A large homeless encampment on the banks of the landmark Echo Park Lake has emerged as a flashpoint in Los Angeles’ crisis of how to treat the unhoused. Over the last year, the encampment has evolved into a commune-like society with a shared pantry, a garden, a veneer of self-policing […]

The Sacramento City Council is expected to take a first step Tuesday toward a citywide homeless siting plan that Mayor Darrell Steinberg says will make opening shelters in the capital city much easier. The idea is for the council to adopt a “master plan” — essentially a map marking public […]

The teacher on the screen told Lashay to pick a country, then draw its flag and list three facts about it. “A-l-g-e-r-i-a,” Lashay decided, even though she had never heard of it before. “And the first fact is that it’s beautiful.” The eight children, gathered inside a converted living room […]

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Heading into the Christmas holiday, people in Lake Charles are still recovering from not one, but two major storms: Hurricane Laura devastated the area in August and just six weeks later Hurricane Delta followed suit.  According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 1,000 people are […]

Frank Fernandez   | The Daytona Beach News-Journal Volusia County’s constitutional officers have joined forces to help Volusia County’s homeless students in this particularly difficult pandemic-plagued year. The officers are collecting money and gift cards for food, gasoline and hotel stays for approximately 2,000 homeless students in Volusia County. The charity drive […]

A year ago, Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris announced a controversial idea – the city should open 49 cabins for homeless women and children at a North Sacramento lot across from Garden Valley Elementary School. The project was on a city-owned vacant dirt lot, where several homeless people were already […]

Frank Fernandez   | The Daytona Beach News-Journal Volusia County’s constitutional officers have joined forces to help Volusia County’s homeless students in this particularly difficult pandemic-plagued year. The officers are collecting money and gift cards for food, gasoline and hotel stays for approximately 2,000 homeless students in Volusia County. The charity drive […]

James Barrett was studying to become a substance abuse counselor. Oscar Young loved to make other people smile. Jerome Henry was a beloved father. They were among the hundreds of homeless lives lost in Alameda, Santa Clara and Napa counties over the past year, at a time when deaths in […]

Downtown Sacramento, abandoned in March by thousands of office workers when the the coronavirus pandemic struck, is like a world turned inside out. Work from home orders that emptied office buildings have helped lay bare just how bad Sacramento’s homeless problem is and how little the city, state and social […]

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court District of Minnesota on behalf of seven individuals and others like them who were evicted from their homes in city parks over the past few months. The lawsuit names Hennepin County Sheriff […]

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Most nights, people fight and scream outside the small room where Elizabeth Maldonado and her four children sleep—or try to, at least—at a homeless shelter in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Maldonado’s 15-year-old daughter, in particular, fears that if […]

VENICE, CA — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Gov. Gavin Newsom and other local leaders Friday to announce the city of Los Angeles was awarded nearly $40 million to create permanent housing for homeless people through the state’s fourth round of the Homekey initiative. “Confronting and ending homelessness is a team […]

(Bloomberg) — For Megan Martin, the tipping point came when she passed several men slumped over the steps of a Broadway church in the middle of the day. “They weren’t sleeping, they were in the throes of addiction,” said Martin, who offers her assessment as an anesthesiologist with a master’s […]