Like in June, the city brought heavy machinery to clear the empty lot owned by the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority.
A state Senate study committee heard from nonprofit and state agencies about a homelessness problem that’s been complicated by out-of-control housing costs, bureaucratic red tape and disagreements over the best ways to help.
Officials in Macon-Bibb County took action against the city’s growing population of unhoused people with the bulldozing of a downtown encampment Wednesday.
Stateline found nine bills introduced in six states in the past two years with matching or similar language to the Cicero Institute’s model bill, the “Reducing Street Homelessness Act.” Lawmakers in Georgia, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin have introduced bills that are similar to or have portions identical to the institute’s model legislation.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: We sat down with three Georgia mayors discuss governance in their towns. Then, we dug into more election news as Trump endorses another Georgia candidate. We also reviewed Day 2 of hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
From hand-built wooden sheds to Conestoga huts to prefab shelters, tiny homes are cropping up to get people off the streets, especially during the cold of winter and amid the pandemic.
After battling homelessness as single mothers, these four women strive to become advocates for other struggling families and create a better life for their children.
Hundreds of thousands of Georgians who lost income in the pandemic, falling behind on their rent payments and putting them at increased risk for eviction, just got another reprieve. After a previous CDC eviction ban expired earlier this week, the Biden administration has again frozen evictions, this time until early October. The new moratorium aims to cover renters in counties with “substantial” spread of the delta coronavirus variant. But for the state’s most vulnerable families living on the economic margins, the realities of finding and maintaining safe, affordable housing were much more complicated long before the pandemic hit.
California leased hotel rooms for unhoused residents during the pandemic to move them out of crowded shelters. Then it bought some of those hotels to create long-term homes for them.
Homelessness has gotten out of control in the Golden State. Will California be able to solve it?
A senator is asking why a corporate landlord has filed to evict renters in predominantly Black counties at four times the rate as renters in predominantly white counties.
Congress approved $47 billion to help struggling renters avoid eviction. But that money still isn't reaching many who need it. And an eviction moratorium from the CDC expires at the end of the month.
Los Angeles has opened a sanctioned tent encampment to help provide services amid an ongoing homelessness crisis. Some are concerned about the high cost of providing a camping spot in a parking lot.
Judges in Texas are being told it's not their job to enforce a CDC order aimed at stopping evictions. Housing groups fear that a wave of unnecessary evictions will leave thousands homeless.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our collective and individual lives in immeasurable ways. For some, the quarantine period opened up room for reflection and sweeping life changes. That’s true for prolific real estate developer Marc Pollack, who followed his passions for food and philanthropy to publish his first cookbook.