Topics :: Homelessness

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Homeless Teen Sleeps in Tent After Biking 6 Hours to College

FINANCE | Jul 16
A homeless teenager found sleeping in a tent outside a Georgia college after biking six hours to get there is receiving an outpouring of help and support from across the country.

Court: Man Can't Be Punished 'Simply for Being Homeless'

LEGAL | By Denise Lavoie | Jun 26
The court said the necessity defense allows a jury to weigh the plight of a homeless person against any harm caused by a trespass before determining criminal responsibility.

Homeless Shelters Struggle with Loss of Federal Funding

FINANCE | By Cathy Bussewitz | Jun 9
David Willett lived in a tent and struggled with drug addiction before coming to Gregory House, a Honolulu shelter that has provided temporary housing for people with HIV and AIDS for more than a decade.

Hawaii Allocates $12M to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

FINANCE | By Cathy Bussewitz | May 9
Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation - a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.

NYC Bets Big on 'Supportive Housing' to Curb Homelessness

FINANCE | By Jennifer Peltz | Dec 14
Facing a stubborn swell in homelessness, New York is embarking on a $2.6 billion plan to create 15,000 "supportive housing" apartments.

HUD Partners With True Colors to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

FAMILY | By EDGE | Mar 5
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.

Ga. Teen Disowned for Being Gay Helps Launch LGBT Youth Shelter

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
A Georgia teen who was thrown out by his family in a harrowing five-minute video documented on YouTube ended up with $100,000 in crowdsourced donations, which he has used to help open a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

THEATRE | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

Windy City Hosts Homeless Youth Summit

CULTURE | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 28
On May 2-5 in Chicago, the Windy City Times is hosting "Owning Our Lives: Dream It. Speak It. Do It!!", a summit on LGBTQ youth.

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