Pinal County’s homelessness resources recover from pandemic impacts, but now more people could be at risk
Affordable housing, evictions and homelessness have remained prevalent topics nationwide as the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to resonate. In Pinal County, data shows that the population of people who are experiencing homelessness hasn’t grown drastically. The pandemic did, however, cause disruption to resource access, and many people are at risk of losing housing.
Homeless will continue to occupy Aloft hotel in downtown Denver
(Denver, Colo.) A downtown Denver hotel will continue to house people experiencing homelessness at risk for COVID-19 through the end of this year. City Council will consider the item on its Monday consent agenda. Matters on the consent agenda usually pass without a roll call vote.
70 percent in Denver program reduce substance use, report says
(Denver, Colo.) Caring for Denver has made great strides in combatting substance abuse and mental health problems for Denverites, according to its 2021 annual report. Created by a city ordinance, Caring for Denver launched in 2019. Sales tax dollars fund the foundation.
At least 61% of LA voters say homelessness is a top priority in the upcoming mayoral race
Over 60% of voters across the city of Los Angeles are saying that homelessness is a top priority in the upcoming mayoral race, a poll by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California has shown.
Homeless blast Denver council on camping ban anniversary
This man criticized the Denver City Council Monday for not doing enough to help the homeless.City and County of Aurora/Denver 8. (Denver, Colo.) People experiencing homelessness packed the City Council chambers and three overflow rooms Monday as they commemorated the 10th anniversary of Denver's camping ban.
Friday in Portland: Mayor to deliver State of the City address, Oregon Zoo names baby orangutan & more
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, May 6 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Mayor Wheeler to deliver annual State of the City address on Friday.
Friday in Denver: Judge rules in favor of 9News lawsuit against DougCo school district
(Tingey Injury Law Firm/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Hello and welcome to another Friday edition of the Denver Daily Roundup. Today is Friday, May 6. Happy Friday and cheers to all who made it through the first week of the fifth month of 2022.
Thursday in Portland: Mayor releases $6.7B budget proposal focusing on homelessness, public safety
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, May 5 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Mayor Wheeler releases $6.7B budget proposal focused on homelessness, public safety.
Aurora reserves only 10 mats for those displaced by camping ban
(Denver, Colo.) Don't expect to see the crowds of homeless people camping in Aurora to disappear anytime soon. So far, the city only has set aside only 10 beds – mats, really – for people displaced by the urban camping sweeps.
Everyone has their idea of how to eradicate LA homelessness, but they don't seem to agree on one clear plan
Every candidate vying for the seat of becoming the mayor of Los Angeles has their idea of how to rid the city of homelessness. However, all of them have different ideas that clash.
Council members rank homelessness top budget issue
Workers sweep a homeless encampment in Denver.Denver Homeless Out Loud. (Denver, Colo.) The facilitator called it the "pre-game show" to the council's annual budget retreat. Members of the Budget and Policy Committee listed projects Monday they want included in the upcoming city budget. Overwhelmingly, spending on fighting homelessness emerged on top.
Denver uses VOA hotel to give homeless a place to recover
(Denver, Colo.) A homeless shelter serving families will begin to house people recuperating from surgery or other medical treatment. Denver City Council voted Monday to spend $73,000 on a respite director for Volunteers of America Family Hotel, 4855 and 4905 West Colfax Ave.
Aurora camping ban expected to cost $4 million annually
(Aurora, Colo.) According to city estimates, Aurora's new camping ban will cost at least $4 million annually. The council will hear options for housing people displaced by the encampment sweeps during Monday's study session. Additional costs include storage of their belongings and wraparound mental health services.
On the Frontline of a McHenry County’s Battle with Homelessness: Rob Mutert
Data gathered during McHenry County's annual Point-in-Time Count of the homeless population was released Tuesday. The count was held on a chilly evening in February by volunteers from the McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homeless (CoC), a coalition of about 40 agencies that aid people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Here is what they found:
Advocacy Group Condemns Criminalization of Homelessness in TN
Southern Christian Coalition issues call for care, calls out lawmakers for policy failure. Following the passage of legislation that would making sleeping overnight in public places a felony in Tennessee, members of the Southern Christian Coalition condemned the legislation and called on Gov. Bill Lee to veto it.
LA students prioritizing work over education forces the Board of Trustees to greenlight a year-long housing program
California students who have been prioritizing work over education prompted the Board of Trustees at the Los Angeles Community College District to greenlight a year-long housing program.
New York City Council employees want Mayor Adams to increase funding meant to mitigate homelessness by $300 million
City Councils want Mayor Eric Adams to pump $300 million more into his plans to eradicate homelessness in New York City, saying that the tabled budget is not "enough". New York City Mayor Eric Adams during a media briefing.Tayfun Coskun: Anadolu Agency / Gallo Images.
Officials fear Aurora camping ban will push homeless into DougCo
(Aurora, Colo.) Douglas County officials and advocates for the homeless worry homeless people will relocate to the county after Aurora's urban camping ban starts April 28. "That's what happened when Denver banned urban camping," said Cathy Alderman, vice president of communications and public policy for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
'Homelessness in LA should be treated as a natural disaster & approached like a chronic disease,' says mayoral candidate
Congresswoman Karen Bass says she will treat homelessness as a "natural disaster" should she be elected as the next mayor of Los Angeles. Congresswoman and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Karen Bass.Drew Angerer /AFP.
Wife Forces Homeless Friend to Move Out
How far should assistance be extended to loved ones in need. The pandemic has created a lot of difficulties for many people, and housing has especially been a struggle. With less accessible and affordable housing available, this has left citizens in situations desperate enough that they experience homelessness.