City of Denver fines company for refusing to remove homeless people’s poo

U.S. 11/14/19, 04:59

A Colorado internet service provider received at least one ticket for not cleaning up after homeless people who allegedly defecated on company property, on Nov. 8. The city of Denver has fined Forethought because the business owner stopped collecting poo left on the company's property at Five Points, about a mile ...

Sharpton says he still can’t understand why evangelicals, Christians ‘enthralled’ with Trump

U.S. 09/23/19, 04:29

The Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation," on Sunday Sept. 22, criticized President Trump about his suggestion to solve homelessness in California. Sharpton questioned Trump’s Christianity for saying homelessness was bad for business, saying he “subverted the humanitarian, called Jesus’s message to nurse a political grudge against California.”  He then said he does not “understand” how ...

California has housing crisis, Legislature has no fix yet

U.S. 06/02/19, 12:17

Crisis. Emergency. California lawmakers are describing the state's housing crunch in dire terms.But few seem to agree on what to do about it.The political wrangling over the last few weeks around bills to cap rent increases, set new rules for evictions and cut red tape to build more housing reveal ...

Officials direct $1.8M in weed fees for homeless services

Business 05/22/19, 13:58

Las Vegas-area officials will use nearly $1.8 million from marijuana business license fees to fund programs addressing homelessness.Clark County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to direct funding to HELP of Southern Nevada and to a rapid rehousing program.The Help organization will receive nearly $856,000 to add 76 beds at the Shannon ...

California governor launches task force on homelessness

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:47

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is creating a task force on homelessness as the state grapples with a housing crisis.The Democratic governor made the announcement Tuesday in Oakland, where county officials reported last week that the number of people experiencing homelessness increased 43 percent over the last two years.Newsom described homelessness ...

San Francisco area homeless count increases by double digits

U.S. 05/16/19, 19:32

A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland.More than 25,000 people were counted ...

Clinic unveils ‘health care on wheels’ to serve homeless

Health 05/11/19, 10:56

A Salt Lake City clinic will soon bring medical care to the streets.The Salt Lake Tribune reports Fourth Street Clinic has launched a mobile clinic on Thursday that will travel to homeless resource centers and nonprofit agencies each week providing care.Clinic leaders said they hope to reduce the number of ...

Update: California governor proposes $213.5B budget

U.S. 05/09/19, 13:12

The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal (all times local):11 a.m.California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $213.5 billion state government spending plan that boosts spending on homelessness, wildfire prevention and K-12 education.Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses a proposal to eliminate the state sales tax on tampons and diapers ...

San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness

U.S. 05/01/19, 08:40

A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions.Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions into a 2018 city measure to tax wealthy companies to pay ...

Homelessness rises in Argentina’s capital amid crisis

America 03/29/19, 00:04

A smiling two-year-old Valentina Aleman runs down a sidewalk in Buenos Aires, dodging cardboard boxes, a worn-out sofa and a broken refrigerator without noticing the cars zooming dangerously close to her and others risks of living on the streets.A makeshift tent of cardboard and plastic bags on the side of ...

Big city mayors seek more money to fight homelessness

U.S. 03/20/19, 16:22

Gov. Gavin Newsom and California's big city mayors pushed Wednesday for more money to help the homeless on top of the $500 million the state already is spending on one of its most vexing problems.The new Democratic governor and the mayors touted the state's Homeless Emergency Aid Program, which gives ...

Oregon OKs 1st statewide US mandatory rent control law

U.S. 02/28/19, 18:17

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation's first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say spiraling rent costs in the economically booming state have fueled widespread homelessness and housing insecurity.Brown, a Democrat, said the legislation will provide "some immediate relief to Oregonians ...

Oregon to become first state to impose rent control

Business 02/26/19, 17:35

Oregon will become the first state in the nation to impose statewide mandatory rent control after lawmakers passed a measure that will establish protections for people in the increasingly competitive housing market.The House approved the landmark bill 35-25 on Tuesday, over objections from Republicans who argued rent control will discourage ...

Oregon aims to tackle homelessness, housing crisis

Business 02/11/19, 20:11

Oregon's housing finance agency presented an ambitious plan Monday to attack homelessness, while battle lines were being drawn over a bill that would open neighborhoods zoned for single-family houses to higher density dwellings. The bill would require cities and counties to allow duplexes and some higher-density housing in lands zoned for ...

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