Latest Homelessness News

School districts receive grants to support homeless students

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education department has awarded grants to eight districts to support homeless students. Gov. Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Wednesday that the department awarded more than $336,000 in McKinney-Vento...

Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

Nov. 27, 2021 07:59 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards. The Golden Horse Awards, which began in 1962, is considered one of the most prestigious...

Bangor to issue trespass orders at homeless camp by Dec. 1

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine city plans to issue trespass orders to people who do not leave a homeless encampment under a highway bridge by Dec. 1. More than a dozen people live next to the Penobscot River under the Interstate 395 bridge that goes...

Brazilians find stock exchange bull unbearable, remove it

Nov. 24, 2021 15:35 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Many Brazilians felt bearish about the new Wall Street-inspired bull sculpture outside the stock exchange, and didn’t have to wait long for it to crash: The statue has been removed a week after it was installed. Sao Paulo's stock exchange had hoped to...

Pilot program to divert 911 calls about homelessness in LA

Nov. 23, 2021 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles residents who dial 911 for nonviolent issues related to homelessness will have their calls diverted away from law enforcement to trained, unarmed professionals under a pilot program announced Tuesday. The new initiative is being tested in...

Man in GoFundMe scam pleads guilty to federal charge

Nov. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

A New Jersey man who conspired with his girlfriend to concoct a feelgood story about a helpful homeless man and then used the lie to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations online pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court. Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty before...

With winter arriving, Wisconsin cities hone in on homeless

Nov. 22, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MADISION, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin cities are looking for ways to care for an increased number of people experiencing homelessness this winter. Joe Volk, executive director of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness, said communities across the state have been...

Homeless shelter village would offer solutions in Sussex

Nov. 21, 2021 09:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A fledgling Delaware nonprofit’s efforts to address homelessness with temporary shelter villages are progressing in Sussex County and could become a statewide solution. “Our vision is to build across state,” said Judson Malone, Springboard...

Iraq War veteran launches business to employ former soldiers

Nov. 21, 2021 01:02 AM EST

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Iraq War veteran Justin Billard is launching a Brighton Township business that will employ and support his fellow returned soldiers. Tools for Veterans is housed in a workshop that Billard, 42, set up in his home garage. There, he...

Georgia program offers jobs to homeless, keeps streets clean

Nov. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — On a brisk Friday morning, a small line has gathered outside the Sparrow’s Nest on Prince Avenue. Inside, people are already gearing up to clean the streets as part of a program called A Safe and Clean Athens. Sparrow’s Nest, a Christian ministry...