Homelessness

FILE--In this Monday, July 21, 2014, file photo, bedding, clothing and broken glass litter a homeless encampment in Albuquerque, N. M., where authorities say three teenagers fatally beat two homeless Navajo men in a crime so alarming it led to the creation of a city task force on Native American homelessness. The recent March 2018 killing in Albuquerque of another homeless man who also was from the Navajo Nation is again exposing the heightened dangers many say Native Americans coping with homelessness often face. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing, file)
April 19, 2018 - 8:26 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then gunfire flashed in the dark. Ronnie Ross, a 50-year-old from the Navajo Nation town of Shiprock, had been shot a dozen...
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In this Sunday, April 8, 2018 photo, candles burn in front of a makeshift memorial for John Andrew Elifritz outside City Team Ministries in Portland, Ore. Elifritz, 48, was identified by his brother as the man fatally shot by police inside City Team Ministries homeless shelter Saturday night, April 7. (Maxine Bernstein/The Oregonian via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 8:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — David Abbs was sitting in his wheelchair inside a Portland, Oregon, homeless shelter when a shirtless man burst in, grabbed a jacket from a donation bin and dashed outside. The man ran back in and tried to cut himself with a knife before officers fired bean bag rounds at him,...
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FILE--In this Dec. 1, 2014, file photo, a resident peeks out from inside a trailer after receiving an order to move at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle in San Jose, Calif. San Jose, California-based Cisco Systems Inc. is donating $50 million to address the growing problem of homelessness in Santa Clara County and is encouraging other Silicon Valley companies to also step up. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)
March 26, 2018 - 8:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. announced Monday that it will donate $50 million over five years to address the growing problem of homelessness in California's Santa Clara County and is encouraging other Silicon Valley companies to make similar efforts. In a blog post,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Eva Stough opens the door to her tiny house, where she lives with her partner and baby, at a homeless encampment in Seattle. In the absence of legislation to incentivize the acceptance of Section 8 vouchers, politicians and advocates have been scrambling to keep up with the surge of unsheltered residents in the state. One answer in Seattle has been the so-called tiny houses, portable 120-square-foot shacks of simple wood construction, which now include seven villages with a capacity to house 350 people since its start in 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 06, 2018 - 4:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mindy Woods fought her way out of homelessness. It's a success story state lawmakers and advocacy groups are trying to replicate by targeting perhaps the biggest challenge faced by the homeless: rejection. Woods, 52, slept on friends' couches for eight months and had eight property...
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Pedestrians cross Whitehall as snow falls in London, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Heavy snow in parts of Britain is causing disruption to road, rail and air travel and has led to hundreds of schools being closed across the country.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
February 27, 2018 - 10:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An extreme Siberian cold snap sweeping across Europe is claiming lives in Poland and Romania, but also dusted the ancient ruins of Pompeii with snow Tuesday and prompted Amsterdam authorities to prepare the city's iconic canals for ice-skaters. The Red Cross said its emergency...
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Homeless people line up in preparation to move from their homeless camp site along a riverbed in Anaheim, Calif. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Authorities are being allowed to shut down a large homeless encampment in Southern California and move hundreds of tent-dwellers into motel rooms. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 20, 2018 - 5:12 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities took steps Tuesday toward shutting down a large homeless encampment and relocating hundreds of tent-dwellers to motel rooms under a court-supervised deal with lawyers who sued to protect their rights. Scores of people hauling suitcases and pet...
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Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Judge Carter is overseeing a lawsuit filed by homeless advocates over the planned closure of the encampment on the county-owned trail. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn Wednesday down a California trail to ask hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed what it will take to help them move. U.S. District Judge David O...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif. A long-running dispute over a Southern California county's plans to shut down the massive homeless encampment faces a key day in court. Homeless residents and their advocates are expected to argue in U.S. court Tuesday, Feb. 13, that Orange County can't remove them from a riverbed bike trail without adequate housing options. Officials say they've offered shelter beds and housing. The lawsuit is being watched by homeless advocates nationwide amid a rise in encampments. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
February 13, 2018 - 3:14 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge hearing arguments over whether a California county should be able to clear out a huge homeless encampment said Tuesday he plans to take a field trip to the site alongside a riverbed. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter also demanded that Orange County...
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January 30, 2018 - 11:18 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge handed a prison sentence Tuesday to a homeless man who admitted stealing from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing while pretending to help them. Chris Parker, 33, received worldwide acclaim when he said he helped comfort people who were injured or dying after the...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three women have pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the deadly beating of a homeless man outside a Philadelphia gas station. Philly.com reports 37-year-old Aleathea Gillard, 27-year-old Kaisha Duggins and 26-year-old Shareena Joachim entered their pleas Monday. Three...
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