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NYC Shelters for Homeless Families Are Decrepit, City Says

NYC Shelters for Homeless Families Are Decrepit, City Says

NEW YORK (AP) — One family of six was living in a homeless-shelter apartment where a dead rat festered on the floor for days. Another family had no living-room furniture and had been without electricity for days. At another family homeless shelter, a puddle of urine soiled the only working elevator. And at yet another, [...]
After the March 1 fatal shooting of a homeless man on Los Angeles' Skid Row, some media reports referred to the 50-block area as destitute and a dumping ground. But as Equal Voice News chronicled in 2014, the area is actually a community in which its members are working to secure housing, help one another and pass better policies.
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For Silicon Valley Man, His Car is ‘Home, Sweet Home’It’s crazy to think that I make more money than most people in the world, but I’m still unable to afford a place to live. I make $58,000 a year and it’s not enough to live and be able to eat here in San José. That’s why I live in my car. Sleeping in my [...]
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Detroit Tries to Demolish Homes That House PeopleDETROIT (AP) — Chris Mathews’ crew showed up last month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit’s grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there. A middle-aged woman who watched the [...]
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Homeless Handbook Provides Answers for Youth in Illinois  For the more than 59,000 homeless youth in Illinois, the question has likely surfaced at one point in their lives: If a police officer detains me, where can I be taken?  In other words, what are the rights of homeless youth in Illinois? Now, there are answers. In fact, there are many for homeless [...]
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Is Texas Guilty of Housing Bias? Case Could Affect U.S.WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could knock out a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination, a move that would make it tougher for people to win lawsuits claiming housing policies are biased. When the justices take the bench on Wednesday, they will consider whether housing or lending practices that have a negative impact on [...]
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Mortgage Servicers Still Giving Poor Service, Survey Shows  Despite being put on notice by the feds, some mortgage servicers have yet to clean up their acts.  Mortgage servicers are still failing to give borrowers adequate time to modify their loans, losing paperwork submitted by borrowers and foreclosing before borrowers are delinquent, according to a survey conducted by the National Council of La [...]
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On the surface, Crystal Sahler’s upbringing wasn’t extraordinary: She went to school. She played with friends at the park. She built snowmen. Then in 2008, when Crystal was only 17, her mother unexpectedly passed away from a brain aneurism, leaving her grieving, homeless and alone on the streets of Joliet, Illinois. A year later, through [...]
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The Homeless in Silicon Valley Ask: Where Will We Go?For decades, a creek bed in East San Jose, Calif. has become a homeless encampment for hundreds of residents who've lost homes, jobs and families. They had no place else to go. But on Dec. 4, "The Jungle," as what the encampment was called, was shut down by the city of San Jose.
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Affordable Housing Protections Take Effect in Chicago  Owners of single-room occupancy buildings in Chicago who want to convert their structures to market-rate housing must now take extra steps designed to protect tenants from getting pushed out to make room for wealthier people.  A new city housing ordinance started this month and requires that owners of so-called “SRO” buildings – which stand [...]
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