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    New York : Many are nomadic and increase the risk more Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy In addition to healthcare workers, those over 65, police, firefighters, and teachers, Another critical population of New York has since last week priority to access the scarce vaccines against the coronavirus:...
    New York : Many are nomadic and increase the risk more Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy In addition to healthcare workers, those over 65, police, firefighters, and teachers, Another critical population of New York has since last week priority to access the scarce vaccines against the coronavirus: the homeless....
    ROSLYN, New York -- A Long Island teen went from being "lonely and bored" at the start of the pandemic, to busy when she launched "Craft With Me."Roslyn resident Caroline Faber, 14, started an arts and crafts program for kids in homeless shelters."The project this week was a kaleidoscope, a paper towel roll," she said....
    ROSLYN, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island teen went from being "lonely and bored" at the start of the pandemic, to busy when she launched "Craft With Me."Roslyn resident Caroline Faber, 14, started an arts and crafts program for kids in homeless shelters."The project this week was a kaleidoscope, a paper towel roll," she...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fewer tourists in South Florida due to the pandemic, means less revenue from the county’s food and beverage tax. That’s prompting growing concerns within the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. “Only place in the country that has a food and beverage tax where 85% is dedicated to ending homelessness. The other 15% dedicated...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman has a new understanding of what he says is driving the growing number of homeless in Aurora and Denver after he went undercover and became one of them. For one week, Coffman was known only as “Homeless Mike” to those he met as he walked the streets,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved the mayor’s master plan to get the homeless off the streets. The city will now spend the next few months doing community outreach and reviewing potential sites for shelters. That plan then gets reviewed in the summer. Mayor Darrell Steinberg released the “master plan” to tackle...
    SEATTLE (AP) — King County is starting 2021 with plans to buy as many as a dozen hotels to permanently house hundreds of homeless people and provide them with services. “We have every reason to believe that homelessness will get a lot worse after this pandemic unless we take bold action,” said Leo Flor, director...
    A California beach town has established a village of 15 pallet shelters with onsite security and case managers to house some of its rising homeless population. Renondo Beach has less than 200 homeless people yet wanted to combat the growing need for shelter that had been worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.  The 8ft by 8ft...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Since mid-December, 30 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a hotel housing more than 200 homeless people in Renton, according to Public Health — Seattle & King County. It’s the most seen since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic at any of the hotels the county is using to...
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    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Tiny homes could be one of the solutions to a big problem in Southern California.The homeless population in Redondo Beach is estimated to be under 200 people - small when compared to other cities in Southern California, but city officials want to experiment now with ways to meet a growing need."We...
    Officials in Redondo Beach, California, are turning to tiny homes to help solve the city’s homelessness problem. The city’s homeless population is estimated to be less than 200, a small number compared to other cities in Southern California. However, officials are experimenting with ways to meet the growing need, ABC 7 reported Friday. “We have...
    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Tiny homes could be one of the solutions to a big problem in Southern California.The homeless population in Redondo Beach is estimated to be under 200 people - small when compared to other cities in Southern California, but city officials want to experiment now with ways to meet a growing...
    The camps seem everywhere these days, as 2020’s overlapping health and economic crises make the housing crisis worse. Squeezed from alternatives, people with nowhere else to go live in tents under bridges, along riverbanks, in parks, along railroad tracks, on edges of bluffs, or anywhere else with a scare modicum of shelter. Especially as winter...
    Homeless families with babies were forced to live in “shameful” conditions at city shelters, including vermin infestations, exposed electrical outlets, and mold and mildew, according to a scathing audit released Monday by city Comptroller Scott Stringer. The deplorable living quarters for some of New York’s most vulnerable were uncovered in a recent random review of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new audit shows many homeless babies in New York City are living in deplorable conditions in city shelters. The report by city Comptroller Scott Stringer says it found multiple health and safety issues in all 13 shelters that were inspected. Images show cribs next to exposed electrical outlets, mice and...
    As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged communities, public health experts worried about the deadly consequences for homeless people sleeping on the streets. It’s a group rife with other health problems that could make it especially susceptible to the easily transmissible coronavirus. In the spring, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned against disruptions such as...
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    The COVID-19 vaccine is finally here, raising questions about who will get access, and when. People who work with some of the Bay Area’s most vulnerable residents — those with nowhere to call home — are anxiously wondering when it will be their clients’ turn. As the latest coronavirus surge continues, and the South Bay...
    In other cities, 64-square-foot aluminum and composite sheds are being used as quick and inexpensive emergency shelter for homeless people. Not in Los Angeles. Here, plans to employ the minimalist structures, known as “tiny homes,” have blossomed into expensive development projects with access roads, underground utilities and concrete foundations — and commensurate planning delays....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Big Apple has hit a grim milestone when it comes to the homeless crisis. A new report from homeless advocates says COVID-19 has helped propel the shelter population to record numbers, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported Wednesday. The advocates call the numbers “astronomical.” They say for the first time the number...
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that sex abuse, overcrowding and unhealthy conditions are rampant in three Orange County homeless shelters, saying conditions had not improved since it released a scathing 2019 report on the county’s emergency shelters. “To spend nights in Orange County emergency shelters for people...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Mayor Darrell Steinberg says he has a master plan to tackle homelessness in Sacramento in 2021. He says the key will be taking away the power of NIMBY or “not in my back yard” activists who he says have slowed down the search for places to put homeless shelters. Business owner Daniel...
    The D.C. Public Works Department cleaned sidewalks at a homeless encampment in Northeast Tuesday morning, requiring dozens of tents and makeshift shelters to be moved. WTOP/Neal Augenstein Several dozen volunteers monitored and helped with the process on a frigid morning, so as to make sure personal belongings of residents didn’t get thrown away....
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Santa Clara County health officials on Thursday confirmed multiple COVID-19 outbreaks at at least two long-term care facilities and two homeless shelters in San Jose that have infected over 300 people. The county has already been seeing an alarming spike in cases during the latest coronavirus surge, officials said. The...
    PARIS – In normal times the Hotel Avenir Montmartre is a tourist magnet with its views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur church, but COVID-19 has scared off the usual guests. Instead, the hotel has opened its doors to the homeless. The hotel’s management have, for a year, handed over their rooms...
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    PARIS (Reuters) - In normal times the Hotel Avenir Montmartre is a tourist magnet with its views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur church, but COVID-19 has scared off the usual guests. Instead, the hotel has opened its doors to the homeless. The hotel's management have, for a year, handed over their rooms...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 900 homeless people sheltered for months at the San Diego Convention Center are scheduled to move into permanent housing over the next two weeks, a city official said. Housing Commission president Rick Gentry told the Union-Tribune that the temporary shelter at the convention center will close after San Diego finalized...
    Yuri Cruz Flores and her four kids already had endured so much, fleeing violence-plagued El Salvador and journeying north through Guatemala and Mexico to find asylum in the United States. She was able to land a job, but after an illness, lost it and their apartment too. She caught a break when LifeMoves, a Menlo...
    By NEIL JOHNSON, The Janesville Gazette JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — GIFTS Men’s Shelter recently offered accommodations to a man who walked out of the woods along the Rock River and told staff he couldn’t stand one more night of sleeping under bare trees on the cold ground. At the House of Mercy Homeless Center, a...
    As Bay Area communities struggle to safely shelter their unhoused residents during a global pandemic, many have reached the same conclusion: Sometimes, smaller is better. With homelessness soaring, shelters that can protect residents from COVID-19 need to be built as quickly as possible. Cities and counties around the Bay Area are experimenting with tiny, modular...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A lawsuit has been filed against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration on behalf of some of New York City’s most vulnerable students. The suit claims students who live in city homeless shelters have not been provided with the reliable internet service they need to attend school remotely. Attorneys say the city...
    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — A dispute over a hotel in Renton, Washington, housing homeless people during COVID-19 has escalated between King County government and the city. The Seattle Times reports that this week local officials rushed forward legislation that would set a six-month move-out date at the Red Lion Hotel, where more than 200 homeless...
    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 housed roughly...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A controversial plan to house the homeless in Sacramento has been canceled. The city had approved spending more than $12 million to convert the Hawthorn Suites Hotel on Bercut Drive into more than 200 permanent apartments for the homeless. That move sparked a lawsuit by nearby business owners saying there are already...
    BEND, Ore. (AP) — A homeless man and double leg amputee died in Bend, Oregon this week as temperatures hovered around freezing and strong, gusting winds hit the region. A sanitation worker found David Melvin Savory, 57, dead next to his wheelchair outside a Rite Aid early Tuesday morning, The Bulletin reported. Savory was on...
    CHICAGO — The number of people experiencing homelessness in Chicago is rising in 2020 as the city continues to struggle with coronavirus. In January, even before the pandemic, Chicago’s homeless population was already on the rise. The city’s Point In Time survey, a citywide effort to count the homeless population on a single night,...
    After ignoring an offer from school bus companies for months, the city will finally explore whether the vehicles can be used to deliver Wi-Fi to students living in homeless shelters who can’t connect to online classes, officials told The Post. “We are actively exploring all options, including Wi-Fi on buses,” a City Hall spokesman...
    After ignoring an offer from school bus companies for months, the city will finally explore whether the vehicles can be used to deliver Wi-Fi to students living in homeless shelters who can’t connect to online classes, officials told The Post. “We are actively exploring all options, including Wi-Fi on buses,” a City Hall spokesman said...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's 13 mayors sent a letter to Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday asking for help with a statewide strategy to assist the homeless, saying they were seeing an increase in people living without shelter even before the coronavirus pandemic. “In recent months, in an effort to prevent community spread of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to install Wi-Fi in every homeless shelter for school children struggling with remote learning. But now, the city says some kids might not get steady internet until next summer. “The children that want to go to school, that want to learn, that want to get...
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