masking order expires early Friday. Mask-wearing provisions for inside schools are sticking around until June 30...

LA Mayor Garcetti says goodbye with next role unclear

Apr. 14, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered what amounted to a farewell speech to his city Thursday at a time when it’s not clear when, or where, he’s going. The two-term Democrat delivered his final State of the City address as his nomination by President Joe...

America's homeless ranks graying as more retire on streets

Apr. 10, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Karla Finocchio's slide into homelessness began when she split with her partner of 18 years and temporarily moved in with a cousin. The 55-year-old planned to use her $800-a-month disability check to get an apartment after back surgery. But she soon was sleeping in...

Los Angeles agrees to settle lawsuit over homeless crisis

Apr. 01, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles leaders announced Friday a lawsuit settlement agreement that commits the city to sheltering or housing thousands of homeless people within five years, but leaves unclear how significantly it will expand efforts already underway. The settlement also...

Portland extends housing emergency for three more years

Mar. 31, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has voted unanimously to extend the citywide housing state of emergency for three more years. KOIN-TV reports the housing state of emergency declaration extended Wednesday gives the city flexibility when it comes to...

Property owners sue Oregon county over planned shelter

Mar. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of property owners in Portland are suing over the location of a new women’s shelter. The developers behind the city’s Electric Blocks, a cluster of five trendy office buildings in the Central Eastside industrial area, filed their lawsuit Tuesday...