Homeless

2:54pm

Thu August 1, 2013
NPR Story

Hawaii Homeless Initiative Would Send Some Back To Mainland

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 5:07 pm

A homeless man collects cans on Waikiki Beach in 2010 in Honolulu. Under a new pilot program, some homeless people will get help from the state to reunite with relatives on the mainland.
Marco Garcia AP

A new homeless initiative in Hawaii is raising some eyebrows, and the department in charge of implementing it has concerns of its own.

As part of a larger housing bill in July, the state Legislature approved $100,000 per year for a three-year pilot project that would help get some homeless people off the island and back to their families on the mainland. Participants must leave voluntarily.

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6:19am

Thu June 13, 2013
Arts District

"Not Exactly" Homeless

Artwork on display at the Red Line exhibit "Not Exactly" suggests anyone could be the face of homelessness.
Carrie Saldo

Red Line, in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, aims to be more than another art gallery. It strives to be an incubator for social change.

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3:30pm

Wed May 29, 2013

2:16pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado Weighs Reopening A Psychiatric Hospital To Serve the Homeless

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 2:22 pm

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, center, exits the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in Las Animas, Colo., on Wednesday after touring the facility. Hickenlooper has proposed closing the facility due to budget concerns.
Andy Cross Denver Post via Getty Images

Last summer's mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., led Gov. John Hickenlooper to call for stricter gun control and big new investments in mental health care.

Several significant gun bills passed, and a package of mental health reforms is moving forward. But there may not be enough support to win funding for 300 new inpatient psychiatric beds.

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10:55pm

Mon April 22, 2013
Around the Nation

Changes Help San Diego Homeless, But Long Road Remains Ahead

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 1:05 pm

Wanda Rayborn, 63, was homeless for nine years and was living under a tree in downtown San Diego two years ago. She now lives in a newly renovated efficiency apartment — part of an initiative to help get homeless people off the streets.
Pam Fessler NPR

Two years ago, we reported on an ambitious campaign to end homelessness in downtown San Diego, a city with one of the largest homeless populations in the nation. The effort involved an unprecedented coalition of business leaders, community groups and government agencies.

At the time, some advocates for the homeless — after years of seeing other, failed efforts to get people off city streets — were skeptical that the campaign would amount to much.

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