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Supporting Unhoused Individuals in Your Community

As communities grapple with the issue of homelessness, there are proactive steps we can take to make a positive impact on the lives of unhoused individuals. Here are are some ways to help: 1. Educate Yourself: Start by understanding the root causes of homelessness in your community. Research local shelters, services, and organizations dedicated to …

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San Franciscans rally to appeal court order banning the clearing of homeless encampments

San Francisco city officials presented their case about clearing homeless encampments on Wednesday before three federal judges. This legal battle originates from the city’s appeal against an order that temporarily prohibits the removal of homeless encampments. Currently, the order prevents the city from clearing encampments whenever the homeless population surpasses the available shelter bed capacity. …

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New Incentive Program Provides Gift Cards to Help Others Stay Sober

Under a new pilot program in California called the “Recovery Incentives Program,” those who struggle with stimulant addiction will receive a financial incentive in the form of a gift card to encourage them to stay sober.  This program will be piloted in 24 counties in California, including San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. A similar …

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New Online Affordable Housing Portal for the Bay Area

A new portal launched in July provides affordable housing listings for Bay Area residents gathered through submissions from “local cities, counties, and private housing providers.” The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) launched the portal called The Doorway Housing Portal to provide a “single platform” for those searching for affordable housing. The portal determines affordability …

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Enforcement of San Diego’s Camping Ban

San Diego police have issued warnings to around 80 individuals for violating the city’s new camping ban. Five individuals allegedly violated the rule twice and received citations. But no one has yet been arrested for violating the ban for a third time. First-time offenders receive warnings, second offenses result in citations, and a third violation …

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Law Student’s 530-Mile Walking Trek Shines Light on Homelessness 

A new University of Georgia law student embarked on a 530-mile walking trek to raise awareness about homelessness in the United States.  Gordon Wayne, 22, carried a 30-pound backpack during his nearly four-week journey, where he encountered various hardships, battling unpredictable weather conditions, pain, and fatigue. But Wayne’s determination remained steadfast, fueled by his commitment …

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New Rent Control Ballot Measure to be Decided by Voters in 2024

A new measure to repeal a current law restricting rent control has received enough signatures to be placed on the November 2024 ballot. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has led this initiative with the goal of overturning a law that “prohibits rent control from being placed by cities and counties on single family homes and apartments …

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New Safe Sleeping Site with Amenities to Open Soon in Culver City

Culver City plans to open its first safe sleeping site that will provide various amenities for unhoused individuals.  The program will be providing 20 tents to support around 40 people with temporary housing with amenities including mental health services, yoga, wifi, and laundry services. On top of those neat amenities, the city will provide meals, …

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Georgia Tennis Tournament Supports Unhoused Women Veterans 

The Serve it Forward tennis tournament in Richmond Hill, Georgia, raised awareness for unhoused women veterans.  Sally Rejas organized the Saturday event to provide unhoused female veterans with at least two days of shelter through funds from the registration proceeds.  Beyond shelter, the event connected veterans with organizations like the American Legion and Veterans of …

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