For the first time since the government began doing the annual count, the number of single adults living outside — 209,413 — exceeded the number of individuals living in shelters — 199,478.
By July 11, Phase 3 will start. It will include the possibility for arrests and encampment clearances in areas not meeting compliance after citations have been issued may be conducted by law enforcement.
"My friends are leaving California," she said. "Actually, my hangar — the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, 'Where are you going?' And he says, 'I'm moving to Sedona, Arizona. I can't take it anymore. I can't walk down the streets and see the homeless.'"
PORTLAND, Ore. — Six months after the city cleared campers from the streets lining Laurelhurst Park, reps for all five Portland city commissioners Friday met with activists protesting the idea of another sweep. Those activists say they’re protecting the dozens of people who returned to the park months ago, making the Southeast Portland neighborhood look like the city had never intervened.
Park Hill residents sued a nonprofit, a church and its pastor and the city of Denver to try and prevent a legal homeless encampment from opening in their neighborhood.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas House on Wednesday moved to advance a bill that would ban homeless encampments in public places statewide, a move that comes less than a week after voters in Austin reinstated a similar ban that was removed two years ago.
Protesters gathered on Roymar Road in Oceanside on Friday as rocks were being bulldozed onto a former homeless encampment by city workers.
None of this daunted Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, who championed installing 15 of the pallet shelters at an underutilized public works yard. “We’ve had an increasing problem and we needed a solution,” Brand said. “We didn’t want to just wait and see what happens, we wanted to take a proactive approach.”
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Police fatally shot a homeless man who allegedly pulled a gun on officers south of downtown Riverside Saturday morning.
The Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday approved a homeless ordinance that restricts camping in most parts of the city, but requires a safe sleeping program and daytime storage before the rules can take effect.
From my experience, getting housing right then would not have been helpful. There were numerous things I needed to do before I was in the right place to be ready for housing. I had numerous obstacles to overcome.