News - United states

July 13, 2008
Picture the Homeless, a New York based activist organization, are fighting a campaign to demand that the transit authority make a bus that travels to a homeless shelter on Ward's Island, free for...
Keywords: Homelessness, United States
April 10, 2008
Watch a BBC news story, "Subprime -The 'new' homeless in the US" (Video), about tent cities that have sprung up outside Los Angeles as people lose their homes in the subprime mortgage crisis.
Keywords: Homelessness, United States
February 21, 2008
According to research presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "poverty in early childhood poisons the brain." According to the research, children growing up in very poor...
Keywords: Children and Youth, United States
February 13, 2008
More and more anti-poverty organizations and coalitions are using the web to broadcast videos of their work. Housing not War, a campaign to demand the federal government spend money on housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, All of Canada, United States
January 17, 2008
Between the Lines is a weekly public affairs show broadcast from Connecticut that provides a platform for individuals and progressive organizations that are generally ignorned or marginalized by the...
Keywords: Homelessness, United States
November 14, 2007
COA (Currents of Awareness) News is a non-profit online news network featuring diverse, credible independent news and current affairs. COA News can best be described as the portal to independent news...
Keywords: Media, International, United States
July 27, 2007
In 2004, Mayor Bloomberg declared that he would reduce homelessness in New York City by two-thirds, but according to an article in the New York Times, "Homelessness: Tackled, Not Beaten, by a Mayor...
Keywords: Homelessness, British Columbia, Ontario, United States
April 16, 2007
The American National Gay and Lesbian Task Force released a report about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless youth. Of the estimated 1.6 million homeless American youth, between 20 and 40...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, United States
March 8, 2007
The Center for Pan-African Development in South Florida, have created the Take Back the Land project and have set up the Umajo Village shantytown in protest of the lack of affordable housing. You can...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, United States
November 5, 2005
Interventions providing coordinated treatment and support for homeless adults usually results in greater health improvements than does the prevailing sporadic and substandard care, according to a new...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, United States
October 3, 2005
The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) has launched a Youth Poverty Initiative (Link removed - No longer exists) that seeks to engage youth in doing research, telling their stories through...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, United States
September 3, 2005
The American agency, the National Coalition for the Homeless' four page fact sheet (in PDF) gives statistics and examples of crimes perpetrated against homeless people.
Keywords: Homelessness, Poorbashing, Violence, United States
March 13, 2005
The Coalition for the Homeless is the oldest advocacy and direct service organization in the USA helping homeless men, women, and children. The organization is dedicated to the principle that decent...
Keywords: Homelessness, United States
November 23, 2003
Blogs are an online diary of sorts. attempts "to relate to you the realities of homelessness. But there is certainly more to a homeless person than being homeless, and this may be...
Keywords: Homelessness, United States