Homeless shelters

This undated mobile phone photo made available by Shelby Hoogendyk shows her husband Casey Huffman, with their 17 month-old son Caelan Hoogendyk at a hurricane shelter in St. Augustine, Fla. The family evacuated from a homeless shelter to a hurricane shelter during Hurricane Irma. When they arrived at the hurricane shelter, they were segregated from the rest of the evacuees and made to wear yellow wristbands. Advocates for the homeless say the ill treatment of homeless people during disasters is a national problem that reflects the lack of state and local emergency planning to deal with that population. (Shelby Hoodgendyk via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 11:26 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them — the homeless. Sheriff's...
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In this frame made from video on Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, officials in Miami detain a person who is homeless into shelters ahead of powerful Hurricane Irma. Officials detained at least five people to admit them into a psychiatric ward because they suspected a mental illness. (AP Photo/Josh Replogle)
September 08, 2017 - 5:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — On what is likely the last clear day in Florida before Hurricane Irma's monster wind and rain, social workers and police officers are giving Miami's estimated 1,100 homeless people a stark choice: Come willingly to a storm shelter, or be held against their will for a mental health...
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This Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, photo shows Stanley Unc, who lives in a tent camp beneath an overpass for Interstate 59, in Houston. He said others can’t grasp what their lives are like each day, much less on a day when a Category 4 hurricane hits. (AP Photo/Matt Sedensky)
September 03, 2017 - 12:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — To the masses, it was a vicious blast of nature's cruelty, a bruising brawl to survive, a forced trip to an uncertain future. To the few, it was just another miserable day. For all the hardship and pain unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, many of Houston's homeless shrugged it off. "We...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017 photo, a person walks into the the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter, in Atlanta. For decades, as many as 1,000 people with nowhere else to turn could come off the street at Peachtree and Pine, no questions asked. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
August 25, 2017 - 11:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Cities across the U.S. are trying to encourage the homeless to find beds of their own, not just a cot for the night. In theory, no one should stay in a shelter very long. Atlanta is putting this idea to a hard, real-world test by closing its last shelter of last resort. For decades,...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017 photo, a man sits quietly in a warm room inside the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in Atlanta. For decades, as many as 1,000 people with nowhere else to turn could come off the street at Peachtree and Pine, no questions asked. But years of litigation wore down the shelter’s operators. After epic battles against the city, tuberculosis, bed bugs and other hazards, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless settled out of court and sold its enormous industrial building to Central Atlanta Progress, a downtown business group. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
August 25, 2017 - 8:46 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Cities across the U.S. are trying to help the homeless find beds of their own, rather than a cot for the night. In theory, no one should stay in a shelter very long. Atlanta is putting this theory to a hard, real-world test by closing its last shelter of last resort. For decades, as...
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August 22, 2017 - 12:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for homeless families in Massachusetts are pushing legislation that would remove a state requirement that they spend at least one night on the streets before being eligible for emergency shelter. MassLive.com reports ( http://bit.ly/2x8TFYN ) the Massachusetts Joint...
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In this June 2017 photo, Wayne County Community College District student Jennifer Carr speaks during an interview in Detroit. Carr knows she's not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit area woman is 37, and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction and has been homeless in the past. "I didn't have anywhere to go, I lived in my car, I didn't have my job anymore and I got evicted from my apartment," said Carr, who is in her first semester at the school. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)
June 25, 2017 - 1:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Jennifer Carr knows she's not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She's also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed. Carr's story is not unusual...
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People watch from a balcony as people walk during a demonstration following the fire at Grenfell Towers that engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning, in London, Friday June 16, 2017. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
June 16, 2017 - 5:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — Grief turned to outrage Friday over a deadly high-rise tower fire in London amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens dead and missing as it decimated the public housing block. Engineering experts say outside...
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Protesters gather outside Kensington town hall in west London, the headquarters of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, Friday June 16, 2017. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2017 - 2:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — Grief turned to outrage Friday over a deadly high-rise tower fire in London amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens dead and missing as it decimated the public housing block. Engineering experts say outside...
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Protesters gather outside Kensington town hall in west London, the headquarters of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, Friday June 16, 2017. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2017 - 1:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Grief turned to outrage Friday over a deadly high-rise tower fire in London amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens dead and missing as it decimated the public housing block. Engineering experts say outside...
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