You might not see them every day, but there are homeless people living in communities all across our area. Now, a group of women found a way to help people in need, and the environment, at the same time. Plastic shopping bags are in high demand at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
One of the dead bodies was found a short walk away from Minute Maid Park. Another corpse was discovered near the Sears store on Main Street. Nobody was surprised that two men died on the streets of Houston that night. Both the mayor and the police chief warned that it might happen. The deaths appeared
The hurricane that slammed south Texas last August damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Months later, the Houston-area mortgage market is seeing a spike in delinquent housing payments. The percentage of homeowners who are behind on their loans jumped to more than 7 percent in a new report from CoreLogic. “The delinquency rate has almost
Homelessness in the UK has soared in recent years, with MPs and charities have condemned the situation as a “shameful” state of affairs that is nothing short of a “national crisis”. Over 79,000 households living in temporary accommodation – a rise of 65 per cent since 2010 – and the number of rough sleepers on
Homeless encampments are a goad, a stick in the eye, a disquieting reminder that misery and chaos are only a few quick steps from the land of comfort and safety. It would be nice if the sight always opened our hearts and made us weep, but sometimes it goes the other way, grinds hard on
Clark County is seeking volunteers to help conduct the overnight Southern Nevada Homeless Census at the end of this month. Volunteers will help count the homeless population beginning at 10 p.m. Jan. 24 and ending at 4 a.m. the next day. Volunteers are also needed to help with the homeless youth count from 7:30 a.m.
WORCESTER – Michelle Lewis was bundled up and huddled in the stairway leading to the basement of St. John’s Church on Temple Street. She was close to front of the line, waiting for the ready-made shelter to open for the overnight rush. “I was actually in an apartment with no heat for three days before
Home foreclosures aren’t as common as they were at the height of the banking crisis in 2010, but they haven’t gone away entirely. The national foreclosure rate has dropped almost to what it was before the 2008 market crash, according to CoreLogic, a company that monitors the mortgage industry. The foreclosure rate, which is the
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Mohammed Aly does not see any reason why he shouldn’t try to ease the lives of Orange County’s homeless. But the authorities — and many of his neighbors — disagree. Aly, a 28-year-old lawyer and activist, has been arrested three times as he campaigned on behalf of street people. Recently, he was
Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati were already committed to tackling the complicated issue of homelessness, but things shifted into high gear around the time a 48-year-old homeless woman named Joann Burton was run over by a Cincinnati Police Department squad car in Washington Park. Burton was asleep under a blanket in July and
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