Homeless

St. Louis Local News: Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations in Effect Sunday, March 3, 2019

Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available ST. LOUIS, MO (STL.News) – Winter shelter and outreach operations are in effect for the City of St. Louis on March 3, 2019.  Additional cots are being made available for sheltering and support of our homeless neighbors in anticipation of the very cold winter weather. Exposure to cold can … Continue reading St. Louis Local News: Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations in Effect Sunday, March 3, 2019

Colorado News: Denver Reaches Proposed Settlement of Class Action with Plaintiffs for Those Experiencing Homelessness

DENVER, CO (STL.News) – The City and County of Denver has reached a proposed settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit over the removal of personal property during the cleanups of public areas.  The proposed agreement is the result of many months of working together to forge an agreement that will make … Continue reading Colorado News: Denver Reaches Proposed Settlement of Class Action with Plaintiffs for Those Experiencing Homelessness

VATICAN CITY | Pope gives those in square a gift, jokes: ‘don’t pay for it’

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis had a surprise for the 35,000 people in St. Peter’s Square — tiny crucifixes. Speaking to pilgrims, tourists and Romans on Sunday, Francis quipped that that because it’s a gift, “if someone says you must pay for it, he’s being shrewd” and there’s nothing to pay. Employing a familiar Italian … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope gives those in square a gift, jokes: ‘don’t pay for it’

Minutes before Trustee Sale, Desperate Homeowner contacts Nonprofit Alliance of Consumer Advocates, gets the Permanent Loan Modification that was previously rejected

COSTA MESA, CALIF./ AUGUST 19, 2018 (STL.News) Mario Talamante and his family had lived in their Los Banos California home since 1994. Like so many across the nation Mario had experienced some hardship and reached out to his lender for help only to be rejected. He received a Notice of Default on 10/04/2017. Mario Talamate … Continue reading Minutes before Trustee Sale, Desperate Homeowner contacts Nonprofit Alliance of Consumer Advocates, gets the Permanent Loan Modification that was previously rejected

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

For the first time in 7 years, there are more homeless in US

LOS ANGELES/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count … Continue reading For the first time in 7 years, there are more homeless in US

Report: West Coast homeless crisis pushes US count higher

LOS ANGELES/December 6, 2017 (AP)(StlRealEstate.News) — The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count Wednesday, … Continue reading Report: West Coast homeless crisis pushes US count higher

“Sleep Out” this holiday season to help with homeless youth in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO/November 18, 2017 (STL.News) For 3,000 youth in the St. Louis community, they don’t have the opportunity to gather around the dinner table with loved ones on Thanksgiving next week.  They have to worry about where they are going to sleep tomorrow, and how to avoid freezing to death in the middle of … Continue reading “Sleep Out” this holiday season to help with homeless youth in St. Louis

Growing homeless camps contrast with West Coast tech wealth

SEATTLE/November 7, 2017 (AP)(StlRealEstate.News) — In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor’s massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless – mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles … Continue reading Growing homeless camps contrast with West Coast tech wealth

Food for Thought: Hunger hits close to home

October 31, 2017 (STL.News) Millions of children across the United States will go to bed hungry tonight—including many who live right here in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties. According to FeedingAmerica.org, as of 2016, 41.2 million Americans struggle with hunger, including 28.3 million adults and 12.9 million children. In 2015, 10.4 percent of the … Continue reading Food for Thought: Hunger hits close to home

Rising Rents Lead to Increased Homeless Population

SEATTLE/ Aug. 3, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — Rising rents in the nation’s booming urban areas are creating crisis levels of homelessness that will continue or even accelerate as rents rise, Zillow® research has found. The connection between homelessness and increasing rents is especially strong in places that are already facing rapidly growing homeless populations: New York, Los Angeles, … Continue reading Rising Rents Lead to Increased Homeless Population

Renovated Vermont motel will soon be home for the homeless

BURLINGTON, Vt./July 29, 2017 (AP) (StlRealEstate.News) — A renovated motel in Vermont’s largest city is going to become home to a dozen or more people who have struggled with chronic homelessness. The Champlain Housing Trust announced this week that the Bel Aire Apartments in Burlington came about as the result of a partnership with the … Continue reading Renovated Vermont motel will soon be home for the homeless

Homeless To Participate In Photo Contest

ST. LOUIS, MO/April 11, 2017 (STL.News) A new approach is being taken aimed at providing a better insight to homelessness in the St. Louis region. Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service is launching a new project called “”In Plain Sight”, which uses photography, in an effort to expose the realities of homelessness.  The project will … Continue reading Homeless To Participate In Photo Contest