One month after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler ordered an unprecedented sweep of homeless encampments in Old Town, he has declared he intends to use similar strategies citywide. Wheeler announced the new plan at a press conference Monday where the Old Town Community Association provided an update on actions the group
Here is a portion of an email my office recently received from a Makawao fisherman: “Thank you Mayor Victorino for returning Kanaha to fishermen. I practice my ancestral ways of fishing and gathering from the ocean for my ‘ohana. We frequent Ka’a Point on the weekends and while
Local The federal program provides cities with funding from a $5 billion grant meant to eradicate homelessness. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston officials are joining a national push to provide housing and support to the vulnerable homeless population. Mayor Kim Janey’s Office on Wednesday announced the city’s
There is a pain behind the eyes of one visitor to Homeless Aid UK’s regular street kitchen. The man has been on the streets for ‘years’ but still musters a cheeky smile and a laugh, while joking with co-founder Billa Ahmed under the iconic arches of Le Mans Crescent in
A 12-year-old boy is suspected of murdering a homeless man in the central Israel city of Holon, according to Hebrew media reports on Sunday. Andrei Tiomkin was found dead in March after suffering a serious head injury. His body was uncovered in an abandoned building in Holon. The police originally
The city sent state officials a letter last week detailing a location-based approach to speeding up the vaccination process for thousands experiencing homelessness. DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis rejected a request from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the city’s joint task force to speed up vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness.
Canada/IBNS: Canadian provinces and cities including Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Hamilton, and Fredericton, experiencing frigid temperatures are being provided with an essential lifeline right now by the Housing First program in providing safe permanent housing to homeless people, without preconditions, addiction, and mental health challenges, media reports said. “Housing