Homeless shelters

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, members of the homeless community are served meals by advocates in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Volunteers who feed the homeless in public places say they're providing a needed service. But city governments and some advocates say their well-meaning efforts can hinder long-term solutions and raise sanitation concerns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 25, 2017 - 4:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving...
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In this Dec.6, 2017 photo, Silvana Regina Venceslao, 33, who has four children and is six month pregnant, rests outside the public defender's office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While some of the nearly 2,200 beds in shelters go empty each night, successfully convincing more homeless people to use them could create its own problems, as there are vastly more potential users than space for them. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
December 12, 2017 - 9:22 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face. Somebody — he didn't see the person, but believes it was a resident in the neighborhood — had slashed his nose with broken glass...
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In this Nov. 8, 2017, photo, Christine Wade sits among her children in front of their donated tent in the city-sanctioned encampment on a parking lot in San Diego. They are, from left, Shawnni, 12, Roland, 4, Rayahna, 3, Jaymason, 2, Brooklyn, 8, and Shaccoya, 14. The Wade family is among several hundred people living in the city's first campground open for the homeless, set up to curb the worst Hepatitis A outbreak in the United States in decades. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 07, 2017 - 7:50 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christine Wade found a haven in the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot. It was, at least, far better than their previous home in the city, a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes and chewed on 2-year-old Jaymason's stroller...
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Wearing a Christmas headband, Grace Fernandez, who is homeless, smokes outside her tent in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. "Holidays are just so much special. It should bring us altogether as one even if we are homeless," said Fernandez. The U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development release of the 2017 homeless numbers are expected to show a dramatic increase in the number of people lacking shelter along the West Coast. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 06, 2017 - 4:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time...
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November 23, 2017 - 11:29 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A homeless man in Connecticut who found a $10,000 check and returned it to its owner because he wanted to "do the right thing" has been rewarded with housing and a job interview. Fox 61 television reports that real estate agent Roberta Hoskie — who lost the check — has...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 photo, medical outreach workers Ella Cantrell, left, and Bonnie Coover, right, talk with homeless clients Wilson and Maria Maldonado in New York. New York's right-to-shelter policies mean that most of the city's homeless population is not on the street on any given night, providing one possible approach to the homeless crisis on the West Coast. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 08, 2017 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's before dawn when two outreach workers find a homeless man known as Juice near a train station in Harlem. A nurse will be visiting to discuss his heart problems, they tell him. A short time later, in Marcus Garvey Park, the sun has just begun to rise when the caseworkers...
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Seattle native Robert Irwin, 72, who has been homeless for seven months, walks between rows of tents at Camp Second Chance, a city-sanctioned homeless encampment, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Seattle. Irwin said he is planning a trip to Michigan to see his older sister. "I have my own SUV, Chevy Trailblazer. I want to go in March. It will be my last trip." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 08, 2017 - 5:03 pm
Homelessness is not a new issue to America's West Coast. But it's getting worse — much worse. On any given night, more than 105,000 people are sleeping unsheltered in some of the country's biggest and trendiest metropolises, driven there by soaring housing costs, rental vacancy rates that rival...
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In this photo taken Oct. 10, 2017, Ellen Tara James-Penney, a lecturer at San Jose State University, prepares to stay the night inside her station wagon in the parking lot of Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, Calif. The booming economy along the West Coast has led to an historic shortage of affordable housing and has upended the stereotypical view of people out on the streets. Reporting by The Associated Press finds that many of them are employed, working as retail clerks, plumbers, janitors _ even teachers. They go to work, sleep where they can and buy gym memberships for a place to shower. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 07, 2017 - 11:12 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper she parks on the street. She concedes it's "not a very nice living situation," but it also is not unusual. Until authorities told them to move, more...
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In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, Paige Clem sits in the car she lives in along with her husband and three dogs outside a church where free food was being distributed in Everett, Wash. Clem, who said she has battled drug addiction in the past but was now clean, said having enough money just to run the heat in her car and move it when required, was a daily challenge. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 06, 2017 - 3:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots...
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In this Oct. 23, 2017 photo, Carl Lentz, a pastor who ministers to thousands at his Hillsong Church in New York, appears during an interview, in New York. His followers include NBA stars Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and popstar Justin Bieber. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 30, 2017 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Lentz speaks openly about his friendship with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and other star athletes. He happily tells the story of how he baptized Justin Bieber — in NBA player Tyson Chandler's bathtub. The preacher knows that A-list stars draw attention to Hillsong, the...
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