Homeless shelters

Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Judge Carter is overseeing a lawsuit filed by homeless advocates over the planned closure of the encampment on the county-owned trail. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 14, 2018 - 12:29 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn Wednesday down a California trail to ask hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed what it will take to help them move. U.S. District Judge David O...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, members of the homeless community are served meals by advocates in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Volunteers who feed the homeless in public places say they're providing a needed service. But city governments and some advocates say their well-meaning efforts can hinder long-term solutions and raise sanitation concerns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 25, 2017 - 3:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving...
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A man who identified himself just as Vincent, sorts his belongings outside his tent Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. Vincent said he thought he was bulletproof and never had to worry about getting a job as a young man. "Things ain't the way they were anymore." The U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development release of the 2017 homeless numbers are expected to show a dramatic increase in the number of people lacking shelter along the West Coast. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 06, 2017 - 12:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time...
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This undated mobile phone photo made available by Shelby Hoogendyk shows her husband Casey Huffman, with their 17 month-old son Caelan Hoogendyk at a hurricane shelter in St. Augustine, Fla. The family evacuated from a homeless shelter to a hurricane shelter during Hurricane Irma. When they arrived at the hurricane shelter, they were segregated from the rest of the evacuees and made to wear yellow wristbands. Advocates for the homeless say the ill treatment of homeless people during disasters is a national problem that reflects the lack of state and local emergency planning to deal with that population. (Shelby Hoodgendyk via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 10:26 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them — the homeless. Sheriff's...
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September 15, 2017 - 2:55 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The row of tents and tarps stretches two miles along the parched riverbed and houses hundreds of homeless. The garbage-strewn strip is also the site of a popular bike path where cyclists in colorful gear zoom by those seeking food, a shower or a job. Over the past two years,...
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Protesters gather outside Kensington town hall in west London, the headquarters of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, Friday June 16, 2017. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2017 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Grief turned to outrage Friday over a deadly high-rise tower fire in London amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens dead and missing as it decimated the public housing block. Engineering experts say outside...
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In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo, members of the Dallas Street Choir Debra Scott, left rear, Elizabeth Armstrong, center, and Toria Ellis, far right, raise their voices during a rehearsal for their performance at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday evening, at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York. The group of homeless men and women recruited from streets and shelters in Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 14, 2017 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. The storied New York City concert hall is the venue Wednesday evening for a performance by the Dallas Street Choir, all singers recruited from urban streets and homeless shelters that has been...
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June 14, 2017 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. The storied New York City concert hall is the venue Wednesday evening for a performance by the Dallas Street Choir, all singers recruited from urban streets and homeless shelters that have been...
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Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 3:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Commuters and cyclists were back on the streets of south London Monday morning, elbowing past journalists and camera crews on Southwark Bridge Road's narrow sidewalks. A commuter, Martin Howells, said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, a homeless man drinks water while sitting on the beach at Ala Moana Beach Park located near Waikiki in Honolulu. A Hawaii lawmaker wants to classify homelessness as a medical condition so that people could use Medicaid money for rent payments. As a doctor, Sen. Josh Green argues that he's constantly treating homeless people in the emergency room where he works. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 26, 2017 - 4:18 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants...
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