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May 01 2022
Major cities are cracking down on homeless encampments. But why are so many people 'living rough'? Here's everything you need to know:
How many are homeless?
It's hard to determine with any certainty, but in January 2020, more than 580,000 people were homeless in the U.S. on a given night, with an estimated 226,000 of them sleeping outside, in cars, or in abandoned buildings.The Week - News
Dec 16 2019
The Supreme Court of the United States has denied review to Boise, Idaho for its appeal of a homeless ticketing case. The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that Boise's policy of ticketing homeless citizens sleeping in public spaces violated the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits "cruel and unusual punishment." The Supreme Court denying to review Boise's appeal means thatIdaho Statesman CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News)
Dec 26 2019
President Donald Trump tweeted about California's worsening homelessness crisis Wednesday, saying the federal government would step in if Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is unable to "fix the problem." California's homeless population has risen by more than 20% in the last decade, an issue that has become one of the state's most pressing; Trump and Newsom have traded blame over the problem in recentSan Francisco Chronicle Fox News (Online News) Washington Post
Apr 11 2020
Homelessness is the condition of people lacking "a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence" as defined by The McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Point-in-time single night counts prepared by shelter providers differ greatly from federal government accounts. In 2014, approximately 1.5 million sheltered homeless people were counted, a number that does not include at least halfWikipedia
Oct 07 2019
Everyone’s on drugs here . . . and stealing,” an ex-felon named Shaku explains as he rips open a blue Popsicle wrapper with his teeth. Shaku is standing in an encampment of tents, trash, and bicycles, across from San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church. Another encampment-dweller lights a green crack pipe and passes it around. A few paces down the street, a gaunt man swipes a credit card throughCity Journal
Dec 23 2019
Charlie Click was homeless and living in his car in Austin, Texas, when a stranger in a white truck offered him a sandwich and a fresh pair of socks. When he was in his late 50s, Click had lost his home and most of his possessions after a yearslong spiral that included four prison terms and two cancer diagnoses. The ordeal had left Click alone and dependent on pills and alcohol to cope, butReason
Sep 15 2014
The destitute are bounced from city to city by liberalism’s job-killing policies.Washington Times
Apr 04 2022
FROM NEW YORK CITY to Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., a growing list of major cities across the country are escalating a brutal war on their poorest denizens. No policy makes this clearer than the recent and aggressive sweeps of homeless encampments nationwide without any serious options for safe long-term shelter, let alone permanent housing.
In New York City aloneThe Intercept
Mar 11 2022
Makeshift shelters abut busy roadways, tent cities line sidewalks, tarps cover broken-down cars, and sleeping bags are tucked in storefront doorways. The reality of the homelessness crisis in Oregon’s largest city can’t be denied.
“I would be an idiot to sit here and tell you that things are better today than they were five years ago with regard to homelessness,” Portland Mayor TedAssociated Press