Stories tagged: homeless
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 12:02 P.M.
North Idaho homeless count up 5 percent
The number of homeless people in North Idaho increased 5 percent from 2015, new data shows, with service providers attributing the increase to more participation in this year’s count.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016, 4 A.M.
The number of older homeless people is growing, spurred by low-wage jobs and lack of affordable housing.
The number of people age 50 and older who are homeless is growing. Many of the newly homeless held low-wage or unspecialized jobs during their working lives and are running …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 6:17 A.M.
Coalition sues Portland over homeless policy
A coalition of business and neighborhood groups are suing the city of Portland and Mayor Charlie Hales in an effort to overthrow a new policy that allows homeless people to …
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 8:59 A.M.
Amazon to set up homeless shelter on Seattle campus
Tech giant Amazon is offering a building it owns in downtown Seattle as a temporary shelter for homeless families.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 4:47 P.M.
Count shows decline in number of Spokane homeless
The number of homeless people in Spokane fell slightly in 2016, according to the
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016, 9:11 P.M.
Inslee signs bill to aid homeless students
TACOMA – In an effort address the rising numbers of homeless public school students in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Friday that aims to help reduce …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 9:33 A.M.
Seattle mayor drops plans for second homeless parking lot
The Seattle mayor has dropped plans for a second `safe lot’ for homeless people living in their cars or recreational vehicles. Mayor Ed Murray says the first lot is costing …
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016, 5:28 P.M.
Witnesses say man found dead was wrapped in a blanket, tied with cords
Homeless people squatting in a vacant house on East First told police that the man found dead there this week may have died of a drug overdose.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 11:24 A.M.
Homeless man who was helped by lottery winner is arrested
A Massachusetts homeless man who was helped by a stranger who won a $200 lottery prize has been arrested on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2016, 8:02 P.M.
House votes to give churches leeway on housing homeless
House approves bill designed to help churches that temporarily house the homeless.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016, 6 P.M.
Spokane churches need a change in state law to continue housing homeless
Spokane churches that temporarily shelter the homeless are seeking help from the Legislature to keep the program going.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
Once-a-year homeless count draws criticism, defenders
Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation’s largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless …
THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2016, 3:04 P.M.
Brothers to be tried as adults in Seattle homeless killings
Two of three teenage brothers accused of last week’s deadly shooting in the homeless encampment in Seattle known as “The Jungle” each have been charged as adults with two counts …
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 7:21 A.M.
3 teens arrested in Seattle homeless camp shooting
Police arrested three teenage boys in connection with a shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment that left 2 people dead and three others wounded.
FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2016, 2:20 P.M.
Federal grants to help homeless Native American veterans
The Spokane Indian Housing Authority will receive more than $245,000 in federal funding to provide housing for homeless Native American veterans on tribal lands, the U.S. Department of Housing and …
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015, 12:41 A.M.
Two years in, homeless feel targeted by sit-lie law
When a divided Spokane city council passed a law banning sitting and lying on downtown sidewalks, advocates said the law was intended to clean up downtown, not criminalize homelessness. Nearly …
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015, 5:37 P.M.
Homelessness increasing in big US cities
LOS ANGELES – Homelessness is on the rise in many of America’s biggest cities as wealth concentrates in urban centers, elevating rents and squeezing supplies of affordable housing in places …
FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2015
People: Rihanna launches new beauty and stylist agency, Fr8me
George Clooney has taken a break from Hollywood glitz to visit a small sandwich cafe that helps homeless people in Edinburgh.
UPDATED: MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015, 10:23 P.M.
Spokane’s youth homeless rate 33 percent higher than state average, study says
A study conducted by Eastern Washington University professors indicates that Spokane’s rate of youth homelessness is about 33 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, the study identifies a gap …
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
Spokane Valley clothing bank tailored for those in need
There was the day when a man came in off the street, carrying a 2-week-old baby dressed in a toddler-size T-shirt and wrapped in a towel instead of a diaper. …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015, 8:54 A.M.
Homeless rent-assistance grant passed
A $936,495 rent-assistance grant was approved at Monday’s Spokane City Council meeting.
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015
Unattended homeless camp highlights Spokane’s efforts
Last week, while the mayor was discussing the results of the city’s latest homeless count, a city crew was out dealing with one of the thornier parts of the issue. …
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015, 10:33 A.M.
Annual homeless survey shows decrease
Spokane’s homeless population dropped 10 percent over the last year, according to the most recent Point-in-Time homeless count.
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
Coeur d’Alene Stand Down to aid homeless veterans
Homeless veterans can pick up fresh supplies for living on the streets at St. Vincent de Paul’s annual North Idaho Veterans Stand Down next weekend in Coeur d’Alene. The Department …
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Housing First approach puts stable shelter at top of the list
Douglas Glen first snorted meth as an ironworker in Las Vegas, trying to keep up with an all-day everyday schedule. He knew a guy named Speed, and Speed had a …
SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 2015
Spokane knitter uses her talent to make hats for homeless
It was around Christmas, and Peggy Parker was feeling blue. Flipping through TV programs, a story about a young girl who wanted to make Christmas dinner for a homeless person …
SATURDAY, DEC. 20, 2014
Homeless, supporters gather for 10th annual memorial
Don Juan Foster collected cans for money and often slept on a bench just off the Centennial Trail in Mission Park. The 55-year-old died after being hit by a car. …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014
Vestal: Spokane sidewalk philanthropist’s tale lesson in reporting
Did some local reporters bite too hard on a heartwarming do-gooder story last week, when telling the tale of an anonymous man handing out cash in Spokane? Or did they …
TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2014
Upcoming property sale forces CdA homeless to go elsewhere
For the past year, a campsite under a blue tarp in the wooded area behind Coeur d’Alene’s Target store has been home for Dawn Cooper. But on Monday morning, Cooper …
SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 2014
Police investigate attacks on Spokane’s homeless
William Faust was asleep when the beating began. A rock cracked down on his skull once, then again. The attacker kept hitting, not letting up until most of Faust’s clothing …