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    JERICHO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Turning hotels into shelters in New York has been met with some controversy and resistance, but it’s not a Manhattan-only phenomenon. The idea extends out to Long Island, where some of the same problems are arising. Jericho residents were out in the Saturday sun to make drivers on Cedar Swamp Road...
    A HOMELESS woman who was raped, starved, tortured and had her nose and breast sliced off by a couple has been identified by police. Jennifer Gail Paxton's remains were found at the home of Rebecca Dishman, 22, and Sean Finnegan, 52, in Tennessee last week, according to Metro. 4Jennifer Gail Paxton was identified as the...
    A homeless veteran and his family recently received the keys to a refurbished, remodeled home in Lawton, Oklahoma. Retired Army Veteran Chris Sprowson and his family had no place to call home until he heard about the program called Home at Last, which places displaced veterans into refurbished, remodeled homes, KSWO reported. When Sprowson learned...
    Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa slammed “missing in action” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea for letting the West Side run wild, and vowed to do his job if the city’s “oblivious” Top Cop doesn’t put a lid on crime and chaos. “It is mind boggling what is happening to our city. We are here to fill...
    The California Department of Housing and Community Development is using $100 million of the $550 million it got from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to put homeless people in hotel rooms or other facilities in San Francisco as a way to allegedly curb the spread of the disease. The state’s Homekey program announced the millions...
    MOMS in New York City are 'fleeing' the Upper West Side amid 'crime and chaos', and have even started a Facebook group campaigning for safer streets. The mothers say stabbings, attacks, sexual indecency, homelessness and former criminals are pushing them out of the Big Apple. 7Homeless man sleeping outside a NYC storeCredit: AJBR/The Sun In...
    Online records indicate that the city of New York may have violated state law by housing several homeless people convicted of sex crimes against children near a school. Six convicted sexual offenders were housed while still on parole in a luxury hotel a block away from an elementary school playground, which is an apparent...
    LOS ANGELES -- "Grey's Anatomy" actor Giacomo Gianniotti is joining forces with a long-standing organization that works to help homeless youth in Los Angeles.The organization My Friend's Place was forced to pivot away from its annual fundraising event due to the coronavirus pandemic and came up with something different to raise some much-needed money."It's been...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two brothers have gone above and beyond in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in South Florida. Luke Elegant, 20, and his 17-year-old brother Hudson decided to play their parts in bettering the Miami community by donating 10,000 surgical face masks to the Miami Rescue Mission to help those who...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A nonprofit is helping the homeless during the pandemic. Workers with the Westside Health Authority are handing out food and “blessing bags” at one of Chicago’s tent cities. They said every bit helps. “We are handing out a few different items. We’re handing out towels, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, masks, hand sanitizer, bras and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A homeless Marine veteran who was sleeping outside is on his way to having his own place, thanks to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) found Dale Rumble helping others even when he had no place to call home. WCCO’s Reg Chapman caught up with the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The head of the Minneapolis Park system says he needs some help as more parks are turning into temporary homeless shelters. The latest data shows there are an estimated 431 tents at 42 parks.  One of the latest growing encampments is in Loring Park. Park Board data lists the downtown park as a...
    With deaths from COVID-19 spiking in California, it might seem unsafe for nearly three dozen politicians, lawyers and activists to pile into a room for a legal hearing about homelessness. But on Friday, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter sat in the Los Angeles City Council chambers, in a chair normally reserved for the president,...
    Things weren’t great before COVID-19, but at least only about 570 families, hungry, broke and on the brink of homelessness, needed help from the volunteers at St. Joseph Center in Los Angeles. Today, that number is about 860. A month from now, it could be in the thousands — or even more. ...
    Over the past two weeks, two large homeless encampments in the core city were cleared out: one at Lincoln Park, in front of the Colorado State Capitol, the other eight blocks away, at Morey Middle School. But many of those who were dispersed simply moved to another spot a few blocks away and set up...
    The Seattle City Council is making good on its promise to dismantle the Seattle Police Department (SPD), moving to reduce personnel and to completely eliminate the Navigation Team, which deals with homeless encampments across the city. While some members of the Seattle City Council have doubted that they will be able to slash the police...
    A Florida teenager is carving intricate American flags to help raise money in support of homeless veterans, children with special needs and medical professionals across the country. Lakewood Ranch's 15-year-old Lorenzo Liberti makes the flags -- which he sells and donates -- in his garage, using 13 planks of pinewood and working day and night. EX-SOLDIER BIKING...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A homeless man staying at a Dania Beach hotel has been charged in a weekend murder there. On Sunday, Broward sheriff’s deputies were called to the Rodeway Inn and Suites on State Road 84 after receiving a call about a man found lying on the bathroom floor in room 3104....
    San Francisco police arrested two people for allegedly building a narcotics lab in a hotel that has partnered with the city to quarantine coronavirus patients and house the homeless during the pandemic. Police were called to the hotel on Saturday to investigate odd fumes coming from one of its rooms, according to KTVU. Law enforcement...
    San Francisco police busted a meth lab in a hotel room that was rented out by the city to house frontline workers and a portion of its massive homeless population during the coronavirus pandemic. Law enforcement responded to a 911 call about a “strong chemical odor emanating from a guest room" at the Civic Center...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A homeless man staying at a Dania Beach motel has been charged in a weekend murder there. On Sunday, Broward sheriff’s deputies were called to the Rodeway Inn and Suites on State Road 84 after receiving a call about a man found lying on the bathroom floor in room 3104....
    He was a talented skateboarder on the verge of landing a company sponsorship. Dressed in loud Hawaiian shirts or track suits, his shock of hair untamed, skater style, Jacob Glory Russaw practiced ollies and kick flips for hours at the Venice and North Hollywood skate parks or in the streets of east Hollywood. Then he...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board approved two temporary permits for new homeless encampments in city parks. The permits approve camp locations in Marshall Terrace Park in Northeast Minneapolis and near Lake Harriet. These permits come as the city is clearing more people out of Powderhorn Park. This week, more than...
    DENVER (CBS4) – As a Clinical Street Outreach Worker for Saint Francis Center in Denver, Elizabeth Francis has been inside a lot of homeless camps, but none like those Denver is home to now. (credit: CBS) “There’s been steady increase in meth use in the community… the stories that I would hear from people about...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The city of Denver dispersed the encampment that surrounded Morey Middle School for months. Denver police officers blocked off the area Wednesday morning for crews to remove the tents and clean the sidewalks. Mental health workers, outreach workers and homeless service providers were at the encampment offering support two days earlier. (credit:...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Fort Worth said Wednesday it will use $18.6 million of funding provided by the CARES Act to acquire and convert existing motels, hotels, extended stays or apartment complexes to provide about 200 new units of permanent supportive housing spread across two or more locations. The new units will...
    Just before 6 a.m. on August 5, the City of Denver started the sweep of a large homeless encampment in front of Morey Middle School in Capitol Hill. It was the city's second dispersal of a major homeless encampment during the COVID-19 pandemic, following the July 29 clearing of a tent city at Lincoln Park...
    A California police officer returned to the scene of a crime this week, but not for further investigation. She came to help out two victims instead. Mayra Valera, 27, and her 3-year-old had lost their Fresno home in a Sunday night fire that police said was set by Valera's' brother, Geraldo, who was trying to elude officers...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- There are over 67,000 identified homeless students in LA County schools and over 150 thousand across the southland. That number is larger than what might be expected because the definition of children and young people experiencing homelessness is described in the McKinney-Vento Act as anyone who lacks a fixed, regular, nighttime...
    A massive explosion that tore through Beirut left some 300,000 people homeless, and Lebanese port officials have been placed on house arrest Wednesday amid an investigation into what caused the blast that so far has killed at least 135 people and injured thousands more. Beirut’s Gov. Marwan Abboud said Wednesday that some 300,000 people might...
    A homeless man died after someone kicked him down a flight of stairs in Penn Station this week, according to cops and police sources. The unidentified victim was arguing with another man, who chased him into a stairway inside the Manhattan transit hub at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday,...
    A homeless man died after someone kicked him down a flight of stairs in Penn Station this week, according to cops and police sources. The unidentified victim was arguing with another man, who chased him into a stairway inside the Manhattan transit hub at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, according...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Denver police blocked off the area surrounding Morey Middle School Wednesday morning where crews were cleaning up a homeless camp. The camp has grown in recent weeks, especially after the camp near the state Capitol was removed last week. (credit: CBS) Signs were posted alerting residents and onlookers that the area was...
    The governor of Beirut said hundreds of thousands have been left homeless by Tuesday’s explosion, which he compared to Hiroshima. Gov. Marwan Abboud told Agence France-Presse that between 250,000 and 300,000 people living in the city are now without homes because of the colossal damage caused by the enormous blast. He also estimated the...
    Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush's victory came in a rematch of 2018, when she failed...
    At least 100 people have officially been reported to have died in the massive explosion that rocked Beirut yesterday, with that number expected to rise significantly higher, as thousands have been left injured and far more have been left homeless. “The Governor of Beirut has said that 300,000 people have been left homeless after an...
    The massive warehouse blast that killed at least 100 in Beirut has also left up to 300,000 people homeless, the city’s governor said Wednesday — comparing the devastation to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “I think there are between 250,000 and 300,000 people who are now without homes,” governor Marwan Abboud told Agence France-Presse, estimating the damage...
    Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush's victory came in a rematch of 2018, when she failed...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver voters could have their say on a new retail sales tax to fund services for people experiencing homelessness. The ordinance would be voted on in a special municipal election on Nov. 3. The .25% tax would be collected to fund the Homelessness Resolution Program for housing and other services. It would...
    A teenager in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is using his artistic talent to support homeless veterans in need across the country. For the past eight months, 15-year-old Lorenzo Liberti has spent countless hours hand-carving American flags to sell while donating the money to help others, ABC Action News reported. Liberti said his heart was moved when he spoke to...
    SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to place a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot, with revenues going toward county behavioral health and homeless services. Officials expect the proposed measure to generate $25 million annually if approved by two-thirds of voters. If passed, the ordinance would fund behavioral...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mayor of Maine's largest city met with an organizer of an encampment for homeless people that has been set up outside City Hall, but the two sides have yet to reach an agreement about the future of the camp. Portland Mayor Kate Snyder met with organizer Jess Falero before the...
    Homeless families in Nassau County are set to move into an old hotel in the small hamlet of Jericho amid the coronavirus pandemic — but some locals aren’t exactly welcoming the newcomers with open arms, according to local reports. Next month, 80 homeless families in the Long Island county are expected to move into...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — People hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking for work are invited to a hiring fair set for Tuesday. Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. along with Davis Consulting Group, LLC will host the event. It’s “targeting homeless, minorities, youth and people with disabilities.” The hiring event is Tuesday, August 4 at...
    There’s a stigma our society has placed on cat people. You know who they are. They’re the ones with cat hair all over their clothing, who are just hoping to catch their cat doing something funny on film so they can make Fluffy Internet famous. They’re the “crazy” cat people. Society may be laughing at the...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Volunteers spent Sunday morning preparing care packages for some of Denver’s most vulnerable residents. Diana Flahive, Director of the Women’s Homelessness Initiative, wants every woman experiencing homelessness to know they’re cared for. (credit: CBS) “We’ve been providing these women sanctuaries every night of the week for eight years without stopping, until covid,”...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As ABC7 News works to Build a Better Bay Area, part of that is working to combat issues of homelessness and housing.You likely saw this photo over the past week. It is part of a stunning story in the San Francisco Chronicle about 7-year-old Theo -- a young boy in Berkeley...
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Four men have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to bribe homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms.The men were accused of offering homeless people $1 and and/or cigarettes to carry out the bribes.The four pleaded no-contest to...