NECN: How is Boston’s Homeless Population Doing?

Lyndia Downie and Karen LaFrazia talk about the rising costs making housing less and less affordable. Also describing the issues of “treating” homelessness with limited resources and the increasing numbers of the homeless. Watch the Video Here

The Christian Science Monitor:California’s new strategy to fight homelessness: a ‘millionaires tax’

Faced with an unprecedented 47,000 homeless people in need of shelter and services, Los Angeles is proposing a solution with a more populist bent: imposing a tax on the city’s millionaires. Under a proposal introduced by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, people with an annual income of more than $1 million would be requiredContinue reading The Christian Science Monitor:California’s new strategy to fight homelessness: a ‘millionaires tax’

NYTimes: New York Police Illegally Profiling Homeless People, Complaint Says

Advocates for homeless people filed a complaint with New York City’s Civil Rights Commission on Thursday accusing the Police Department of targeting people living on the street, a practice they say violates a two-year-old law that prohibits “bias-based profiling.” In June 2015, police officers began issuing “move along” orders in the area around 125th StreetContinue reading NYTimes: New York Police Illegally Profiling Homeless People, Complaint Says

The Washington Post: Homeless say booming cities have outlawed their right to sleep, beg and even sit

SARASOTA, Fla. — David Cross had been such a fixture at Five Points Park, a patch of green in the prospering heart of this city, that residents dubbed the homeless man “the mayor.” But that was before the city removed the park bench where he held court. Before a new panhandling ordinance made it illegalContinue reading The Washington Post: Homeless say booming cities have outlawed their right to sleep, beg and even sit