A new California proposal suggests that doctors should be able to prescribe housing just as they would any medication. The thought process behind this is to fight the healthcare and homelessness issues in the state. According to the governor, healthcare and homelessness are not separate issues. This would be especially helpful for the mentally ill.
On November 18th, a group of Black mothers took up residency inside a vacant house in Oakland. 57 days later, the women and their children were evicted by swat. Their story sparked a national conversation about housing, capitalism, and homelessness. Now, after two months of protests and support from locals, the women will be allowed to […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some California lawmakers said they support a group of homeless women who have been illegally living in a vacant three-bedroom house since November, partly to protest real estate speculators who drive up housing costs in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area.’ SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: Moms 4 Housing, a collective […]
Las Vegas has become the first city to make it illegal for homeless people to sleep on the streets when beds are available at established shelters. The law calls for officers to give warnings to people seen sitting, lying down and sleeping in public downtown areas and they become misdemeanors on Jan. 1. These actions […]
Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, just announced that the city reached its goal of raising a whopping $50 million to provide housing for the homeless. Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). According to reports from Blavity, Atlanta partnered with the United […]
Gloria Wadud of Sacramento has decided to tackle the issue of homelessness head-on; she told CBS13 that she wanted to be part of the solution, not the problem. She’s decided to buy as many tents for the homeless as possible and not just any tents, bright green tents. “I won’t stop,” said Wadud. “I need […]
All over the United States the problem of homelessness is prevelant. However, not too many people take a look into the thousands of youth that fall into this category and struggle every day to make it. Survivor Maria Fabian knows exactly what that life was like. Now as a survivor, stand up comedian, and author […]
Elexis Webster, a 17-year-old honor student from Oakland, has overcome insurmountable odds during her young life.
A homeless Georgia teen biked six miles to return to college. Strangers donated thousands of dollars to help him.
A group of 40 students from Chicago got the opportunity to attend a prom hosted by two local non-profit organizations.
Faced with D.C.'s sky-rocketing rent and surges in the price of living, Tyree's mother lost her job. The family was forced to make the difficult decision to move into the shelter, which houses around 243 people.
President Obama made history on Friday by becoming the first U.S. sitting president to visit the Hiroshima bomb site in Japan. The city was destroyed 71 years ago by the world’s first atomic bomb, dropped by American forces. Prior to his arrival, a large crowd gathered by the memorial site. President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister […]
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