California’s Fight Against Homelessness Has Turned Desperate and Dangerous

A new psychiatric “court” plan for thousands of unhoused people puts their civil and human rights at risk.

#california, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #schizophrenia

The Sunday Read: ‘How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own’

The nation’s fourth-largest city hasn’t solved homelessness, but its remarkable progress can suggest a way forward.

#homeless-persons, #houston-tex, #kimmelman-michael

Adams Announces Plan to Fix New York City’s Growing Housing Crisis

Mayor Eric Adams laid out a blueprint to increase homeownership, reduce street homelessness and improve public housing. But housing groups say his budget, $1 billion short of what he had promised, will not be enough.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #homeless-persons, #housing-authority-nyc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own

The nation’s fourth-largest city hasn’t solved homelessness, but its remarkable progress can suggest a way forward.

#affordable-housing, #audio-neutral-immersive, #austin-tex, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #internal-open-access, #parker-annise-d, #turner-sylvester

Three Years in Shelters. Ten Months to Find a Home.

Scenes from one woman’s journey out of homelessness in Houston.

#affordable-housing, #depression-mental, #homeless-persons, #houston-tex, #internal-open-access, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

The Long Emergency of Homelessness

If we understood the loss of housing as a collective challenge engulfing our communities, how would it guide our response?

#chico-calif, #homeless-persons, #houston-tex, #internal-open-access

Supportive Housing Keeps People Healthy. Should Medicaid Pay?

With federal housing money in short supply, state and local authorities are looking to health dollars to help tackle homelessness.

#affordable-housing, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homeless-persons, #internal-open-access, #medicaid

In San Francisco, Democrats Are at War With Themselves Over Crime

Fueled by concerns about burglaries and hate crimes, San Francisco’s liberal district attorney, Chesa Boudin, faces a divisive recall in a famously progressive city.

#boudin-chesa, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #elections-district-attorneys, #homeless-persons, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif

Rick Caruso’s Law-and-Order Campaign for Los Angeles Mayor

Rick Caruso, a billionaire front-runner in Tuesday’s primary election for Los Angeles mayor, has built his campaign on a law-and-order message.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #california, #caruso-rick-j, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #homeless-persons, #los-angeles-calif

What Do You Know About Homelessness and Housing Insecurity? Tell us.

Headway wants to learn more about the people affected by this issue and the stories we should tell.

#affordable-housing, #content-type-service, #homeless-persons, #internal-open-access, #united-states

As Rents Rise, Mayor Adams Faces Pressure on New York’s Housing Crisis

“We’ve got to get it right,” the mayor says, but the City Council and advocates want him to push more and spend more to address the dire shortage of affordable housing.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-council-nyc, #department-of-housing-preservation-and-development-nyc, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization

Ex-N.Y.C. Shelter Boss Gets Prison Time in $1.2 Million Bribery Scheme

Victor Rivera was sentenced to more than two years in prison for accepting kickbacks while running his Bronx homeless shelter organization.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes

Can California Solve Homelessness by Simply Building More Places to Live?

The case for keeping people from losing their homes in the first place.

#california, #governors-us, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #quinones-sam-1958, #resnikoff-ned, #shellenberger-michael, #yimby

Why Forced Addiction Treatment Fails

The United States needs more programs that are compassionate and inviting.

#addiction-psychology, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #homeless-persons, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Shelter in Chinatown Is Canceled After Community Protests

The shelter in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge would have housed 49 men and is one of three that New York City planned for the area.

#asian-americans, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hate-crimes, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc

N.Y.C.’s Chinatown, Reeling From Anti-Asian Attacks, Fights Shelter Plan

Residents unsettled by recent violence worry that two new shelters, one that would open near the site of a brutal murder, will lead to more disorder.

#adams-eric-l, #asian-americans-for-equality, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goddard-riverside-community-center, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #kwok-chuen-d-2019

Eric Adams’s Speech Offers Visions for New York City Recovery

Mayor Eric Adams emphasized that he planned to focus on public safety and inequality as keys to the city’s comeback after the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #budgets-and-budgeting, #crime-and-criminals, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #police, #state-of-the-city-message-nyc

Man Charged in Fatal Subway Push of Michelle Go Deemed Unfit for Trial

Martial Simon will be committed to a locked psychiatric facility. He had bounced between hospitals and the streets for years.

#bellevue-hospital-center, #go-michelle-alyssa, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #schizophrenia, #simon-martial-january-15-2022-murder

A Rising Tally of Lonely Deaths on the Streets

More than ever it has become deadly to be homeless in America, especially for men in their 50s and 60s.

#california, #chronic-condition-health, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #homeless-persons, #los-angeles-county-calif, #men-and-boys

On Homelessness, New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams Needs a Little Religion

People experiencing homelessness are our neighbors.

#adams-eric-l, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #poverty, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #social-conditions-and-trends

Subway Attack Heightens Pressure on Mayor Adams to Combat Gun Violence

Mayor Eric Adams ran on a public safety message. He says crime is a national problem, but faces growing pressure to tackle it in New York City.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

A One-Woman Rescue Squad for Homeless Students in Rural Texas

The work of Norma Mercado, a Texas school system’s point person for dealing with homeless young people, is benefiting from a big but temporary surge in federal funding.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #homeless-persons, #poverty, #texas

Mayor Adams’s First 100 Days: A Focus on Crime, Covid and Crises

Eric Adams has served as a cheerleader for New York City’s revival while taking an aggressive stance against homeless encampments and signs of lawlessness.

#adams-eric-l, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #homeless-persons, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

Gardening Advice, Homelessness Solutions and Questions About Charter Schools

Readers weigh in.

#california, #charter-schools, #gardens-and-gardening, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

What NYC Can Learn From How Cities Address Homelessness on Transit

As New York City makes a new push to relocate homeless people from the subway, the experiences of Philadelphia, San Francisco and others show the challenges ahead.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #american-public-transportation-assn, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

Decades After Tearing Down Homeless Camps, What Has Changed?

Thirty years after the Tompkins Square riots, the problems around homelessness remain the same.

#adams-eric-l, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #quinn-christine-c, #win-nyc

New York City Clears 239 Homeless Camps. Only 5 People Move to Shelters.

“This is the first inning of a nine-inning game,” said Mayor Adams in issuing a report card on efforts to remove homeless people from streets and subways.

#34th-street-partnership, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways

The Slums of California

Temporary units for the homeless might sound good, but where does one go from there?

#affordable-housing, #california, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mandelman-rafael, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #safe-sleep-site, #san-francisco-calif, #tiny-homes

From ‘Illegal’ Hotel to Housing for the Homeless on Upper West Side

The Manhattan building used to attract tourists. But New York City officials hope its transformation is a road map for the city’s future.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fortune-society, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

4 Dead After Driver Crashes Into an Encampment of Homeless People

The cause of the crash, in Salem, Ore., early on Sunday was unknown. Two other people had life-threatening injuries, the police said.

#deaths-fatalities, #homeless-persons, #salem-ore, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Adams Says Encampments of Homeless People Will Be Cleared

Mayor Eric Adams said his administration was pursuing a citywide effort to remove hundreds of makeshift campsites from streets and parks.

#adams-eric-l, #bowery-residentscommittee, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems

Behind the Killings of Homeless Men, Portraits of 3 Lives Derailed

Before their lives violently intersected, two men who were shot to death and the man the police believe killed them had all fought the same scourge: severe mental illness.

#brevard-gerald-iii, #content-type-personal-profile, #coulibaly-abdoulaye-d-2022, #gambia, #holmes-morgan-d-2022, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #washington-dc

Suspect in Homeless Shootings Arrested in Washington, Police Say

At least five homeless men sleeping outdoors in Washington and New York were attacked this month, the police said. Two of them died.

#homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #washington-dc

As Police Hunt for Gunman, Fear Rattles Homeless People in 2 Cities

The shootings came at a charged moment in the relationship between New York City and the thousands of people who live on the streets here.

#adams-eric-l, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holy-apostles-soup-kitchen, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #serial-murders, #soho-manhattan-ny, #subways, #washington-dc

Police Seek Help to Find Suspect Who Shot 2 Homeless Men, Killing One

The victims, both of whom had been sleeping, were shot in Lower Manhattan within hours of one another, the police said.

#homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Vacant Homes Everywhere

Census surveys reveal U.S. vacancy rates, but applying the data to a home search or to social issues is complex.

#census-bureau, #homeless-persons, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

There Is a Lot to Weep for in This World

Ukraine poses a test we cannot fail. 

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #defense-and-military-forces, #food-and-drug-administration, #homeless-persons, #inflation-economics, #kyiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Shelter Operator Cited for Nepotism Still Gets Millions in City Funds

New York officials found misspending by African American Planning Commission, which runs homeless shelters, but public money continued to flow.

#african-american-planning-commission, #conflicts-of-interest, #department-of-social-services, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-compensation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #nepotism, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations

NYC Attempts to Stop Homeless People From Sheltering on Subways

Some platforms and trains had fewer people sleeping on them than normal on Tuesday, but there were still many people taking shelter in the system.

#adams-eric-l, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

NYC Subway Attacks Show Challenge Adams Faces on Crime

The mayor and governor released a safety plan for the subways that focused on homelessness. But few homeless people were involved in the attacks that spanned Friday evening to Monday morning.

#adams-eric-l, #assaults, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Spokane was the Next Affordable City. Now, It’s Too Expensive.

In Spokane, Wash., home prices jumped 60 percent in the past two years. The increase is fueled by buyers fleeing the boom in cities like Austin. Who will have to flee next?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #homeless-persons, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #spokane-wash, #united-states

Seattle Bike Helmet Rule Is Dropped Amid Racial Justice Concerns

Analysis showed that the King County regulation was enforced disproportionately against homeless people and people of color. Critics say the repeal will jeopardize safety.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #helmets, #homeless-persons, #race-and-ethnicity, #seattle-wash

NYC Officials Announce Plan to Remove Homeless People from Subways

The plan, which calls for stricter enforcement, also promises to offer more mental-heath services and housing options to people who shelter underground.

#adams-eric-l, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government, #subways, #transit-systems

How We Are Failing Mentally Ill People

Readers describe a mental health system that one calls “inhumane, disgraceful.” Also: Columnists too downbeat on President Biden.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #deaths-fatalities, #homeless-persons, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #united-states-politics-and-government

Suspect Accused of Killing Christina Yuna Lee Charged With Murder

Ms. Lee, who was described as “irreplaceable,” was stabbed to death in her apartment after a man followed her into her building.

#adams-eric-l, #bail, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #funerals-and-memorials, #go-michelle-alyssa, #homeless-persons, #lee-christina-yuna, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Lars Eighner, Who Wrote Eloquently of Being Homeless, Dies at 73

His 1993 memoir, “Travels With Lizbeth,” is considered a classic of the genre and brought him fame, but not fortune.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #eighner-lars, #homeless-persons, #travels-with-lizbeth-three-years-on-the-road-and-on-the-streets-book, #writing-and-writers

Photographer’s Death Casts Harsh Light on the Cold Streets of Paris

René Robert, known for his pictures of flamenco, died of hypothermia after falling on a busy road, seemingly unassisted. The death shocked many, but echoed the indifference homeless people face every day.

#deaths-fatalities, #flamenco-dance, #france, #homeless-persons, #hypothermia, #paris-france, #photography, #robert-rene, #switzerland

Victor Rivera, N.Y. Shelter Operator, Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme

Victor Rivera’s guilty plea followed a Times investigation that revealed allegations of sexual abuse and financial misdeeds at his nonprofit organization.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #strauss-audrey-attorney

A mentally ill man who was in and out of hospitals is now accused of a fatal subway push

Martial Simon, mentally ill and homeless, spent years in and out of hospitals before being accused of shoving Michelle Go in front of a subway train.

#bronxworks, #center-for-urban-community-services, #holy-apostles-soup-kitchen, #homeless-persons, #hospitals, #manhattan-psychiatric-center, #martial-simon-january-15-2022-murder, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #subways

Oregon Church Sues City That Limited Soup Kitchen Hours

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Brookings, Ore., is challenging a new municipal ordinance that limits church soup kitchen programs to two days a week.

#brookings-oregon, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #episcopal-church, #homeless-persons, #oregon, #soup-kitchens, #st-timothys-episcopal-church, #suits-and-litigation-civil