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This jacket is actually a portable shelter for homeless people

02.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

It's almost 6 p.m. on a Thursday night in February, and Bas Timmer is walking around a park in New York City looking for people who might be homeless.  He finds a 24-year-old woman sitting on the ground with her two dogs, one constantly licking ... ...

Homeless man seriously injured after a cleanup truck scoops him up, along with his tent

A homeless man has undergone surgery and is in serious condition after a city cleanup truck in Dublin grabbed and lifted the man's tent with a mechanical claw in the middle of the day – while he was sleeping inside of it.

Apparently, the city wanted to "tidy up" the canal, and decided to clear ...

***** club gave away tents with their logo to homeless people

In San Diego, California, ***** club chain Deja Vu Showgirls distributed 150 tents to homeless people. The tents are emblazoned with the Deja Vu logo, natch. From 10News:

A picture of one of the tents was posted onto the “Homeless News San Diego” Facebook page and it received both praise and criticism. Some believed ...

Supreme Court affirms homeless peoples’ right to be on public property

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to let Boise ban people from sleeping rough.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Boise would be violating the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishments by enforcing criminal penalties under its anti-camping ordinance when its three homeless shelters are full.

“The state may not criminalize conduct ...

Banksy unveils Christmas artwork drawing attention to homelessness

12.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Banksy has installed a moving new artwork, which draws attention to homelessness at a particularly hard time of year for people who are sleeping rough: Christmas time. The elusive street artist has left their mark on the UK city of Birmingham with a ... ...

California’s housing bubble is spilling over into poor and exurban neighborhoods, creating waves of crises

California has such a huge undersupply of housing -- and oversupply of housing speculators -- that affluent homebuyers have effectively rendered the state's major cities unaffordable for all but the very wealthy, even pushing into neighborhoods that were historically undesirable due to poverty, poor housing stock and crime.

As a result, everyday working people are being ...

Short documentary about people living in tunnels under Las Vegas

According to this short documentary, there are hundreds of miles of service, storm, and sewer tunnels beneath the glitz and neon of Las Vegas, and these tunnels are home to many people. The video has interviews with some of the residents, who say they rely on each other for food, money, and support.

Image: YouTube

Homeless people not welcome on Nextdoor

The verification requirements on the neighborhood app Nextdoor effectively make the app an unwelcome place for homeless people.

If you do not have a fixed address, you cannot complete the verification process to use the service.

Because homeless people are excluded from neighborhood discussions on Nextdoor, echo chambers that demonize the homeless seem to proliferate ...

Video about homeless people who live on a footbridge in Hong Kong

Seventeen homeless people live on a footbridge in Hong Kong. This video profiles several of them.

From South China Morning Post:

Nguyen Van Son and Eppie Yip were among the 17 homeless people who lived on a footbridge in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s poorest district. After packing up their shelters in mid-July, some of them ...