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Los Angeles Times

Rachel Scheier

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Activists in Berkeley, California, are filling in what they say is a gap in homeless services during the coronavirus outbreak. Volunteers are safely delivering food and other supplies to those without shelter.

Crain's Detroit Business

Sherri Welch

28 March 2020

Michigan, United States

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Following other models across the U.S., in Michigan's Oakland County, homeless shelters and local restaurants are partnering to weather the coronavirus pandemic. The county is paying restaurants to cook meals for food...

Oregon Live

Michael Russell

27 March 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A growing countywide effort in Oregon is serving as somewhat of a lifeline for restaurants threatened by coronavirus closures. Businesses are keeping on or rehiring some of their employees to make food for individuals...

WBUR

Adrian Ma

23 March 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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To help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on some of its most vulnerable populations, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is paying otherwise closed restaurants to make food for short-staffed homeless...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

19 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A Philadelphia program called Our Closet offers a judgement-free way for people to access high-quality donated clothes without any barriers to entry—no paperwork, referral, or ID needed. As their services grew, they j...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

16 February 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Doctors from USC have formed a small street team that travels to homeless communities to treat medical concerns and help provide assistance. Part of a growing trend around the United States, these teams are playing a ...

HousingWire

Julia Falcon

14 February 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The City of Seattle partnered with Zillow to create a searchable database of affordable vacant rental units. Case managers are using the tool to get homeless residents into housing.

Chicago Tribune

Sophie Sherry

11 February 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, city workers take care to clear debris and abandoned tents but not informal settlements belonging to homeless populations. Workers with the Department of Streets and Sanitation worked with community lawyer...

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Chris Rudisill

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24 January 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The Beloved Community Village, a tiny-home community in Denver, Colorado, serves as an example of a successful housing model for people in insecure housing situations. The community takes a shared living approach and ...

Colorado Trust

Daliah Singer

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22 January 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In Denver, Colorado, one homeless shelter is using trauma-informed design to make residents feel more at home and less likely to sleep outside. Architects building Sanderson Apartments considered past traumas when cho...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Taylor Stevens

3 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Utah, Catholic Community Services uses an online survey platform called Pulse for Good to learn what members of vulnerable communities actually want and need. After generating input from the local homeless populati...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Taylor Stevens

2 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, a father-son duo started Project Empathy, which gives people experiencing homelessness a space to tell their stories and build community. Over meals, the father and son team build connections ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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24 December 2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada and Humanity First Canada teamed up to transform a bus into a mobile shelter for the homeless, complete with 20 beds, a kitchenette, a bathroom, internet, and more. The progra...

LA Progressive

Alexandria Jacobson

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15 December 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To fight food insecurity—especially with those experiencing homelessness—Chicago has created a network of programs and organizations across the city to support those who need it in many different ways. One example is ...

Southern California Public Radio

David Wagner

6 December 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, concerns due to ever-increasing numbers of people experiencing homelessness is prompting state and city leaders to emulate strategies from New York and Chicago. Many of those strategies, like call cente...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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16 November 2019

Australia

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In Australia, a universal survey in several secondary schools helps to identify students who are at risk of becoming homeless and connects them with wraparound services. The prevention-based model may soon be piloted ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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13 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and/or with a foster placement history, barriers to education, work, health, and general safety are a common experience. The Quads on Lancaster supportive housing program in ...

Kitsap Sun

Austen Macalus

1 November 2019

Port Orchard, Washington, United States

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The Coffee Oasis program in Port Orchard foregoes the traditional foster system and instead directly pairs homeless youth with a host family. Host families like the Coffee Oasis allow stable environments for teens or ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

31 October 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A bookmobile program in Queens brings stories, computers and wifi to family shelters to help expand access to these vital resources to children and families without a permanent home. The book-filled bus has served ove...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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21 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, homeless populations oftentimes face much greater health issues which financially impacts the state's public health care system. To address barriers to obtaining housing, with a sub-goal of bettering pe...

Vox

Matthew Zeitlin

11 October 2019

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Cities like Santa Barbara are creating "Safe Parking Programs" that designate certain parking lots as safe and legal for residents living in their cars to park at night. An organized intake procedure on-site attempts ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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9 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, an HIV-prevention group has partnered with another youth-focused social services organization to connect patients experiencing homeless or housing insecurity with appropriate resources. By offering we...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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3 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles and other California cities are expanding their "street care" efforts by sending medical professionals into homeless encampments to include houseless individuals in the state health care system. Doctors su...

Berkeleyside

Tony Hicks

30 September 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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In Berkeley, where shelter for those experiencing homelessness is extremely difficult to come by, the nonprofit and advocacy group Lava Mae is partnering with the city to provide a dedicated space for personal hygiene...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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30 September 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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Providing access to a permanent address allows individuals experiencing homeless to break the “Postal Paradox.” In San Jose, California, individuals without an address can use The Window, a program operated by the Cat...

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