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Homelessness News

Emotional video about homelessness goes viral

Orlando - A new campaign is attempting to breakdown the stereotypes usually associated with the homeless and show that, in a post-recession economy, losing your home happens to everyday people.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Warming up with Canada's first ever hot chocolate festival

Well, the groundhog spotting its own shadow may be a bummer, as the furry forecaster predicts a long winter, but why not warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at participating vendors in this year's first ever national Hot Chocolate Festival?

Texan detained by police for giving change to homeless man

Houston - A Texan who gave a homeless man 75 cents says he was roughed up, handcuffed and detained for more than an hour by Houston police officers who accused him of giving a homeless man drugs.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Op-Ed: 4 Reasons to cut the defense budget by 10%

The budget of the United States military is the largest in the world. Below is a list of expenditures that could occur in exchange for a 10 percent reduction in defense spending.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Japanese homeless recruited for Fukushima cleanup

Sendai - Japanese private labor contractors are recruiting homeless people from around the nation to perform cleanup work around the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and followed by a partial meltdown.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

New York Times Expose Highlight Growing Problem

This article discusses the story of Dasani, a girl who the New York Times covered in a recent issue. The article also discusses how best to help the homeless in the holiday season.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus

Op-Ed: Entrepreneur finds new way to exploit the homeless in Seattle

Seattle - The homeless present a growing problem in Seattle, Washington, as well as other cities across the United States. But it's generally accepted that through donations and the help of community-spirited organizations, the homeless can be given a better life.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

20 percent of Toronto's homeless are LGBT youth

Toronto - The city of Toronto just released the latest numbers for their homeless population. The report shows that the population numbers have not changed since 2009. Those numbers though don't tell the whole story though.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Two forthcoming charity events — for the living and nearly dead

Sydenham - On May 19, St Christopher's Hospice in South East London is holding a fun walk, while next week, the Big Issue Foundation is holding a "sleep out".
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Homeless in Toronto have fewer shelter beds starting this week

Toronto - During the winter months there are more emergency shelter beds for those who live on the streets in Toronto. The Out of the Cold program adds at least 50 additional beds a night during the coldest months. That program ends as April arrives.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Mississippi KFC fires woman for being homeless

Tupelo - A Mississippi woman was fired from her job at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant after her manager found out that she was homeless.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

NYC faces homeless problem not seen since The Great Depression

According to a recently released Coalition for the Homeless report, in January, more than 50,000 people slept in New York City’s homeless shelters.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 3 comments

Smelly French family ordered out of Musée d’Orsay in Paris

Paris - A French family who were visiting the Musée d’Orsay in Paris at the weekend, one of the French capital’s most popular museums, had to cut short their visit when the museum received complaints from other customers about the family’s body odours.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

California lawmaker proposes 'Homeless Bill of Rights'

Sacramento - A California state lawmaker has proposed a measure that would protect residents without homes from discrimination and police harassment.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

L.A. lawyer loans his home to homeless family for a year

Los Angeles - A Hollywood entertainment lawyer is being lauded for his selfless act of charity after he moved in with his mother so that a homeless family could live in his house for a year.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Homelessness in Ontario taking a US approach in the New Year

Taking care of those who were living on the street in the past showed a true difference between the United States and Canadian government. But starting in 2013, Ontario will adopt similar fund-cutting measures seen in the U.S.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Homeless Texas man dies after being crushed in trash compactor

Fort Worth - A homeless Texas man sleeping in a dumpster on a freezing night died after he was accidentally crushed by a trash compactor.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Homelessness in London this Christmas

London - From about 1997, homelessness in London and the UK in general began to fall, now it is on the way up again, and with so-called austerity, things are going from bad to worse.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: The great pit bull non-outrage

Saint Louis - A pit bull pup is dragged for a mile down the highway behind a truck; it is now receiving first class medical attention. Who cares? Put it to sleep and spend the money on something else.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 6 comments

Photo Essay: Nashville's homeless, surviving winter and Christmas Special

Nashville - The problem of homelessness knows no age, sex, race, religion or national boundaries, in fact it is a problem that countries around the world, developed and undeveloped, have dealt with for centuries.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Toronto's Community Start Up ending will result in more homeless Special

Toronto - This week a homeless man, Joe, in Toronto is beginning a new journey. He received the keys to a small apartment yesterday that is the start of becoming more stabilized.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 10 comments

Review: Sofa surfing with Speech Debelle Special

If you haven't heard of Speech Debelle, she is that rarest of creatures, a rapper with brains. In this programme however, she finds nothing to sing about as she follows other people down the same path she trod ten years ago.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron

Review: America — Home of the homeless

Last night, the BBC 'Panorama' programme sent its reporter Hilary Anderson to interview people who are living under canvas and worse in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 7 comments

Florida city buying one-way bus tickets for homeless

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Commissioners have approved a program that will buy one-way bus tickets out of the state for homeless people who can prove they have family willing to provide them shelter in other parts of the country.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Money's too tight to mention - for the homeless, not the banks

London - The BBC news this afternoon revealed that the homeless are dying thirty years prematurely, and that Europe has given half a trillion Euros to the banks.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Buskertainment adds excitement to the streets in Toronto Special

Toronto - Buskertainment Weekends began on Nov. 12 this year in Toronto. The winter event will run until Dec. 18 every Saturday and Sunday benefiting Raising the Roof.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Panel sheds light on being homeless in the suburbs Special

Mississauga - Having lived and worked in Mississauga for most of her life, Emily Fox was no different from anyone else trying to live steadily in the suburbs, until life as she knew came to a screeching halt. In a blink of an eye, Fox became homeless.
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos

‘The Big Issue’ magazine is 20 years old today

London - Twenty years ago, a magazine was launched in London to help the homeless help themselves; it is still going strong today, sadly, it needs to.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

City Hall works to ban homeless sleeping on sidewalks in Toronto

Toronto - On July 14, 2011City Council approved a plan to consult with the public and stakeholders on proposed changes to Chapter 743 (Streets and Sidewalks, Use of) of the Toronto Municipal Code.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

An interview with a homeless person in Manchester, UK Special

Manchester - We walk past at least one homeless person everyday, often with indifference, sometimes with contempt. Yet not all the homeless people on the streets are the same and there is more to them than meets the eye.
Digital Journal Report by Iram Ramzan - 6 comments
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Sky Soleil performs Queen and David Bowie s Under Pressure to draw attention to the plight of the ho...
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Sky Soleil performs Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure to draw attention to the plight of the homeless and jobless in the United States.
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Homeless could happen to anyone  including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is sp...
Homeless could happen to anyone, including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is spending 36 hours) are living the live of a street person as part of Street Days with Ve'ahavta.
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Homeless could happen to anyone  including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is sp...
Homeless could happen to anyone, including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is spending 36 hours) are living the live of a street person as part of Street Days with Ve'ahavta.
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Homeless in Toronto
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A homeless man lives on the streets  with a sign asking for help  next to a business man who looks l...
A homeless man lives on the streets, with a sign asking for help, next to a business man who looks like he has plenty, showing the gap between rich and poor that is growing in the United States.
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Homelessness can happen to anyone  including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is ...
Homelessness can happen to anyone, including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is spending 36 hours) are living the life of a street person as part of Street Days with Ve'ahavta
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Home Safe Toronto documentary screening and expert discussion in at The Royal Theatre
Home Safe Toronto documentary screening and expert discussion in at The Royal Theatre
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Two teens mocking an apparently homeless man in a video later uploaded to the Creature Sightings Fac...
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Two teens mocking an apparently homeless man in a video later uploaded to the Creature Sightings Facebook page
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Bystanders do nothing to help a homeless man lying down on Toronto Street
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Bystanders do nothing to help a homeless man lying down on Toronto Street
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All the CEOs taking part in the sleep out to raise money for St Vincent de Paul pose for a photo.
All the CEOs taking part in the sleep out to raise money for St Vincent de Paul pose for a photo.
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Alabama State University was founded to educate blacks in 1867. This photograph of homeless white bo...
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Alabama State University was founded to educate blacks in 1867. This photograph of homeless white boys was taken at New York in 1890. It is only when inconvenient facts like this are juxtaposed that white privilege can be seen for the fantasy it is.
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A food line in Canada during the Great Depression; 8 decades on  the hungry  and indeed the homeless...
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A food line in Canada during the Great Depression; 8 decades on, the hungry, and indeed the homeless are still with us.
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Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban houses the Parliament of Bangladesh and is one of the largest legislative com...
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Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban houses the Parliament of Bangladesh and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world.
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The campaign asked homeless people to write down something about themselves that people wouldn t kno...
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The campaign asked homeless people to write down something about themselves that people wouldn't know by just walking past them.
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