Latest Homelessness News

Hungary's government spars with mayor over homeless hospital

Apr. 21, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing government and the liberal leadership of the country's capital city are absorbed in a conflict over a hospital for the homeless that may soon be forced to close its doors. The hospital provides medical care, social services...

Judge orders LA to offer shelter for homeless on Skid Row

Apr. 20, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a sweeping lawsuit about homelessness in Los Angeles on Tuesday ordered the city and county to find shelter for all unhoused residents of Skid Row within 180 days and audit any spending related to the out-of-control crisis of people living on...

Minnesota turning buses into mobile COVID-19 vaccine units

Apr. 20, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are turning buses into mobile COVID-19 vaccine units that will focus on serving communities with a high rate of the coronavirus. The buses are staffed to provide up to 150 vaccinations per day and are available to community...

Federal judge overseeing homeless lawsuit orders Los Angeles to find shelter for unhoused residents of city's Skid Row.

Apr. 20, 2021 17:34 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal judge overseeing homeless lawsuit orders Los Angeles to find shelter for unhoused residents of city's Skid Row.

Auburn OKs trespass citations for homeless who refuse help

Apr. 20, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

City Councilmembers in Auburn, Washington, have adopted an ordinance that would allow police to issue criminal trespass citations and impose fines on homeless people who repeatedly refuse offers of shelter or services. KOMO reports the measure was approved by a 4-3 Monday...

LA homeless spending could hit $1B as crisis spreads

Apr. 19, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faced with an out-of-control homeless crisis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday proposed spending nearly $1 billion in the coming year to get people off the streets, build housing and clean up squalid encampments that have spread into nearly every neighborhood in...

Oregon House passes bill extending homeless camp notice

Apr. 19, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

The Oregon House on Monday approved a bill that would extend the notice period to homeless individuals before local government agency’s remove an encampment from 24 hours to 72 hours. In addition, the measure would increase the time a municipality would be required to...

Bernalillo County sheriff to run for Albuquerque mayor

Apr. 19, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales is making a pitch to be Albuquerque's next mayor. Gonzales declared his candidacy in an official online campaign video Monday. The sheriff, who was born in Albuquerque, says Mayor...

Shelter building cottage village for single-parent families

Apr. 18, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — When was the last time you saw a single mom and her kids standing on a street corner holding a homeless sign? “Mothers are afraid that if they are out on the streets with their kids, Social Services is going to take their children away from...

3 protesters arrested after Asheville disbands homeless camp

Apr. 17, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three protesters have been arrested after a North Carolina city disbanded a homeless camp on park grounds. Asheville Assistant City Manager Cathy Ball said Friday night that the arrests occurred as city workers moved in to break up a homeless camp...