Sanctuary Camp Residents Pressured To Move

By  Jenn Schreiter, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – Houseless Twin Cities residents have recently endured arrests, the trashing of their belongings, and violent actions at the hands of Park Police, whose participation in these [...]

28 Million Evictions Loom As Houses Sit Empty

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

Congress’s inability to actually represent the real-live human beings of America, combined with an economic system that rewards lack of empathy and an excess of greed, has brought us to a dark [...]

Homelessness In The COVID-19 Era

By Rajan Menon, Tom Dispatch. -

The novel SARS-CoV-2 has roared through the American landscape leaving physical, emotional, and economic devastation in its wake. By early July, known infections in this country exceeded three [...]

Single Mothers And Children Take Over Abandoned Public Buildings

By Mindy Isser, In These Times. -

In Philadelphia, single mothers and their children have moved into abandoned, publicly owned buildings, in the most significant housing take over in the country—at a time when millions have lost [...]

Without Immediate Action, Millions Of People Will Be Evicted In The Coming Months

By Jannine Jackson, FAIR. -

From the beginning, we have seen that if the federal government didn’t intervene in a really significant and sustained way, that we would see a wave of evictions and a spike in homelessness. And [...]

Looming Evictions May Soon Make 28 Million Homeless

By Annie Nova, CNBC. -

Emily Benfer began her career representing homeless families in Washington, D.C. Her first case involved a family that had been evicted after complaining to their landlord about the holes in [...]

Coronavirus: Rough Sleepers In London Given Hotel Rooms

About 300 rooms were made available this weekend to vulnerable people already known to homelessness charities as part of an initial trial. London Mayor Sadiq Khan's office is working with [...]

Another Group Of Homeless Moms And Families Are Taking Over A House — This Time In L.A.

By Liam Dillon and Laura J. Nelson, Latimes.com -

Weeks after a group of homeless mothers took over a vacant house in Oakland and managed to keep it, another group of moms is trying to do the same in Los Angeles. On Saturday morning, the [...]

Number Of Homeless Students In The US Surges 15%, Now Topping 1.5 Million

By the National Center for Homeless Education. -

The number of homeless students enrolled in public school districts and reported by state educational agencies (SEAs) during school year (SY) 2017-18 was 1,508,265. This number does not reflect [...]

New Round Of Trump Budget Cuts Could Force More Californians Into Homelessness, Advocates Say

By David Lightman and Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, Mcclatchydc.com -

The Trump administration is proposing a cut in homeless assistance funding next year, frustrating advocates who say the crisis in Sacramento and other cities is worsening. The White House budget [...]

Manhattan: A City Of Empty Luxury Condos And Overflowing Homeless Shelters

By Staff, Boingboing.net -

New York's luxury real-estate market has been in freefall for years, and now the city's super-luxe buildings are sitting empty -- even as property prices in the city remain stubbornly high, [...]

Arrests Made During Protests Against Las Vegas Homeless Ordinances

By Staff, Tasnimnews.com -

A new law allowing Las Vegas to designate sidewalk cleaning periods and criminalizing camping in those areas during cleaning time takes effect Sunday, allowing police to arrest anyone sitting, [...]

Police Assault Solidarity Camp With Unsheltered People

By J.M. Straughn, Worker's World -

In Salt Lake City, the Take Shelter Coalition set up an encampment here of about 80 people on Jan. 2 to enforce demands to end the brutal treatment of unsheltered members of the working class. [...]

Finland Ends Homelessness And Provides Shelter For All In Need

By Kathrin Glosel, Scoop.me -

In 2008 you could see tent villages and huts standing between trees in the parks of Helsinki. Homeless people had built makeshift homes in the middle of Finland’s capital city. They were exposed [...]

Supreme Court Signals Homeless People Have Constitutional Right To Sleep In Public Spaces

By Stephan Johnson, Big Think -

The Supreme Court on Monday effectively said it shouldn't be a crime by declining to hear an appeal of the case City of Boise vs. Martin. That case, filed in 2009, involved 10 homeless people [...]