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Eric Elliott's fight against poverty with code goes viral

In his words, Eric Elliott lost everything in 2008 and had to sell his house in 2009, resorting to couch surfing with friends. But by 2010, he had turned all of that around by entering one of the highest-paid industries of all right now: web development.
In the Media by James Walker

Berkeley Council requires dispensaries donate cannabis to poor

Berkeley - A new amendment to Berkeley, California's pot laws requires dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their cannabis per year to the disadvantaged.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 2 comments

California cities cannot bar people from living in their cars

San Francisco - California cities accustomed to forcing out homeless people living in their cars will have to find another way to deal with the problem after a federal appeals court ruled the practice unconstitutional.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 6 comments

Homeless memorial honours lives lost in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - An estimated forty men and women died in Edmonton in 2013 as a direct or indirect result of not having adequate shelter.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Report: Swedish beggars homeless on Spanish beaches

The Swedish street newspaper, Faktum, has identified a previously little known fact, and that is the large number of poor and homeless Swedes currently begging for a living in Spanish resort towns.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Homeless people in NYC are living inside the Manhattan Bridge

New York - Even though the homeless rate across the nation has declined, the homeless rate in New York City has increased by more than 13 percent from the prior year. According to some sources, some of the homeless are living inside the Manhattan Bridge,
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Calgary Facebook group makes fun of the homeless

Calgary - Calgary police and homeless advocates are concerned about a Facebook page that posts videos of teens approaching people who appear to be homeless and taunting them. The administrator of the page defends what they are doing.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

Op-Ed: Why businesses and citizens should avoid Pensacola at all costs

Pensacola - The city has suffered international backlash due to a law aimed at making the homeless in the city uncomfortable, but the thought process behind that rule show bad decision making that will hit businesses on their bottom line.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

FBI probes police beating death of California homeless man

Los Angeles - The FBI on Monday announced it would investigate the acquittal of two cops in Fullerton, California who brutally beat a mentally ill homeless man to death in July 2011.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 10 comments

New Michelin guidebook for Rome's homeless

Rome - Guidebooks are usually intended to aid tourists looking for luxury dining and accommodations while on vacation. However, a new guidebook for Rome is intended to help the city's homeless population find food, shelter, and other resources.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Plight of Abbotsford's homeless reaches a pivotal point Saturday

Abbotsford - For those readers following the story of the illegal campground set up in Jubilee Park in Abbotsford, B.C., it has been one of legal ups-and-downs, with accusations of police using unauthorized force and the campers threatening to sue the city.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

St. Louis health dep't orders church to stop feeding the homeless

Saint Louis - Health officials in St. Louis have ordered a street church to stop serving hot meals to the city's homeless residents, stoking widespread public outrage.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Activists live with homeless in DC Special

Washington - Keith “Spektre” Howell, an Anonymous activist, spent three nights living with the homeless in Washington, DC this week in the lead up to an event on Thanksgiving that will be supplying dinner for the homeless outside the Veterans Affairs building.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 4 comments

Philadelphia woman gets 80 years for killing Canadian tourists

Mays Landing - Antoinette Pelzer. 45, was sentenced for the stabbing deaths of two Canadian women on an Atlantic City street last year.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Seattle man offers homeless lifestyle tours

Seattle - A man in Seattle who has recently become homeless is offering people the chance to experience life on the streets. For $2,000, participants can take a 3-day, 2-night homeless lifestyle tour.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 2 comments

Georgia couple donates wedding dinner to homeless

Atlanta - The food from a wedding dinner was donated to the homeless in Atlanta, Georgia, after a couple's wedding was cancelled. Willie and Carol Fowler had planned a lavish reception planned for Tamara, their daughter, before the cancellation.
In the Media by Mike White - 5 comments

Boris Johnson finds Spanish family sleeping rough in London

London - London's outspoken mayor, Boris Johnson, says that he was shocked to recently discover a Spanish family, sleeping rough in the city. He says this shows a complete failure of the euro project.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Local citizens protest police threats to arrest Christians

Raleigh - A large group of Raleigh, North Carolina, citizens protested at a recent city council meeting against local police for threatening recently to arrest Christians if they fed the homeless at a city park.
In the Media by Mike White - 7 comments

Rapper Nas pledges to help homeless family in Washington

After hearing about a Washington family who lost their home in a fire, New York rapper Nas was deeply moved and decided to take action.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Weinergate is a blind eye to the real social problems

New York - New York is both a center of global finance and culture while plagued with a verity of social problems. With its ongoing mayoral election, the attention should be focused on candidates and what they propose as a solution to the cities problems.
In the Media by Stan Rezaee - 1 comment

Interview with country singer Jimmy Wayne: 'Ruby's Pet Treats' Special

On July 26, I chatted via telephone with country singer Jimmy Wayne about his launch of “Ruby’s Pet Treats,” an online pet store that gives dog owners the opportunity to make a positive impact while stocking up on their favorite toys and treats.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

'Project Water' — Handing out free drinking water to the homeless Special

Toronto - While homelessness is something Torontonians are likely to see on the street every day, one organization has been helping to keep them hydrated during the hot and humid summer months.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Report: 15,000 Homeless in Argentine Capital

Buenos Aires - The streets of Buenos Aires can be cold, lonely and dangerous for the men, women and children that have to find a safe corner to sleep in each night.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 6 comments

Study on homelessness in Canada exposes the 'unnatural disaster'

Canada's first national study on homelessness in the country does not paint a viewable portrait of the issue. It comes from the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and it shows homelessness on average to be affecting 30,000 people each night in Canada.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

The faces of Toronto's homeless Special

Toronto - Today a report from the Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) was released stating that on any given night at least 30,000 Canadians are homeless. In Toronto those on the front lines know the stats and the faces that haunt them.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Spain’s population feels the economic pressure

Madrid - The downturn of the Spanish economy is having a real effect on the size of the country’s population. With black financial clouds covering the country many Spaniards have chosen to leave and start a new life.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 8 comments

ACLU complains Detroit police dump homeless people outside city

Detroit - After a year-long investigation, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has accused Detroit police officers of "kidnapping" homeless people and stranding them in other areas, often outside the city limits.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Homeless man wins 50K on lottery ticket

A homeless man got lucky when he bought himself a lottery scratch ticket. After scratching the ticket, he found out he won $50,000.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Toronto housing project Home/Chez Soi will continue

In Canada there are safety nets for those who need a hand up but what about for those who need more than just a boost? Mentally ill street people have fallen through the cracks for years but that could be changing.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Toronto City Councillor asks Ombudsman to look at shelter system

Toronto - Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is asking the city's Ombudsman to tackle a comprehensive investigation into Toronto's homeless shelter and housing system in light of eight people dying on the streets this winter.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments
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Chuck kneels down to straighten his blankets before curling up to take a late afternoon nap.
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front line worker clapping for the volunteers who loaded his truck
front line worker clapping for the volunteers who loaded his truck
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A homeless man sits on a bus bench and watches people as they pass by.
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A woman on the streets of South Africa
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Where Bill Buss's body was found in Toronto. Buss, a homeless man, died during 2012.
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Homeless in Toronto
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Living on the streets of Toronto
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Homeless person, Lyon France
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Sleeping on the streets of Toronto
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A photo of the word community pinned to a cork board!
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Toronto's Project Water
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Toronto's Project Water
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As Ontario budget cuts draw near the homeless in Toronto worry about what is to come.
As Ontario budget cuts draw near the homeless in Toronto worry about what is to come.
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Holiday meal at City Hall in 2011 for the homeless
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Homeless people in the streets of Athens, Greece
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Toronto's Project Water
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While Buskers perform across the street a homeless man's sign shows the real need for Raising the Roofs
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Straight to the Streets is a grassroots program that brings warmth to Toronto's homeless once a year.
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