1 of 8 View 8 Items James Wooldridge, Deseret News The Rio Grande Hotel in Salt Lake City helps low-income and formerly homeless people get back on their feet by providing small, affordable rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens, pictured on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Related Links Utah officials: $7.7 million assessed value of Road Home property likely too high Report: More found unsheltered in 2018 count, but first-time homelessness trending down in Utah New doc putting human face on homelessness to air in Utah From van to apartment: Utah family of 7 shares desperate struggle for a home Utah city complains of pain from tax shift to fund homeless SALT LAKE CITY — It’s not what was inside his room that Jeff Stant was most grateful for — not the bug-free bed, the clean sink, the personal minifridge or the second-story window view of the street outside. It was the door locked behind him. Living at a shelter in downtown … [Read more...] about U.S. cities used to have low-rent, short-term, dorm-style housing. Is that what Utah’s homeless need?
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After the shuttering of a temporary homeless shelter in Newark on one of the hottest days of the year, the city has reopened the extreme weather facility through the end of the summer. The shelter at 224 Sussex Avenue was originally opened to protect homeless residents temporarily during extreme, extended winter, but Newark officials pushed for it remain open past its original closure date in March. On July 2, though, the program ran out of funding, and the facility that was then providing shelter from the summer heat shuttered. Officials have since sought private funding, and on Friday, the businesses stepped in to help the homeless in the city. Newark homeless plead with city to keep temporary shelter open The facility, which is operated by a private sheltering organization, will reopen and house the residents until August 31 with financial support from United Airlines, PSEG, RWJBarnabas Health, Prudential/NJ Devils and … [Read more...] about With private funding, Newark reopens temporary homeless shelter
Mayoral candidates face hurdle of housing homeless who resist moving inside By Kevin Fagan May 6, 2018 Updated: May 6, 2018 6:11pm Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Image 1of/3 CaptionClose Image 1 of 3 A homeless man sits with an umbrella on Powell Street in January. A homeless man sits with an umbrella on Powell Street in January. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Image 2 of 3 Amber Fina, who is homeless, wipes rain from her face before taking shelter with her dog, Ganja, at the Burger King on Grove Street in January. Amber Fina, who is homeless, wipes rain from her face before taking shelter with her dog, Ganja, at the Burger King on Grove Street in January. Photo: Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle Image 3 of 3 Mayoral candidates differ on how to help homeless … [Read more...] about Mayoral candidates face hurdle of housing homeless who resist moving inside
NORMAN — Sen. James Lankford said he’s seen a lot on his recent return visit to his home state. But in all his travels, from one corner of the state to the next, he said he’s never seen anything quite like Food and Shelter’s McKown Village.“There’s nothing I know of like this in the state,” he said. “It’s great … The key thing here is it’s the community that has taken the lead. The federal government is assisting with a very small percentage, but the people in the community are donating and providing volunteers and taking care of families.”The 32 tiny homes on site are among about 70 transitional homes that Food and Shelter manages while serving roughly 250 people per day. Since it opened in July, the new headquarters has had a significant impact on many lives.Lankford said he has used his latest Oklahoma visit — a multi-week trip and his longest so far this year — as a way to connect with people and … [Read more...] about Sen. Lankford tours Food and Shelter; aims to address federal restrictions
Supported by N.Y. / Region By ASHLEY SOUTHALLAPRIL 2, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story In the shadow of the Bruckner Expressway in the South Bronx, behind a metal fence topped with barbed wire, is a tow pound with a pivotal role in the city’s campaign to close the notorious jail complex on Rikers Island.The city plans to build a jail on the lot it owns at Concord Avenue and East 141st Street, in a residential and industrial area of the Mott Haven neighborhood. The preliminary proposal, announced in February, is a key prong in the city’s plan to close Rikers and replace it with smaller, safer jails in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.But opposition is brewing among residents in the once-blighted neighborhood, who say the city’s plan is an unwelcome step backward for the South Bronx as it works to shed its synonymity with urban decay. Residents and some elected officials, concerned about safety … [Read more...] about In a Changing South Bronx, Residents See New Jail as Step Backward