Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?


Really Really Bad Idea! The Mayor and the City Council rubber stamped a very bad idea Tuesday night.  Perhaps they should have polled a group of parents with 18-24 year old adult children before voting. Perhaps, I’m missing a few details in the plan for the trailers.  Perhaps they have included 24/7 on site security/police. Continue reading “Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?”

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 wasContinue reading “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 .Continue reading “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 DrewContinue reading “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 aidContinue reading “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 EricContinue reading “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 forContinue reading “Canada :People leave hats and scarves in trees for Regina’s homeless”

HERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN TOKYO YOU WONT EXPECT


Tokyo Times   Tokyo, Japan is known to be one of the cleanest cities in the world. So it surprises many people when they come across the hidden homeless community in Shinjuku Station. But like all things Japanese, the homeless of Shinjuku have a unique way of living. Its a unique community that has selfContinue reading “HERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN TOKYO YOU WONT EXPECT”

Did Aliens take the Bannon street Homeless? Just Sayin for Monday, August 1,2011


For the last few years, I have driven passed the Union Gospel Mission on Bannon  Street.  The Mission offers food and shelter an other services for the homeless.  Every night  both sides of the street was filled with homeless people.   Some of the homeless sleep in small tents directly across the street from theContinue reading “Did Aliens take the Bannon street Homeless? Just Sayin for Monday, August 1,2011”