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  • Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community [NPR goes for class warfare]

    04/13/2014 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | April 13, 2014 | John Burnett
    A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes. Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away. The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn't. "One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says...
  • Victim from 'knockout game' located (Dayton, Ohio)

    04/09/2014 8:25:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Dayton police have located a homeless man who was allegedly beaten by three area teens who recorded the attack characterized as "The Knockout Game." In the video, a 17-year-old is seen following Ronald Baird, 57, of Dayton as he was collecting cans in an alley near the Stivers School for the Arts on East Fifth Street in Dayton. The 17-year-old and a 15-year-old who recorded the video are students at Stivers. In the video obtained exclusively by WHIO and the Dayton Daily News, the teen is seen hitting the man, knocking him to the ground and following him when...
  • S.F. homeless youth count nears 1,000 despite spending ( $165 million a year )

    03/12/2014 2:40:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2014 | Heather Knight
    San Francisco spends $165 million a year on services for homeless people, but all that money hasn't made a dent in the homeless population in at least nine years. And in fact, the city's homeless tally may have long been underestimated. In addition to the 6,436 homeless adults counted during one night last year, a separate daytime count specifically of homeless youth found 914 children and young adults living in San Francisco without parents or guardians and without a roof over their heads. These findings are part of a new report by Harvey Rose, the budget and legislative analyst for...
  • Homeless Man Receives a ‘Winning’ Lottery Ticket – Make Sure You Have Some Tissues Ready

    03/04/2014 5:40:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | march 4, 2014 | liz klimas
    A homeless man was given a lottery ticket by a stranger. But it wasn’t this kindness that’s especially touching, it’s what the homeless man tried to do with some of the money after he won. In the age of video blogging, we’ve seen a lot of people film their heartwarming efforts to help those less fortunate in their community. This film on the YouTube channel Magic of Rahat sets itself apart. The channel host said he has seen a homeless man near a local shopping center in the last few weeks. “And from what people have told me, he’s a nice and...
  • The Path to Responsibility Can Start With a Broom and a Paycheck

    03/04/2014 9:58:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2014 | ROBERT DOAR
    ... Those on the My Brother's Keeper team searching for answers about how to help the most "at risk" young minority men would do well to stop by the Doe Fund in New York City, where, for more than 25 years, the organization run by George and Harriet McDonald has helped homeless men. The program they run is based on a clear contract between the shelter managers and the homeless men. "You get up every day and go to work and stay drug free—and we will pay you and house you and feed you. It's as simple as that," Mr....
  • Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

    02/26/2014 5:23:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | february 26, 2014 | carrie antlfinger
    While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there's another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless. There's a growing effort across the nation from advocates and religious groups to build these compact buildings because they are cheaper than a traditional large-scale shelter, help the recipients socially because they are built in communal settings and are environmentally friendly due to their size. "You're out of the elements, you've got your own bed, you've got your own place to call your own," said Harold "Hap" Morgan, who is...
  • San Jose homeless would get hotel and motel rooms under city plan

    02/22/2014 2:01:54 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/21/14 | Mike Rosenberg
    Facing a growing homeless population, San Jose is ready to try a new strategy to get people off the streets: pay to put some of them up in local hotels and motels, potentially for years. ...housing prices continue to climb and landlords become pickier about renters...100 homeless people roaming San Jose streets have publicly funded vouchers for subsidized housing but cannot find a place that will accept them. "It's just a tough place to live because of how expensive it is," said Leslye Corsiglia, the city's housing director, who called it an opportunity for homeless people "to get themselves settled...
  • Baltimore's people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors

    02/21/2014 10:05:31 AM PST · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    Daily Mail On Line ^ | 21, February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore's woodlands, dozens of the city's transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters. Photographer Ben Marcin has captured some of the shanties in his thought-provoking photo essay, 'The Camps', documenting the struggle, loneliness and ingenuity of Maryland's people of the woods.
  • It’s an Obama World… Homeless Camp Springs Up in Baltimore

    02/21/2014 2:25:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The road most traveled: Most of the settlements Marcin photographed were by waterways, railway tracks, Walmarts, gas stations and liquor stores. (Daily Mail) As America suffers through its worse recovery on record, a homeless camp has cropped up on the outskirts of Baltimore. Daily Mail reported: A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore’s woodlands, dozens of the city’s transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters. Photographer Ben...
  • Homeless Seeking Shelter from Cold in Subways to Be Kicked Out, Police Say

    02/20/2014 7:59:51 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
    QUEENS — The NYPD and the MTA plan to clear homeless men and women out of the subway system after a skyrocketing number of people have sought shelter there from the brutally cold winter, police officials said.
  • George Zimmerman says he’s homeless and suffering from PTSD: report

    02/16/2014 9:07:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2014 | Joel Landau
    George Zimmerman says his problems continue. He told a Spanish language television station he is now homeless, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, more than $2 million in debt and lives in fear for his life. Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television show "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now) that will air Sunday on the Spanish language station at 7 p.m. Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012. After he called the cops, the two got into a fight that ended with...
  • Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness (Portland)

    02/16/2014 12:22:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Link only - Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness
  • Woman, Toddler Found Living in Filthy Storage Unit

    02/13/2014 4:20:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    WFTV ^ | Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
    A woman has been arrested after a toddler she was caring for was found inside a filthy storage unit with no water and little food. Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested the 44-year-old woman on Wednesday. She faces a felony child neglect charge.
  • New York Man’s Home Seized After He Comes Up $936 Short on $10,813 Tax Tab

    02/06/2014 7:26:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2014 |
    New York man’s home seized after he comes up $936 short on $10,813 tax tab A Syracuse man had his home seized after he paid back $9,877 in city taxes over a six-month period -- but came up $936 short. "I tried so hard. I tried so hard to make these payments," Calvin James, who found out he lost the home when he walked into City Hall on Dec. 6 with a $1,500 check, told The Syracuse Post-Standard. The property had been seized Dec. 4. The paper reported that the city launched an aggressive foreclosure campaign in 2012. The program...
  • (Police State) Man Gives Change to Homeless Person, is Handcuffed and Held by Police for an Hour

    01/16/2014 7:12:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man gives change to homeless person, is handcuffed and held by police for an hour Greg Snider was in a Houston, Texas parking lot, on the phone making a business call. While in the lot, a homeless man approached his car and asked forchange. Snider gave him 75 cents and then drove off. KPRC Local 2 News reported on the shocking thing that happened next. When Snider pulled onto a nearby freeway, a police car pulled him to the side. Greg was surprised by how aggressive the officer was, telling KPRC, “He's screaming. He's yelling. He's telling me to get...
  • Retired Air Force Colonel With Three Graduate Degrees Is Homeless And Sleeps In A Van

    01/06/2014 1:49:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/06/2014 | Michael Snyder
    What advice would you give to a retired Air Force Colonel that has three graduate degrees and that cannot even find work as a janitor? 59-year-old Robert Freniere once served as a special assistant to General Stanley McChrystal, and he has spent extensive time in both Iraq and Afghanistan. But now this man who once had an office in the heart of the Pentagon cannot find anyone who will hire him. In addition to his story, in this article you will also hear about several other middle-aged professionals that cannot find work in this economy either. Despite what the...
  • Public advocate caught in lie over Times homeless story (little girl was a prop)

    01/04/2014 2:44:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/03/13 | Carl Campanile and Beth DeFalco
    **SNIP** Just hours after being sworn in as the city’s public advocate, Letitia James went on TV to claim that she played a key role in helping expose “the face of poverty in the City of New York” on the ‘front page of The New York Times. **SNIP** But the Times refuted James’ account, saying she had nothing to do with its articles. “Andrea Elliott [the Times reporter] met Dasani in the course of interviewing residents outside the Auburn shelter, and exposed conditions there by following the family. Andrea never talked to Ms. James, nor was she source for the...
  • Fukushima radiation cleanup: Send in the homeless?

    12/31/2013 8:55:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Seiji Sasa hits the train station in this northern Japanese city before dawn most mornings to prowl for homeless men. He isn't a social worker. He's a recruiter. The men in Sendai Station are potential laborers that Sasa can dispatch to contractors in Japan's nuclear disaster zone for a bounty of $100 a head. "This is how labor recruiters like me come in every day," Sasa says, as he strides past men sleeping on cardboard and clutching at their coats against the early winter cold. It's also how Japan finds people willing to accept minimum wage for one of the...
  • Free money might be the best way to end poverty.

    12/31/2013 9:58:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | undated, but published: December 29 | Rutger Bregman
    In May 2009, a small experiment involving 13 homeless men took off in London. Some of them had slept in the cold for more than 40 years. The presence of these street veterans was far from cheap. Police, legal services, health care: Each cost taxpayers thousands of pounds every year. That spring, a local charity decided to make the street veterans — sometimes called rough sleepers — the beneficiaries of an innovative social experiment. No more food stamps, food-kitchen dinners or sporadic shelter stays. The 13 would get a drastic bailout, financed by taxpayers. Each would receive 3,000 pounds (about...
  • Homeless couple sues Missouri town for asking them to leave

    12/17/2013 11:56:58 AM PST · by fungoking · 19 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 12/17/13 | Kevin Murphy
    A small Missouri town was sued on Monday by a homeless couple who are accusing it of violating their constitutional rights by forcing them to leave because they stood on a street corner holding a sign seeking assistance. Brandalyn Orchard and Edward Gillespie, who were holding a sign that read "Traveling. Anything helps. God Bless," obeyed police who ordered them to leave Miner, Missouri, on September 26, according to the federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on the couple's behalf. Officers, who showed them copies of ordinances against vagrancy, begging and loitering, told the couple they would...
  • Crisis Prayer Request-Homeless in 10 Days!

    12/17/2013 8:04:19 AM PST · by Siouxz · 62 replies
    12/17/2013 | Me
    My family is in urgent need of prayers. Our landlord unexpectly sold the farm we had been renting with an eye toward rent-to-own. New owner will not even speak to us. Wants us out of his new weekend retreat before January 3. No compromise. He is completely within his legal rights to do this, btw. I am talking about 7 people, including 2 preschoolers, becoming homeless on a Kentucky Appalachian mountaintop in January. We have a cow ready to calve any day now, 3 horses, and farming hand tools we have been gathering for several years. If we and our...
  • Man's body found dead in Petaluma

    12/16/2013 5:22:27 PM PST · by rey · 22 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | December 16, 2013 | LORI A. CARTER
    Petaluma police Monday were investigating the death of a man whose body was found near the railroad tracks and a homeless center, the third apparent transient found dead since August. The man’s name hadn’t been determined. It appeared he was in his late 50s, Lt. Tim Lyons said. There was no apparent trauma to the body. Several people reported the discovery of the man’s body at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday near Caulfield Lane and Hopper Street. The location is just yards away from Committee on the Shelterless, the nonprofit homeless services center and shelter. Police detectives conducted an extensive search...
  • New York City Has The Most Homeless Children Since The Great Depression

    12/11/2013 7:53:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Zerp Hedge ^ | 12/11/13 | Tyler Durden
    At a time when Wall Street is absolutely swimming in wealth, New York City is experiencing an epidemic of homelessness. According to the New York Times, the last time there was this many homeless children in New York City was during the days of the Great Depression. And the number of homeless children in the United States overall recently set a new all-time record. Americans like to think of themselves as "the wealthiest nation on the planet", and yet the number of young kids that don't even have a roof over their heads at night just keeps skyrocketing. There truly...
  • The Most Homeless Children In New York City Since The Great Depression

    12/10/2013 6:23:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    Mens' News Daily ^ | 12/9/2013 | Michael Snyder
    At a time when Wall Street is absolutely swimming in wealth, New York City is experiencing an epidemic of homelessness. According to the New York Times, the last time there was this many homeless children in New York City was during the days of the Great Depression. And the number of homeless children in the United States overall recently set a new all-time record. As I mentioned yesterday, there are now 1.2 million public school kids in America that are homeless, and that number has gone up by about 72 percent since the start of the last recession. As Americans,...
  • Mormon bishop dresses as homeless man to teach church lesson

    12/01/2013 1:32:00 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2013
    From the video, "Lesson in Compassion".
  • LDS bishop dresses as homeless man to teach lesson

    11/30/2013 6:11:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Foxdc ^ | AP
    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Members of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday. What they did not know was the man was a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Homeless for the Holidays or Improving the Odds

    11/29/2013 8:40:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-29-2013 | MOTUS
    If you’re looking for a racist holiday to protest (and who isn’t?), I can’t think of one that fits the bill better than Thanksgiving. So given it’s roots in the  “mass murder, forced relocation, theft of land and other injustices” to Native Americans, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that the holiday, with very little notice has seamlessly transformed itself into “Gray Thursday” before sliding headfirst into “Black Friday.” Accordingly, the doors of commerce were flung wide open a day earlier this year to welcome the manic shoppers who wished to get a jump on the next secular holiday, formerly...
  • Hawaii Democrat smashes homeless people’s shopping carts because they “disgust” him

    11/23/2013 11:18:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/23/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Hawaii is a place so completely run by Democrats that they can sometimes forget “the cameras are on.” Because death or actual incarnation are the only ways a Democrat in Hawaii can lose his/her seat, they can afford to be their true phony selves without fear of Election Day problems. All their talk about protecting the weak and downtrodden in society – the kind only aimed at Republicans on the mainland – is dispensed with when they are truly alone as they are in the Aloha State. A recent report reminds us of this. Secure in the electoral safety of...
  • Arsenal Fan in Uganda Left Homeless After Losing Bet on Manchester United Game

    11/13/2013 12:52:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 13 Nov 2013
    Arsene Wenger may have been left seething by Arsenal’s loss at Old Trafford on Sunday, but the result was a whole lot more damaging for one reckless supporter in Uganda.Gunners mad Henry Dhabasani has been left homeless after betting his house on the result of the game with Manchester United fan Rashid Yiga. In return Yiga staked his new car, and his wife, that David Moyes’ men would triumph. However, it was Dhabasani who came out on the short end of the result after Robin Van Persie’s first-half header settled the match in United’s favour. Arsenal fan left homeless after...
  • Hackensack’s homeless Samaritan loses benefits over $850 he found and turned in

    11/10/2013 12:53:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies—Bergen Record ^ | Sunday November 10, 2013, 11:25 AM | Hannan Adely
    James Brady, the formerly homeless man who earned national praise for turning in $850 he found on the street in Hackensack, learned the hard way this week that no good deed goes unpunished. Brady was denied General Assistance and Medicaid benefits by the Hackensack Human Services Department through Dec. 31 because he failed to report new income he received. The income, according to the agency, was the cash he found on Main Street last spring and that police returned to him in October after no one claimed it. The good deed turned Brady, who was homeless at the time he...
  • Heat turned off at women's shelter because of $21,000 gas bill

    10/25/2013 4:53:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/13 | Michelle Manchir
    An Englewood women's shelter is without heat this week due to a long overdue bill. Some of the women and children who live in a 13-unit building called Clara's Place are using extra blankets or keeping boiled water on their stoves to keep warm this week, during which temperatures have dropped overnight to around freezing, said Darlene Morman, 53, who said she moved to her two-bedroom unit that she shares with her 8-year-old niece and a roommate four months ago. The founder and director of the shelter, Clara Kirk, who oversees two shelters that take in and provide meals for...
  • Covenant House signs up more than 100 for health care

    10/20/2013 7:27:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Charlestown Gazette ^ | October 20, 2013 | By Lori Kersey
    Technical difficulties are still plaguing the federal website for health insurance sign up, but that hasn't stopped dozens of Charleston's homeless residents from signing up for health insurance over the last two weeks. The non-profit agency has a drop-in center for homeless people, some of whom live outside or in shelters. As trained community assisters, Herlihy and other Covenant House staffers were supposed to connect their clients to other helpers that were to actually lead people through the application process. But directing their clients, many of whom have mental illnesses, to other agencies would have been more difficult than leading...
  • Atlanta couple donates daughter's wedding reception dinner to 200 homeless

    09/24/2013 9:00:49 AM PDT · by workerbee · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/24/13
    Carol and Willie Fowler had a lavish wedding reception planned for their daughter, Tamara. Or, they did until the nuptials were called off earlier this month with a mere 40 days to spare. Instead of letting the four-course meal planned for September 15 at an upscale Atlanta restaurant go to waste, the Fowlers called a local charity and asked if they could donate the food to a local charity.
  • South Sudan Establishes Database On Homeless Children

    09/19/2013 1:46:47 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | September 19, 2013 | Christian Edwards
    South Sudan Establishes Database On Homeless ChildrenBy Christian EdwardsJuba, South Sudan — September 19, 2013 (SSN) … Ms. Awut Deng, South Sudan Minister of Gender Child, Social welfare and Humanitarian Affairs, has engaged in a countrywide audit aimed at establishing the actual number of street children and orphans for the purpose of national planning. Minister Deng has travelled to the Eastern Equatoria state to assess the situation of the homeless children there. Her visit, she said was to collect views of various civil servants, experts, charity workers on how best the street children could be helped to lead a normal...
  • More Than 60K Raised in One Day in Campaign to Get House for Honest Homeless Man Who Returned 42K

    09/19/2013 9:04:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2013 | Leonardo Blair
    After shattering a $50,000 goal in donations to reward homeless Boston man Glen James for returning a lost backpack with more than $42,000 in it, a campaign has extended its goal to $250,000 to get the honest man a house. "Good morning everyone! Great coverage on the story so far! Thank you all so much. YOU are the reason this is happening. Now, let's get this man a house!!" wrote Ethan Whittington, organizer of the gofundme campaign seeking to get James a house. Some 2,451 people donated $63,724 in the first 24 hours since the campaign was launched by...
  • Homeless Man Returns Backpack of Money

    09/16/2013 11:22:46 PM PDT · by shineon · 13 replies
    A humble homeless man who returned a backpack full of cash and traveler’s checks to police said he felt “very, very good” to do it and used a ceremony honoring him at police headquarters to thank all the people who have ever given him money on the street.
  • Formerly homeless Kansas City man buys house, car after online fund-raiser (Missouri)

    09/02/2013 1:46:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sep 2, 2013 | Doyle Murpy
    Kansas City's honest beggar is moving on up after returning the engagement ring a woman accidentally left in his cup. Billy Ray Harris was able to buy house and car after donors rewarded his act with more than $190,000 in online gifts. "When I think of the past, I think, 'Thank God it's over,'" he told the "Today" show. "I mean, I feel human now." Harris was living on the streets of Kansas City, Mo., in February when Sarah Darling dropped a few coins and her diamond and platinum ring in his cup. Neither noticed until later. Harris said a...
  • HOMELESS IN SILICON VALLEY: Hardship In America's Innovation Heartland

    08/31/2013 7:44:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/31/2013 | ROBERT JOHNSON
    Silicon Valley has a serious homeless problem, despite the fact that the Valley is home to some of the richest zip codes in the nation. Over the past eight years the U.S. watched its homeless population decline by more than 130,000 people. That's a nearly 17 percent drop that flies in the face of Silicon valley's 8 percent increase in its homeless population over the last two years. Not including San Francisco — which has a serious homeless problem of its own — the Silicon Valley stretches through the Santa Clara Valley down from Redwood City, through Palo Alto, Mountain...
  • It Is Illegal To Feed The Homeless In Cities All Over The United States

    08/27/2013 12:42:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    TEC ^ | 08/27/2013 | Michael Snyder
    What would you do if a police officer threatened to arrest you for trying to share a sandwich with a desperately hungry homeless woman that really needed it? Such a notion sounds absolutely bizarre, but this is actually happening in major cities all over the United States. More than 50 large U.S. cities have adopted "anti-camping" or "anti-food sharing" laws in recent years, and in many of these cities the police are strictly enforcing these laws. Sometimes the goal appears to be to get the homeless people to go away. Apparently the heartless politicians that are passing these laws...
  • Feeding Homeless Apparently Illegal in Raleigh, NC (Cops gone wild)

    08/25/2013 9:16:55 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 94 replies
    Love Wins Ministries ^ | 8-24-13 | Hugh Holowell
    This morning we showed up at Moore Square at 9:00 a.m., just like we have done virtually every Saturday and Sunday for the last six years. We provide, without cost or obligation, hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to anyone who wants one. We keep this promise to our community in cooperation with five different large suburban churches that help us with manpower and funding. Today officers from Raleigh Police Department prevented us from doing our work, for the first time ever. An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested.
  • NYC Engineer Wants to Help Homeless Man With Software Coding Classes

    08/24/2013 3:52:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    ABC Yahoo ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | JOANNA STERN
    McConlogue approached Leo, a 36-year man who lives on the streets of lower Manhattan, on Thursday and gave him two options. The first was $100 in cash. The second option on the table was a laptop, three JavaScript books and two months of coding instruction from McConlogue. Soon, McConlogue will deliver him a Samsung Chromebook with 3G connectivity, three JavaScript books, a solar charger for the laptop and something to conceal the laptop in. He will spend an hour before work every morning teaching him the basics of software coding.
  • NYC Hotel Kicks Out ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star After Confusing Him For Homeless Man

    08/15/2013 6:17:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    CBS Huston ^ | August 15, 2013 2:35 PM
    WEST MONROE, La. (CBS Houston) — A New York City hotel kicks out one of the stars of “Duck Dynasty” after an employee thought he was a homeless man. Appearing along with his family on “Live with Kelly and Michael” Wednesday morning, Jase Robertson described the incident. “The first thing that happened to me at the hotel was I got escorted out,” Robertson said, joking that it was a “facial-profiling deal.” Robertson said that the hotel employee simply didn’t know who he was. “I asked where the bathroom was and he said, ‘Right this way, sir.’ He was very nice,”...
  • Charities, Young Democrats Support Md. Homeless Shelter

    08/12/2013 6:46:41 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 6 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/8/13 | Courtney Jacobs
    The United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP), a Maryland-based charity, joined with the Prince George’s County Young Democrats and other groups to host the second annual “Help 4 Shepherd’s Cove” on July 27, a day of performances, support, and donations for the Shepherd’s Cove Homeless Shelter for Women and Children in Capitol Heights, Md. United Communities Against Poverty was established in 1964 and has become the leading advocate in Prince George’s County for communities of people facing deficiencies in education, affordable housing, economic stability, and adequate health care access. Their mission is to alleviate poverty, improve awareness of the needs of...
  • Hawaii sets aside $100,000 to offer 17,000 homeless one-way airfare back to their home states

    08/01/2013 2:00:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/2013
    Hawaii is hoping to take the burden off its welfare system by saying aloha to its 17,000 homeless residents. The state will offer one-way tickets home to any eligible homeless person to anywhere in the continental United States. Hawaii has allotted $100,000 for a three year trial run of the so-called 'return-to-home' program, which could also even offer participants beds on cruise ships bound for their homes.
  • Hawaii sets aside $100,000 to offer its 17,000 homeless people one-way airfare

    07/31/2013 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Makana · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Hawaii is hoping to take the burden off its welfare system by saying aloha to its 17,000 homeless residents. The state will offer one-way tickets home to any eligible homeless person to anywhere in the continental United States. Hawaii has allotted $100,000 for a three year trial run of the so-called 'return-to-home' program, which could also even offer participants beds on cruise ships bound for their homes.
  • Vt. homeless shelter closed after bedbug problem

    07/30/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2013
    BENNINGTON, Vt. — An infestation of bedbugs has forced the temporary closure of a homeless shelter in Bennington, Vt. ... In the meantime, the women and children who would normally stay there are being placed in temporary locations, including motels
  • Spain’s New Squatters

    07/28/2013 2:20:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    MALAGA, Spain, Jul 28 (IPS) - "You live there for free, don't you?" asked a woman as she passed by the Buenaventura "corrala", a community in a building in this southern Spanish city occupied since February by families evicted from their homes for falling behind in their mortgage payments due to unemployment. "We don't want any handouts. We want to pay, through a social rent scheme," replied 42-year-old Yuli Fajardo, who was living in a tent before she found shelter along with some 40 other people in one of the 13 spacious apartments in this four-storey block of flats in...
  • Editorial: Toilet trouble: City doing its best to deal with public defecation but root cause remains

    07/24/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    It's a basic human act, and it says a lot about society -- and the state of homelessness in Santa Cruz in the year 2013 -- that a discussion about keeping people from doing it in public places is even warranted. But here we are. The problem: An increasing amount of human waste is being found along the San Lorenzo River levee and in downtown-area open space. People relieving themselves in public spots is apparently a growing problem in the city, one that has residents who regularly walk the levee path and business owners along Front Street -- many of...
  • ‘Beggar’ with a ‘hungry and homeless’ sign raked in £300 A DAY while living in a £300,000 flat

    06/05/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:55 EST, 5 June 2013 | Simon Tomlinson
    A “beggar” who claimed he was homeless and hungry for years was earning £50,000-plus ($76,690+) a year and living it up in a £300,000 ($460,140) flat, a court heard. Simon Wright, 37, sat outside a NatWest bank in his tatty clothes with his sleeping bag, his dog, and a handwritten sign telling of his plight. Generous passers-by took pity on him and regularly gave him £200 ($306.76) to £300 ($460.14) a day. After “work”, he went home to his smart council flat, in Fulham, west London. … The council’s community safety spokesman, Councillor Jonathan Cook, said: “Anyone who lives, works...
  • DHS Accosts @Project_Veritas after exposing CA Assemblyman 'Homeless Bill of Rights' Hypocrisy

    05/30/2013 4:08:32 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies
    Our investigators visited the homes and offices of legislative sponsors of the California Homeless Bill of Rights to find they're not interested in practicing what they preach. Their investigative reward? Homeland Security threatening their fourth amendment rights. Video: