Greed: Sacramento

  If your a renter in Sacramento, you more than a bit worried these days.  The rumors are true.  Rents  are on the rise in a big way.  Not in small increments but several hundred dollars a month.   Gia lived in her Pocket area apartment with her daughter for 15 years, re-signing her lease was … More Greed: Sacramento

Fully Employed and Homeless

Photo\Sacramento Bee No they’re not colorful mirage’s lining the streets of Sacramento.  Camping tents are nightly homes for some of the thousands of homeless individuals in Sacramento. The fortunate have tents and sleeping bags the majority sleep on the city streets without shelter sleeping directly in elements Many of the homeless are fully employed . … More Fully Employed and Homeless

America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel

A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US’ hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories. Tiffany Drew is 13 weeks pregnant and lives with her partner and daughter at the Starlight Motel in Wareham [Carolyn Bick/Al Jazeera] By: Carolyn Bick/Al Jazzera Massachusetts, United States – It is the fourth time that Tiffany Drew … More America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel

Austria:Homeless become city tour guides

A new startup in Vienna aims to help homeless people by creating guided tours of the city from their perspective. Shades Tours Vienna is the brainchild of 32-year-old businesswoman Perrine Schober, who wants to challenge people’s prejudices and help homeless people access the jobs market. Schober studied tourism management and has worked for various aid … More Austria:Homeless become city tour guides

Los Angeles declares homelessness state of emergency

San Julian Street in Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles officials said Tuesday that they will declare a state of emergency over homelessness and proposed spending $100 million to reduce the number of people living on the streets. City Council President Herb Wesson, along with members of the council’s Homelessness and Poverty Committee and Mayor Eric … More Los Angeles declares homelessness state of emergency

Canada :People leave hats and scarves in trees for Regina’s homeless

  Chase The Chill, Regina uploaded photos showing some of the items people in Regina have draped over tree branches and tied to poles in the city. (Chase The Chill, Regina/Facebook) While a deep freeze settles on Saskatchewan, people in Regina have taken to tying hats and scarves to trees and other public places for … More Canada :People leave hats and scarves in trees for Regina’s homeless