"Such a bold commitment would have transformative and lasting impact on our state, and make California a national model of compassion," the mayors of California's 13 largest cities wrote to state legislature leaders while asking for $16 billion in funding to house the homeless.
The proposal comes just two years after Nashville cleared the city's most visible homeless encampment.
This is a looming national crisis and one that requires immediate redress. Losing one's home has a devastating long-lasting impact from which many do not recover, to say nothing of the effect it has on children.
Police faced more than 200 protesters at the park on Wednesday night. The protests were against plans to move homeless people out the park so that the council could carry out repairs.
Homeless residents of an Echo Park encampment have been moved into hotel rooms being rented under a state program to house vulnerable homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
The LAPD has declared an unlawful assembly and order to disperse as hundreds of protesters gathered in the city.
Hundreds of protesters faced off against police who moved in to clear a homeless encampment in the popular Los Angeles park.
President Joe Biden signed into law a historic $1.9 trillion stimulus bill on March 11 that is aimed at helping Americans through the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Don't New York my Florida" has sprung up on T-shirts and bumper stickers across the Sunshine State as residents and politicians express concern about wealthy pandemic transplants moving south.
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"We should be repurposing some of those [hotel] properties as affordable housing as quickly as possible," the New York City mayoral candidate said.
Mercer Island City Council approved the ordinance, which would see police moving people to homeless shelters in other cities, by six to one.
Several people have reportedly been arrested as a SWAT team responded to homeless activists occupying a hotel in Olympia, Washington.
More than 33,000 people were taken off the streets and given a bed during COVID, a number almost eight times higher than the U.K. government had estimated.
When I was about to turn 11, my mom kept asking me over and over what I wanted to do for my birthday and I finally decided I wanted to help feed the homeless.
Videos posted on social media showed officers dragging people out of the homes in the El Sereno neighbourhood of Los Angeles, as activists protest in the background.
Homeless families demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio install Wi-Fi networks in homeless shelters housing school-age children before classes resume after the winter break.
I'm a doctor in Lake Charles and I was working at a hospital in the city on the night the hurricane hit. It was the worst hurricane I've ever seen, and the destruction it caused has been catastrophic.
Hyatt said that they "vehemently condemn unethical, illegal practices like corporate impersonation to encourage government action" after an anonymous activist group in Seattle issued a fake press release claiming the hotel would provide free housing for the homeless on Tuesday.
Air quality across the state has plummeted as fires continue to burn.
The man was found living at the Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The CARES Act designated around $4 billion to help in the pandemic, which experts have welcomed but said does not meet the need.
Richard Marshall fears that for many homeless people like him, the end of the lockdown will mean living back on the streets.
Coronavirus exposes failed progressive homeless policies, writes a Seattle-based radio host.
Snake River Farms normally sells its high-end beef to restaurants, but with those closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will donate the meat instead.
"We are all the community. All of us."
The majority of homeless people live in States such as California, New York, Florida and Texas but increases in rough sleeping and those needing emergency shelter are increasing nationwide.
Police have arrested a man who reportedly lived in the rafters of a Haggen Northwest Fresh Market in Auburn, Washington for several weeks.