Homelessness

File - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Verna Vasbinder prepares her new bunk in the city's new Temporary Bridge Shelter for the homeless as her dog, Lucy Lui, looks on in San Diego. A new federal report says the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of a West Coast homelessness crisis, fell this year, suggesting possible success in those cities' efforts to combat the problem. Homelessness overall was up slightly across the country, although the report did not provide a complete picture of the problem. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
December 17, 2018 - 6:01 pm
A federal report released Monday provides a possible glimmer of hope for the homeless crisis that has gripped many cities up and down the West Coast. The number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of the homelessness crisis, fell this year, suggesting those...
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December 13, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about a large housing development approved in the mountains north of Los Angeles, The Associated Press reported erroneously that several environmental groups supported the deal. Audubon California, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and others...
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Undertakers carry the coffin with a 17-years-old girl in St. Augustin near Bonn, western Germany, Monday, Dec. 12, 2018 after the body had been found at a shelter for homeless people and others in western Germany and a resident has been detained. The girl's parents had reported her missing on Friday from her home in a neighboring German region. On Sunday, clothes and a handbag belonging to her were found next to a lake. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 6:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say the body of a missing 17-year-old girl has been found at a shelter for homeless people and others in western Germany and a resident has been detained. The girl's parents had reported her missing on Friday from her home in a neighboring German region. On Sunday,...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is opening the door for states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping their Medicaid programs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 13, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the...
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Marine veteran Shaun Tullar poses for a portrait, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in San Diego. The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. Tullar spent a time homeless, cycling in and out of jail on drug charges until finding help through a program behind bars that connected him with the VA. He now lives at Veterans Village of San Diego, is sober and working toward finishing a college degree. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 01, 2018 - 10:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. The decrease shows the federal government is making progress in its...
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Denise Harle, an attorney with the conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom, poses for a photo outside the Hope Center women's shelter in downtown, Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Hope Center is suing the city of Anchorage to block it from requiring the faith-based shelter to accept transgender women. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
November 01, 2018 - 7:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A faith-based women's homeless shelter in Anchorage is suing to block the city from requiring it to accept transgender women, which it said would violate its religious beliefs. Lawyers for Alliance Defending Freedom filed a motion in federal court Thursday seeking an...
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October 24, 2018 - 10:14 am
A U.S. advisory committee is recommending routine hepatitis A vaccinations for homeless people, following an increase in outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation at a meeting Wednesday in Atlanta. Homeless encampments can...
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Lorrainda Smith, right, and husband Wilmer Capps prepare to spend the first night out of the hospital with their two-day-old son Luke in a parking lot in Panama City, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Capps says he and wife had no choice but to camp out the night their son was released from an Alabama hospital because their home in Panama City was badly damaged by Hurricane Michael. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 18, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle. So Capps, his wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would levy an extra tax on hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to raise $300 million for homelessness and mental health services. It's the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who say that companies such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce can afford to help solve severe inequities caused by business success. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 15, 2018 - 5:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy that officials launched a special "poop...
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Serbian member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency Mladen Ivanic casts his ballot at a polling station in Banja Luka, northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Bosnians were voting Sunday in a general election that could install a pro-Russian nationalist to a top post and cement the ethnic divisions of a country that faced a brutal war 25 years ago. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
October 07, 2018 - 9:25 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Bosnia's general election (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A nationalist Bosnian Croat candidate seeking re-election to Bosnia's three-member presidency says he hopes the country's election leads to equality for all ethnic groups. Dragan Covic urged...
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