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'Get me back to Caracas': desperate Venezuelans leave lockdown Bogotá

Their ambitions for a new life in Colombia shattered, migrants are lining up for the bus journey back to an uncertain futureCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRosa Vera, a 40-year-old from a small town in crisis-ridden Venezuela, thought moving to Colombia would give her the chance to find work. Five months ago, she left her family and began the arduous journey to Bogotá, the Colombian capital, to look for a job.Instead, as coronavirus shut down economic life in the city...
Tags: Americas, World news, Poverty, Colombia, Homelessness, Migration, Global development, Venezuela, Bogota, Caracas, Coronavirus outbreak


LA's Covid-19 'explosion': overwhelmed hospitals, struggling workers, shuttered restaurants

The county has brought back restrictions, compounding challenges for the region’s most vulnerable residentsLos Angeles is facing an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations as the region backtracks on reopening before a major holiday weekend. LA county broke records in recent days with worrying coronavirus outbreaks and fatality rates – the county reported three straight days of more than 2,100 new cases. Continue reading...
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An Influencer Kept a Dog Stolen From an Unhoused Man and Is Refusing to Return Her

There has been no shortage of wild influencer stories during this period of social distancing and political unrest, including Instagram personalities who posed in blackface to “combat racism” and those who monetized their ill-advised road trips away from covid-19 hotspots. Still, those egregious behaviors are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Homelessness, Influencers, Brittany Littleton, Heart La, Little Love Rescue, Unhoused


'We want to stay': refugees struggle to integrate in Greece after camp life

Asylum seekers discharged from island holding centres are given little support to find accommodation and work It never occurred to Sarah Husseini that one day she might think of Moria camp with something approaching affection. The 22-year-old Afghan spent two years in the infamous holding facility on Lesbos and, throughout, her young daughters were “sick, sick, sick”.But then she, her husband Ali and their two toddlers were instructed to board a ferry to Piraeus and their world changed. “The UN ...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Greece, Society, World news, Homelessness, Refugees, Athens, Global development, Un, Ali, Piraeus, Moria, Sarah Husseini


Policy exists, but shacklands spring up

The political will is there, but proper implementation remains an obstacle to improving people’s lot The post Policy exists, but shacklands spring up appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Analysis, Homelessness, United Nations, Apartheid, South Africa (country, COVID-19, National Lockdown, Informal Settlements, Breaking New Ground Strategy, National Housing Code


As UK lockdowns ease, fears grow of return to pre-pandemic crime and pollution levels

Carbon emissions, crime and air pollution all fell but are now starting to reboundIn a sudden realisation of what climate campaigners have been urging for years, flights were cancelled, vehicle use plummeted and the oil industry found itself in turmoil as lockdown restrictions took hold. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Crime, Environment, Communities, Society, UK News, Homelessness, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coronavirus outbreak


As UK lockdowns ease, will the silver linings of the pandemic persist?

Carbon emissions, crime levels and air pollution all fell but are now starting to reboundIn a sudden realisation of what climate campaigners have been urging for years, flights were cancelled, vehicle use plummeted and the oil industry found itself in turmoil as lockdown restrictions took hold. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Crime, Environment, Communities, Society, UK News, Homelessness, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coronavirus outbreak


How agent and chaplain Kay Wilson-Bolton is helping to end homelessness

Century 21 agent Kay Wilson-Bolton explains how she gave up her life as a broker-owner to dedicate more time to ending homelessness in Santa Paula, California.
Tags: Homelessness, Radio, Agent, Giving Back, Select, Century 21, Agents Giving Back, AgentPlus, Kay Wilson Bolton


New Zealand sheltered its homeless during Covid-19 – but can it last?

Labour-led government has pledged $100m to keep 1,200 motel rooms available for the homeless for a year but obstacles to cementing gains remainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was an unexpected outcome of the strict lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in New Zealand: after one month rough sleeping appeared to have been all but eliminated in the country. Advocates said it was the closest New Zealand had come in modern times to ensuring everyone had shelter, with ...
Tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Auckland City Mission, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Chris Farrelly


LA Skid Row shooting kills man, wounds woman

LOS ANGELES — A man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, and the gunman was on the loose Thursday morning. Police responded to the area of San Pedro and Sixth streets about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday and found a woman in her 40s suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. She was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, police said. About 11 p.m., a man in his 20s was found near San Pedro and Fifth streets w...
Tags: News, Shooting, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Homelessness, Soccer, Glendale, Homeless, Local News, Lapd, San Pedro, Pensacola, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, Top Stories LADN


Housing advocates breathe sigh of relief after California’s coronavirus budget cuts

After Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out his new coronavirus-decimated budget proposal this week, some affordable housing advocates expressed relief the damage wasn’t worse. Staring down a $54 billion budget shortfall, Newsom on Thursday rolled back several ambitious plans he’d laid out just four months before to tackle the state’s homelessness and affordable housing crisis. But he didn’t gut everything — and what he did cut, he attempted to fill in using federal money. “It was not as dire as was pred...
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Comment of the Week: Moderate position needed on safe cycling and homelessness issue

“If we want Portland to be taken seriously as a pedestrian and bike-friendly city, we need people to feel safe walking and biking, wherever they may be.” Riders navigate around a person’s tent on the I-205 multi-use path. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Our latest Comment of the Week is the first one ever to include a song lyric. It came from Shimran George, who calmly laid out what they see as a problem with our local debate around homelessness. On Tuesday we shared a story about f...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Homelessness, Cycling, Portland, Brian May, Jonathan Maus, Comment of the Week, Shimran George, Peninsula Crossing Trail People, Shimran, SE Powell Boulevard


North Portland neighborhoods request clear paths in homelessness statement

“We request that the City of Portland clear campsites located in parks, waterways and public paths.”— from a statement signed by four north Portland neighborhoods Four north Portland neighborhood associations have issued a joint statement about homelessness. Among their requests is that government agencies work harder to clear campsites located in parks and on public paths. Throughout the city, vital parts of the transportation network are blocked and/or dominated by peoples’ homes, belonging...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Homelessness, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Columbia, Hickey, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Chloe Eudaly, Eudaly, Tom Hickey, Peninsula Crossing Trail, Bridgeton Arbor Lodge Overlook and University Park, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association


Labour urges extended eviction ban amid risk of huge job losses

Five-point plan to protect renters comes as poll shows 1.7 million people fear unemploymentLabour is calling on the government to draw up emergency measures to protect renters beyond June as polling shows up to 1.7 million people in the private sector fear that they will lose their jobs this summer.Dire economic forecasts released this week, including a Bank of England warning that the country faces its worst recession in 300 years, has prompted Labour to rapidly escalate its call for current pr...
Tags: Politics, England, Wales, Housing, Bank Of England, Communities, UK News, Homelessness, Labour, Coronavirus outbreak


Closing New York subway will have ‘devastating’ impact on homeless, say experts

System will shut down every night for cleaning, forcing homeless on to streets or into shelters where over 700 have tested positiveCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew measures to close the New York subway for nightly coronavirus cleaning will have “devastating” consequences for the thousands of homeless people who regularly sleep there, experts have warned.Starting on Wednesday, for the first time in its history the usually 24-hour service will shu...
Tags: New York, US, US news, Poverty, Homelessness, Inequality, Coronavirus outbreak


'I feel like I've got my life back': the homeless residents of a Tudor hotel – video

When councils were instructed to provide accommodation for their homeless population to protect them from coronavirus, Mike Matthews, owner of the Prince Rupert hotel in Shrewsbury, was one of the first to step in. The decision was part business decision to save his hotel, part philanthropy to help homeless people he admits he usually ignored. The new residents, including a former employee, feel it has given them some dignity back and offered them a rare feeling of family and safety. They also k...
Tags: Homelessness, Tudor, Shrewsbury, Prince Rupert, Mike Matthews, Coronavirus outbreak


Dozens positive for coronavirus at LA’s Skid Row homeless shelter, after all residents tested

Of the more than 200 people at the Union Rescue Mission in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles who were tested for the COVID-19 earlier this week, 43 people tested positive, county officials reported Tuesday, April 22. The shelter was hit with its first case on March 28, and later saw more cases among homeless residents of the facility. Over the past week, more widespread testing was done at the shelter, with both symptomatic and asymptomatic people getting tested. The results of 178 tests...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, CalTrans, Fairfax, Ferrer, Denker, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Pan Pacific, Barbara Ferrer, Granada Hills


After outrage over homeless sleeping in parking lot, Vegas now touts tented Covid-19 center

Opening of isolation complex comes as number of Covid-19 cases statewide approaches 3,000, with at least 114 deathsCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn early March, Las Vegas, a city with more than 147,000 hotel rooms, had homeless people sleep on the ground in a parking lot after a local shelter temporarily closed because of coronavirus. Photographs of homeless people lying on the concrete in marked-off squares, with the empty hote...
Tags: Housing, US, Society, US news, Poverty, Homelessness, Infectious Diseases, Social exclusion, Las Vegas, Nevada, Las Vegas Strip Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


'It could have been averted': How 92 residents at a San Francisco homeless shelter got Covid-19

Outbreak at MSC South comes after weeks of advocates warning city it needed to do more to protect homeless peopleCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 90 residents and 10 staff members at San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter have tested positive for coronavirus, in a development that homeless advocates say was both predictable and preventable amid massive policy failures.The outbreak at the MSC South shelter is believed to...
Tags: California, Housing, US, San Francisco, US news, Poverty, Homelessness, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak, MSC South


‘Will we die of hunger?’: how Covid-19 lockdowns imperil street children

For millions of young people, coronavirus restrictions have made access to food, water and shelter even more precariousTimothy, a teenager on the streets of Mombasa, wonders how he will eat. “Rich people can stay home … because they have a store well stocked with food,” he says. “For a survivor on the street your store is your stomach.”However, says another, if the rumours are true and street children are arrested in the city during the Covid-19 crisis, he’d be happy to go to Shimo women’s priso...
Tags: Children, India, Africa, World news, Poverty, Homelessness, South Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Cameroon, Global development, Kenya, MOMBASA, Inequality and development, Coronavirus outbreak, Shimo


Person staying at Granada Hills homeless shelter tests positive for coronavirus

A person who was staying at an emergency homeless shelter in Granada Hills tested positive this past week, and a deep cleaning is being done of the facility, a mayoral aide confirmed to the Los Angeles Daily News on Wednesday, April 8. City officials became aware of the test results on Monday, said Harrison Wollman, an aide to Mayor Eric Garcetti. Related links LA hotel rooms come online to quarantine homeless people amid coronavirus outbreak Cops don’t want to arrest you for disobeying co...
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Search On For Rightful Owners After Stash Of Stolen Bicycles Found At Placerville Homeless Camp

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Deputies are trying to find the rightful owners of dozens of bicycles that were discovered at a homeless camp in the Placerville area recently. The bikes were discovered during a recent outreach attempt by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and the Placerville Police Department at the homeless camp. Dozens of bicycles in various states of disrepair and completion were discovered. After an investigation, deputies say they found many of the bicycles had been stolen. Some b...
Tags: News, Local, Homelessness, Placerville, Placerville Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriff 's Office, Placerville News, Placerville Homeless Camp


Gov. Newsom: California Working To Secure 15,000 Hotel Rooms For Homeless During Coronavirus Crisis

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced a new project to try and house the homeless amid the coronavirus crisis. In his daily press conference on Friday, Newsom said that more than 6,800 hotel and motel rooms had been identified for use by California’s homeless population. An occupancy agreement has been reached for use of those hotel rooms, Newsom said. Newsom noted that the state was working to procure about 15,000 rooms in total. [email protected]: This is an operation be...
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Anger as Vegas turns parking lot into homeless shelter amid coronavirus

City says parking lot marked to distance residents from each other was best option after virus forced another shelter to closeImages of homeless people sleeping in a converted parking lot in Las Vegas have sparked criticism, even as the city officials describe an “emergency situation” and say the solution was the best option after another shelter was forced to close amid the coronavirus crisis. Over the weekend, authorities in Las Vegas needed to find additional sleeping space for the city’s siz...
Tags: US news, Homelessness, Las Vegas, Nevada, Coronavirus outbreak


Few Sheltered As California Aims To Help Homeless Amid Coronavirus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Homeless outreach workers are passing out hand sanitizer, checking temperatures and pleading with people not to crowd together. But a week after California Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged thousands of hotel rooms to help the homeless survive the coronavirus pandemic, most of those rooms sit empty. For most of California’s estimated 150,000 homeless, the message they’re getting – if they get one at all – is to isolate themselves if they feel sick and call a doctor if symptoms worse...
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Homeless And Coronavirus: Sacramento County Says 663 Beds Are Coming To House Homeless

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — More than 600 beds are coming to Sacramento County to help house the homeless during the coronavirus public health crisis. The Sacramento Homelessness COVID-19 Response Team released new information today about its plan to help homeless individuals find shelter and slow the spread of the coronavirus. People experiencing homelessness are at a higher risk of exposure to coronavirus if they live in group settings and are often unable to isolate and recover. According to a relea...
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California Rushes To Try To Contain Coronavirus Among The Homeless

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach groups. There has been only one confirmed death among California’s estimated 150,000 homeless people, but authorities believe that without swift intervention, it’s only a matter of time before the virus sweeps th...
Tags: California, New York City, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Homelessness, Portland, Portland Oregon, West Coast, Scott Jones, Seattle, San Francisco Bay, Gavin Newsom, Kathleen Ronayne, Multnomah County


Gov. Newsom: 60,000 Homeless Could Get Coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As worries about the spread of the coronavirus confine millions of Californians to their homes, concern is growing about those who have no homes in which to shelter. Gov. Gavin Newsom estimates up to 60,000 homeless could end up infected. California has more than 150,000 homeless people, the most in the nation, and as the rest of the state’s residents are being told to stay apart and to frequently wash their hands, the homeless are living just as they did before the out...
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North Hills food pantry switches to drive-through pickup due to coronavirus

A weekly food pantry that many in the northeast San Fernando Valley have come to depend on will keep operating during the novel coronavirus pandemic — with drive-through, pickup service on Thursday and Friday. Volunteers and staff for North Valley Caring Services at 15453 Rayen St. in North Hills, will be distributing 1,000 pre-packaged grocery bags from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. over the two days. The organizations aims to carry out the operation at an efficient clip — and with attention to “social dist...
Tags: News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, San Fernando Valley, North Hills, Colectivo, Top Stories LADN, North Valley Caring Services, Manny Flores, Coronavirus, Catalina Roldan


Fire erupts at homeless encampment near 118 Freeway in Pacoima

PACOIMA — A large fire in a homeless encampment burned for about 40 minutes Wednesday morning near the 118 Freeway before firefighters extinguished the flames. Crews responded to the encampment just west of the freeway, near Desmond Street and San Fernando Road, about 6:20 a.m., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Because of the location of the fire, water access was limited, and firefighters established hand lines from both the freeway and an additional access poin...
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