Homeless

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