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Airbnb Follows Super Bowl Ad with Call to House 100K in Need

Airbnb Follows Super Bowl Ad with Call to House 100K in Need

Feb 6
Airbnb is following up its Super Bowl ad calling for acceptance with a campaign to provide short-term housing over the next five years for 100,000 people in need.

Lawsuit Challenges Denver's Sweeps of the Homeless

By Colleen Slevin | Oct 28
The Denver lawsuit says the city, as part of an effort to clear the homeless from areas being gentrified, is violating their constitutional rights to be protected from unreasonable searches and seizures and to be treated equally under the law.

Department of Housing Publishes Final Gender Identity Rule for Homeless Shelters

By John Riley | Sep 24
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule intended to ensure that all individuals will be guaranteed access to shelter programs according to their gender identity.

Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users of Free Web Kiosks

By Karen Matthews | Aug 25
An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

Reciprocity Foundation Promotes Holistic Youth Wellness

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 2
Reciprocity Foundation has a mission: to help LGBT youth become successful adults. Since 2005, they’ve helped more than 1,000 with workshops, mentors and holistic healing.

NYC Mayor’s Budget Funds Homeless Services, LGBT Youth Programs

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 13
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his preliminary budget plan on Feb. 12, lambasting his predecessor for leaving more than 150 outstanding labor contracts.

LGBT Homeless Youth Get $1 Million NY Grant

Jul 13
A $1 million government grant will help homeless gay youths in New York state who’ve had run-ins with the law get their lives on track. The money from the state Department of Labor will fund job training and education.

Survey: Quarter of San Francisco’s Homeless Identify as Gay

Jun 23
More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

"A Better Holiday" to Benefit LGBT Homeless Youth and Ali Forney Center

Dec 5
The It Gets Better Project, created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach, has announced its 2012 A Better Holiday concert.

Ali Forney Center Fundraiser for LGBT Youth After Hurricane Sandy’s Devastation

Nov 6
The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working on behalf of runaway and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, had its drop-in center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

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