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Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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25 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the new HostHome program is working to decrease rates of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness by connecting youth with volunteer households to host them and social workers to provide additional supp...

KCRW

Anna Scott

Steve Chiotakis

18 July 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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To combat homelessness, an interdisciplinary group known as the “homeless multidisciplinary street team” is focusing efforts on housing those that call 911 more often than others. Taking lessons from a similar model t...

NPR

Colin Dwyer

17 July 2019

Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

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Libraries across the United States are expanding what they offer to not just include books, but also a host of social and human services. From stocking an anti-overdose drug to offering mental health services and lega...

The Christian Science Monitor

Francine Kiefer

1 July 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California and other western states, where the number of people experiencing homelessness has increased dramatically, some nonprofits are offering up parking lots as a place for those who live in their cars to stay...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

3 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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In Helsinki, Finland, the "Housing First" model, where housing is offered to those experiencing homelessness unconditionally is showing results. The program, which also can include services and is made possible in par...

Next City

Valerie Vande Panne

27 May 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Across the country, street newspapers - written by low-income people and those experiencing homelessness - are empowering their writers and providing necessary perspectives to the communities they serve. For vendors, ...

AZ Big Media

Macie Williams

2 May 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona's Homeless I.D. Project helps houseless folks obtain identification documents such as IDs, birth certificates, and social security cards to facilitate re-entry into society. IDs are often stolen or misplaced w...

Boise State Public Radio

Brooklyn Riepma

30 April 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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With New Path Community Housing, Boise is one more city implementing Housing First policies to help reduce rates of homelessness. The apartment complex also includes onsite services and healthcare providers to help pe...

The Denver Channel

Kumasi Aaron

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24 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Backed by $160,000 in philanthropic donations, two laundry trucks frequent 7-8 locations in Denver, Colorado to offer laundry services for people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Clean clothes are vital t...

Green Philly

Siani Colon

8 April 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students at Temple University are using their unused meal "swipes"--or prepaid dining hall entries--to help buy food for those in need in Philadelphia. The organization Swipes for Philadelphia now has expanded their i...

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Gary Warth

25 March 2019

San Francisco, United States

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The San-Francisco based organization Miracle Messages has helped to reunited around 200 people experiencing homelessness with friends and family using the internet and a small-but-dedicated group of staff. The team fi...

Undark

Larry Buhl

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19 March 2019

Venice, California, United States

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When people experiencing homelessness are admitted to a hospital, they don't always have advance care directives in place which takes ownership away from them as far as dictating their treatment, who to contact and wh...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

11 March 2019

Abilene, United States

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The national program Built for Zero is aiming to end veteran and chronic homelessness by using a comprehensive data set that allows for tracking of the homelessness situation day-by-day, along with a Housing First ap...

Model D

Brian Allnutt

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5 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two medical school initiatives in Detroit allow students to gain a sense of empathy while treating at-risk populations in a city known for harsh environments for homeless individuals. The programs, run through Michiga...

The Nashua Telegraph

Sheryl Rich-Kern

3 March 2019

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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The hub-and-spoke model allows local partners to provide individuals with access to resources earmarked specifically for opioid addiction treatment. The system of care, which uses regional clinics and non-profits as ...

KUSA

Steve Staeger

27 February 2019

Denver, United States

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In Denver, residents and city officials are learning about how to better strategize to reduce chronic homelessness by following Utah's example - and learning from its failures. Utah's inability to sustain the investme...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

20 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia has one of the United State's highest poverty rates, but still manages to have one of the lowest rates of people experiencing homelessness; in part, this is possible because of the number of s...

WBUR

Jeremy Hobson

19 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Radio

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The city of New Orleans has managed to reduce homelessness by 90% since 2007, when a count showed more than 11,600 people were experiencing homelessness. Their strategy is deceptively simple - they gathered an outreac...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

11 February 2019

San Diego, United States

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Cities across the West Coast are facing increased rates of homelessness in their regions, including people who sleep in their cars; those experiencing vehicular homelessness have previously struggled to find a parking...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

8 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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To help provide women experiencing homelessness with menstrual products, the Perigives project has created posters and drop boxes that anyone can print and place in a public restroom. The initiative has shown some suc...

KUNM

Ty Bannerman

7 February 2019

New Mexico, United States

Radio

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Across New Mexico, organizations and local governments are working to address homelessness. This podcast outlines multiple initiatives, including ones to make a winter shelter open all year round and a program geared ...

Government Technology

Melia Russell

5 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Access to a smartphone or Internet services can assist in escaping homelessness. By offering WiFi, San Francisco-based homeless shelters hope not only to bring more individuals in off the street, but also to provide t...

NationSwell

Alan Thompson

Hallie Steiner

4 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After a highly successful pilot run, Denver formally instituted Denver Day Works, an initiative that pays homeless residents to clean up and landscape the city during the day. So far, the program has helped over 150 p...

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Cinammon Janzer

1 February 2019

Minneapolis, United States

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In Minneapolis, they've dealt with one of the largest encampments of people experiencing homelessness - not by "clearing" it as many other cities do, but by collaborating with local organizations to help residents tra...

BBC

Mat Trewern

31 January 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Local UK governments look to Helsinki, Finland as an example of a city that has nearly eradicated homeless by offering people on the streets free housing, unconditionally. While often drug use and alcoholism persists ...

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