In the last three years, more cities have prohibited camping, sleeping in public, sharing food, and living in vehicles.
Food Not Bombs is appealing the latest ruling in a case that challenged restrictions on sharing food with the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Two states this year passed laws to fight youth homelessness.
COMMENTARY | Communities can improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness by ensuring they have strong governance for their continuum of care systems.
New Orleans slashed its homelessness numbers by 90% over a decade but has hit a plateau.
After a Boise, Idaho law that prohibits sleeping in public spaces was ruled unconstitutional by an appellate court, some local governments are raising concerns about how they can now legally address problems stemming from homeless people living on the streets.
As Trump targets California’s homeless crisis, a report from his Council of Economic Advisors lays out a policing-heavy blueprint for fixing the issue.
Ahead of President Trump’s trip to California this week, the administration has outlined strategies including housing deregulation and increased law enforcement involvement.
Nearly a third of U.S. homeless people are living with serious, untreated mental illness.
In King County, Washington, a local lawmaker wants to spend $1 million to offer free bus tickets to homeless people to help them reunite with family.
At a House Financial Committee hearing, members of Congress heard about possible local, state, and federal solutions.
San Francisco will launch the pilot program next week.
COMMENTARY | There is no official method for counting people who live in their vehicles.
COMMENTARY | In Washington state, thousands of young people are locked up annually for “status offenses” and find themselves homeless when leaving detention. A new law seeks to change that.
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Voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative that sought to give homeless people the right to camp in public places.
Deaths increased 76% in the past five years, according to an analysis of coroner data.
The Denver initiative is the latest front in a campaign advocates for homeless people have been waging at the state level for years.
“People should have places to go to the bathroom when they need to, and in San Francisco they don't,” says a supervisor there looking to tackle this and other issues tied to street cleanliness.
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