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Distance learning has been tough on all students across the region, but those without a permanent shelter face additional challenges. Homeless students already are at greater risk of falling behind in class, and the pandemic has only heightened those concerns for educators and parents.
Homeless service providers city officials are already talking about plans for housing this winter, with a forecasted need for increased space due to challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
When the coronavirus emerged in the U.S. this year, public health officials and advocates for the homeless feared the virus would rip through shelters and tent encampments, ravaging vulnerable people who often have chronic health issues.
The city of Spokane opened the region’s newest homeless shelter Thursday, just hours before the lease for the Spokane Arena – where more than 100 people were staying – was set to expire at midnight.
The outline presented by Woodward to the Spokane City Council includes plans for regional collaboration with Spokane County and Spokane Valley. In addition to an emergency shelter, the city is looking to establish a "bridge shelter" that would require a referral and work to get people in their own housing.
A new law will prevent the city of Spokane from closing a homeless shelter in which beds are occupied unless it has a replacement plan or shows there is vacancy elsewhere.
SEATTLE – A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed.
A second man was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday for the killing of James H. Peterson, 41, at a homeless camp in Mead last weekend.
Spokane homeless shelters say a proposed federal rule change limiting protections for transgender guests will not alter how they operate.
The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400 and authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt, officials said Friday.
Even as Spokane County moves forward through Gov. Jay Inslee’s phased reopening plan, the Spokane Regional Health District is continuing its efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in homeless shelters.
People working in homeless services like Joy Estill, part of a largely invisible, low-paid workforce, have been shouldering not just the burden of coronavirus in city shelters and services, but also a longer-running crisis the pandemic has only magnified over the last two months. As services have shut down and shelters have stopped taking in new clients to comply with social distancing rules, front-line homeless service providers have been witnessing suffering that, with fewer resources, they are too often unable to ease.
A measure to tax the wealthiest residents and the biggest businesses in Portland, Oregon, to raise $2.5 billion over a decade to address homelessness sailed to victory as final ballots were tallied Wednesday, even as the state faces crippling revenue losses and record-high unemployment due to the coronavirus.
Among the 7,000 homeless moved into hotel rooms to ride out the pandemic are people with compromised lungs and hearts.
When the stay-home order closed church doors, a congregation in Post Falls decided they needed to find something meaningful to do with their space. They already had a relationship with the Family Promise program – which provides housing and fellowship for homeless families – and when the organization put out a call for help, they answered.
Voters in the three-county Portland, Oregon, metropolitan region will be asked Tuesday to approve income and business taxes that would raise $2.5 billion over 10 years to pay for homeless services.
Voters in metropolitan Portland, Oregon, will be asked Tuesday to approve taxes on personal income and business profits that would raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness even as the state grapples with the coronavirus and its worst recession in years.
Overwhelming evidence shows the detrimental ripple effects of COVID-19 on marginalized communities.
One staple of San Francisco has become even more pronounced as the coronavirus pandemic chased everyone inside. Homeless people, who are particularly vulnerable to the virus, are still sleeping on sidewalks and flap-to-flap in tents cluttered around downtown and other popular neighborhoods.
For those living in close quarters in city-run shelters, there’s fear of exposure to COVID-19. The Department of Homeless Services has identified more than 650 cases and more than 50 COVID-19 deaths among the 17,000 single adults in its shelter system.