Tag: homeless

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 12: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visits the Liberty Square apartment complex on April 12, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Secretary Carson is on a national listening tour to hear from the people and organizations who rely on and support public housing. (Photo by …

Ben Carson Tours Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles

Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), toured a homeless women’s center on Los Angeles’s infamous Skid Row Tuesday as part of a fact-finding mission aimed at tackling homelessness and providing job training for inner-city communities throughout the United States.

Santa Ana homeless (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal.

TOPSHOT - Indian beggers who were brought to a shelter after begging on the streets sit inside a dormitory in Hyderabad on November 8, 2017. The southern Indian state of Telangana has banned begging on the streets for a period of two months, ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, in …

India Arresting Hundreds of Beggars to Keep Them Out of Sight for Ivanka Trump Visit

Various media outlets in India are reporting that police in Hyderabad are arresting hundreds of “beggars” and placing them in rehab centers (also referred to as ashrams) so that first daughter Ivanka Trump will not have an uncomfortable experience witnessing the city’s destitute during her visit for next week’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Oakland Mayor Urges Residents to Take in Homeless: ‘Give Up That Airbnb’

During her annual State of the City address on Thursday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called on her constituents to open their doors and residences to the city’s homeless, as union workers picketed against her for her administration’s handling of the city’s rampant housing problem.

Surgical mask (Yasser Alghofily / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

San Diego Hepatitis Outbreak Spreads To Los Angeles

A deadly outbreak of Hepatitis A that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego County in recent months, mostly among the rapidly-growing homeless population, has spread to Los Angeles.

Homeless Figures In London Double In Past Six Years According To Charities

Growing Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego Forces Extreme Measures

San Diego’s nearly year-old Hepatitis outbreak is getting worse, forcing the Southern California port city to take extreme measures, including sanitary street washing in the downtown area, according to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office on Friday.