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Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

12 November 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque established a new city department, Albuquerque Community Safety, that handles some of the 200,000 calls to 911 every year for a range of low-level, non-violent problems that don't require a police response...

Noticias De Gipuzkoa

Néstor Rodríguez

3 November 2021

Donostia, Spain

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A group of volunteers came together to fed young people, mostly immigrants, living on the streets. Around 40 residents of Egia began cooking hot meals to serve to people in a local community square. Two volunteers are...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Mark Wiebe

Hunter Funk

27 October 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Since the early 2000s, when its overcrowded jail led to a decision to jail fewer people instead of adding more cells, Bexar County, Texas, has provided comprehensive help to people likely to end up jailed if social an...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

1 October 2021

Salinas, California, United States

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Over 120 hotels and motels have been converted into affordable housing developments in California, housing 8,260 people who were previously experiencing homelessness. Known as Homekey, the state-funded program was ini...

FreshWater Cleveland

Sydney Kornegay

15 September 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Project ACT provides support services to 1,000 Cleveland public school students experiencing homelessness or living with guardians other than their parents. Students are set up with a life skills coach who provides em...

BBC

Simon Maybin

14 September 2021

United Kingdom

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To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Everyone In initiative offers housing to people experiencing homelessness. In the first few months of the program, the government paid for hotel rooms – which were empty due to the...

5280 - The Denver Magazine

Daliah Singer

1 September 2021

Wellington, Colorado, United States

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Harvest Farm is an experiential recovery program that helps men experiencing homelessness and struggling with substance abuse achieve sobriety and become self-sufficient with stable work and housing. The program is fr...

QNotes

Tonya Jameson

20 August 2021

United States

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Several organizations across the country are providing housing options for members of the trans community. Wraparound services address addiction and mental health issues in Atlanta, a land trust in Memphis has led to ...

Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

5 August 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Disaster preparedness in the form of close inter-agency coordination and communication helped Cuyahoga County, Ohio, protect its unhoused population from COVID-19 to a greater extent than Lane County, Oregon. Although...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

16 July 2021

Monterey County, California, United States

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Casa de Noche Buena is a homeless shelter that takes a housing-first approach to providing services, which means almost anyone can find help there. Along with a place to sleep, the shelter also provides wraparound ser...

NBC News

Vicky Collins

4 July 2021

Denver, United States

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As the nation’s largest city to embrace an alternative approach to responding to 911 calls in non-violent personal crises, Denver finished the first year of its pilot program having never needed police backup when its...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

24 June 2021

Arizona, United States

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The Central Arizona Shelter Services, with help from the City of Phoenix and federal CARES Act COVID relief money, contracted a local hotel to turn 100 rooms into a shelter for the growing number of seniors experienci...

San Francisco Examiner

Joshua Sabatini

4 June 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's Street Crisis Response Team is a pilot project meant to divert 911 calls for mental health emergencies from police to new teams of mobile counselors. Though it started with only one team and later expa...

Christian Science Monitor

Jingnan Peng

4 June 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston used vouchers to help "doubled-up families" – those with school-age children sharing crowded apartments with other families – jump the line of people waiting for subsidized housing and get their own homes. Scho...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

1 June 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The long-running CAHOOTS program, which replaces police with medics and social workers to respond to non-violent, non-criminal mental health crises, suicide threats, and problems stemming from homelessness, serves as ...

WHYY

Darryl C. Murphy

26 May 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A pilot program in Philadelphia’s transit system is providing social services for people struggling with addiction. Loitering violations in and around SEPTA stations are on the rise in the wake of the pandemic, spurri...

What's Next Magazine

Natalie Mead

21 May 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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Six San Francisco neighborhoods are now served by the city's Street Crisis Response Teams, which answer 911 calls for non-violent mental or behavioral health crises without police involvement. In its first two months ...

The Eastern Door

Laurence Brisson Dubreuil

7 May 2021

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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A nonprofit day shelter, Resilience Montreal, partnered with public health officials to provide vaccines to members of the indigenous community who are experiencing homelessness. Vaccinations were provided without the...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

7 May 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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A lump sum of $7,500 was handed out to people experience homelessness in Vancouver as an experiment. The results show that recipients benefitted by accessing stable housing faster and eventually achieving financial st...

Arizona Daily Star

Stephanie Casanova

1 May 2021

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Tucson Police Department's Homeless Outreach Team operates on the premise that even though many want to see police excluded from any role in dealing with homelessness, residents still call 911 and demand a police resp...

What's Next Magazine

Jessica Kantor

29 April 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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When Las Vegas' restrictions on encampments pushed unhoused people into a shopping center outside the restricted zone, Vegas Stronger worked with business owners and the police to intervene without the need for arrest...

Portland Tribune

Jim Redden

28 April 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Multnomah County sold its unused Wapato Jail to a developer whose nonprofit partner has used grants and donations to turn the former jail into Bybee Lakes Hope Center, a residential treatment program for unhoused peop...

Capital Current

Tobin Ng

27 April 2021

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

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Temporary modular housing is alleviating homelessness in Richmond, Canada. Stacked units are quicker and cheaper to construct and the temporary housing comes with wraparound services such as meals, support groups, and...

WCNC-TV

Lexi Wilson

9 April 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Charlotte's rapid growth has put affordable housing out of reach to many residents. So the Home Again Foundation, a nonprofit, got into the homebuilding game. It constructed eight affordable housing units on land that...

Sacramento Bee

Vincent Moleski

7 April 2021

Elk Grove, California, United States

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Residents experiencing homelessness in Elk Grove, California, are being paid to clean up their encampments. The job was done by public services employees prior to the pandemic and cost the city upwards of $10,000. Now...

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