Latest Homelessness News

Former officer’s art exhibit features portraits of homeless

Jan. 22, 2022 01:13 AM EST

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — What compels a former police officer — once tasked with “cleaning up” the homeless situation in downtown Ann Arbor — to devote his time to humanizing and documenting the lives of those very people through art? Compassion had a lot to do with it,...

'Wuhan, I Am Here': Film follows volunteers in sealed city

Jan. 22, 2022 00:18 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death. Film director Lan Bo hopes to...

Oxford artist hits it big, seeks community’s help

Jan. 22, 2022 00:05 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Local artist, designer and business owner Timber Heard shot for the stars and hit her target, but she is asking for community support to take her next big step. Heard designs handbags and jewelry pieces and creates custom orders for customers through her...

NYC mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system

Jan. 19, 2022 14:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a woman was pushed to her death in front of a New York City subway train beneath Times Square over the weekend, Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that even he didn’t feel entirely safe riding the rails. The Democrat recounted when he rode...

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square

Jan. 19, 2022 13:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City's streets and trains. ...

Texas wildfire no longer growing, some evacuations lifted

Jan. 19, 2022 13:10 PM EST

A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) in the city of Bastrop, officials said Wednesday. Texas A&M Forest...

Yellen: Biden pandemic relief 'like a vaccine' for economy

Jan. 19, 2022 10:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told a gathering of America’s mayors on Wednesday that the Biden administration’s coronavirus relief bill was like a vaccine preventing catastrophic economic damage that could have returned the nation to the financial woes seen at the...

Heavy rains in Madagascar cause flooding in capital, 10 dead

Jan. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Heavy rains in Madagascar have flooded parts of the capital city, Antananarivo, killing 10 people and making more than 12,000 homeless, officials said Wednesday. With the rains continuing and a possible cyclone approaching the Indian Ocean island,...

#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

Jan. 17, 2022 10:53 AM EST

The late Betty White was a tireless lifetime advocate for animals, from caring for those without homes to launching her own weekly TV show, “The Pet Set,” dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets. Her most far-reaching contribution, though, may be yet to come: On Monday,...

New safety teams in Albuquerque offer aid, not handcuffs

Jan. 16, 2022 11:07 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Quinn Mulhern and Leigh White are driving up Central one morning in early December when they spot an older woman lying on a pile of blankets on a sidewalk. She is surrounded by belongings, including a wheelchair and a walker. Mulhern pulls a sharp right...