In several California counties, new mental health courts open up in October. Officials hope to persuade people with psychosis to accept treatment. Critics say, it looks more like coercion.
Under the banner of giving “change that counts,” the new signage campaign uses QR codes to raise funds for local day centers.
Saddled with debt from health care, many Americans are forced into painful tradeoffs. And some are losing their homes.
Tears in the social safety net leave many without a roof overhead.
The Brazilian family saw their income evaporate during the pandemic. They couldn't afford to stay in their home. The city of São Paulo had a solution — but they thought it was too good to be true.
Citing misleading crime data, Coastal Georgia city officials want the Christian mission to people experiencing homelessness to close. But the city offers no replacement.
Many cities have devoted considerable focus and money to house people, only to see the number living outside continue to rise.
Eviction filings are far above pre-pandemic levels in many cities across the country as pandemic relief disappears and inflation causes rents to spike. According to the latest data from the Eviction Lab, filings in some cities are running as much as 50% above levels seen prior to the pandemic.
Thousands of former service members rely on government agencies and nonprofits to find a place to live and access resources including meals, counseling, job placement assistance and health care.
During the pandemic, a nonprofit in Seattle took a different approach to solving homelessness: helping whole encampments of unhoused people themselves make a plan to get housing.
The state is planning "Care Court" pilot programs to help people with severe mental illness. A judge can order a treatment plan that counties must fund. Disability rights groups have sued to stop it.
Friday on Political Rewind: Across the state, legislators and organizers are looking for solutions to homelessness — this as the cost of home ownership continues to skyrocket. Also, we look at environmental issues facing our state.
If you plan to attend this week’s artist talk at Columbus State University, you might want to get there as early as possible because the event just got more prestigious — and the venue has changed because of the increased interest.
A Georgia Senate bill could compel cities and counties to enforce bans on homeless people sleeping or camping in public. The measure also lets the state designate camping areas for homeless people and calls for an audit of spending on homeless programs.
Atlanta’s annual count of people facing homelessness is underway. The point in time or PIT count happens each January and determines federal funding.