Homeless

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

WASHINGTON  — Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron Wednesday afternoon to help serve meals to the homeless. The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy stood outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., where he spent an hour … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

Chicago, IL News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Introduces Plan To Expand Shelter Beds, Related Services For Victims Of Domestic Violence

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today at WINGS Metro announced a new plan to expand the City’s shelter bed capacity for victims of domestic violence by fifty percent.  Through a proposed two percent homeshare surcharge, Chicago will increase housing options for victims of domestic violence while helping increase access to critical resources. “This … Continue reading Chicago, IL News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Introduces Plan To Expand Shelter Beds, Related Services For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Evacuations impact Big Island’s rental, homeless housing

HILO, Hawaii/June 1, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Hawaii officials have reached a crossroad between providing shelter for volcano eruption evacuees and holding steady on a push to regulate rental and homeless housing. Democrat State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura of Puna wrote Gov. David Ige on Tuesday asking him to issue executive orders to alleviate the housing … Continue reading Evacuations impact Big Island’s rental, homeless housing

SEATTLE  | Seattle OKs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless

SEATTLE  — Seattle’s largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in gross revenues about $275 per … Continue reading SEATTLE  | Seattle OKs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless

Deputies move to clear big California homeless encampment

ANAHEIM, Calif. /January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Southern California authorities on Monday went tent to tent telling the homeless living in a 2-mile-long (3.2-kilometer-long) encampment that the large riverbed encampment some have called home for years is being closed down. Orange County sheriff’s deputies called out to tent dwellers on the dusty trail designed for … Continue reading Deputies move to clear big California homeless encampment

UK ponders what to do with homeless ahead of royal wedding

LONDON/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—A political storm is brewing ahead of Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s May 19 wedding over whether to crack down on homeless people and beggars in the well-to-do English town of Windsor. The wedding will be held at Windsor Castle, the town’s most famous landmark and a favoured residence of Queen Elizabeth II. … Continue reading UK ponders what to do with homeless ahead of royal wedding

Food, showers, tents: Does the help help the homeless?

ANAHEIM, Calif. /December 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) –  Mohammed Aly does not see any reason why he shouldn’t try to ease the lives of Orange County’s homeless. But the authorities — and many of his neighbors — disagree. Aly, a 28-year-old lawyer and activist, has been arrested three times as he campaigned on behalf of street … Continue reading Food, showers, tents: Does the help help the homeless?

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA /December 25,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation … Continue reading Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public