Federal Housing Officials Emphasize Local Solutions to Increasing Homelessness

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s team said communal response needs to be scaled, particularly in major West Coast cities, but without addressing where federal funding fits in.

Domestic Violence, Homelessness and Natural Disasters Show Need for Pet-Friendly Shelters

"If we can remove the barrier of leaving a pet behind by creating more pet-friendly domestic violence shelters, more lives can be saved," according to the president and CEO of nonprofit group Red Rover.

How to Win the War Against Veteran Homelessness

“We want to send a strong message to our veteran community that there are people in the community who care deeply about their welfare and who will be available to help when they need it,” according to the mayor of Nashua, New Hampshire.

Reducing Barriers to Shelter and Services in Denver

A cross-sector team sees a new way forward after being told by homeless that the current model was “fundamentally broken.”

California Hepatitis A Outbreak Could Last for Months—Even Years

San Diego County alone has spent over $3 million on prevention efforts.

San Diego Uses Bleach to Clean Its Streets to Contain Outbreak

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One California County’s Alternative Housing Model for Its Local Homeless Population

In Yuba County, the 14Forward partnership has helped 100 people get back on their feet in a year.

In Homelessness Speech, Carson Warns of Fostering Dependency on Services

The Housing and Urban Development secretary lamented the “loss of human potential” when the U.S. needs to compete with China.

A Hidden Population: Youth Homelessness Is on the Rise

Across the U.S., the number of young people living alone on the streets appears to be growing. Many communities are stepping up their efforts to help, intervening early with services specifically targeted toward the needs of young people.

Booting Out the Homeless and Kicking the Can Down the Road

Banning unsheltered people from city hall grounds at night and on weekends is a reactive move, not a proactive one. What else can be done in Santa Cruz?

Without ID, Homeless Trapped in Vicious Cycle

For the homeless, not having ID makes it much harder to get a job, find a place to live, open a bank account, get food stamps and disability benefits — or in some instances, even stay at a homeless shelter.

How Can Honolulu Ease Its Cost of Living Pains and Other Resilience Challenges?

New Chief Resilience Officer Josh Stanbro’s résumé makes him well equipped to confront shocks and stresses like climate change, homelessness and natural disasters.

Rural Minnesota Facing the ‘Beginning of the Wave’ of Homeless Senior Citizens

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A Data-Driven Governance Test for Seattle: Transforming Homeless Services

Two years ago, the Emerald City was among the first to be named to the What Works Cities program and chose to focus on human-services contracting reform. What can other cities learn from Seattle’s experience?

Route Fifty at SXSW: Our Interview With Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry

Mayors face a "common set of challenges" and benefit from sharing their experiences and insights of how they're dealing with major policy challenges, like reducing homelessness in their cities.

Young and Homeless in Ohio: Trying to Survive Without Much of a Safety Net

Daniel Rupert’s story of trying to find stability is not uncommon. "I had nothing. I had a duffel bag on my back and that was it.”

Mayors Share Experiences From Their Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness

At the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in the nation’s capital, Austin’s Steve Adler and John Giles of Mesa, Ariz., discuss their power to convene.

‘Being Housed Does Not Alleviate All of the Other Poverty Needs That People Have’

The U.S. Conference of Mayors released its annual Hunger and Homelessness Survey, examining the challenges that cities continue to grapple with.

Long Beach Among Places Recognized by White House for Efforts to House Homeless Veterans

Mayor Robert Garcia said 657 formerly homeless veterans in the city have obtained housing during the last two years.