Homelessness

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2018 file pool photo, Johnny Bobbitt stands during a hearing at Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J. Bobbitt, a homeless man charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme, pleaded guilty in federal court in in Camden, N.J., Wednesday, March 6, 2019, to conspiracy to commit money laundering. (David Swanson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)
March 06, 2019 - 4:56 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A homeless man and a woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges in a GoFundMe scheme that prosecutors say netted $400,000 with a phony story about him coming to her aid. Johnny Bobbitt, 36, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering, and...
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Diahnn "Shelly" Summers, right, embraces Lori Hogan, who is currently living in a tent in Summers' backyard months after Hurricane Michael hit in Youngstown, Fla, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. "This is the first time I've felt comfortable since the hurricane," said Hogan. "This is home for me and I love it." A small village has popped up in Summers' backyard outside Panama City: Where there once was an empty grassy space, tents now form a circle around a fir tree with Christmas lights. The tents are currently home for local residents who are still homeless months after Hurricane Michael screamed ashore with 155-mph winds, flattening, blowing away or rendering uninhabitable thousands of houses. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
March 04, 2019 - 10:23 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A small village of the forgotten has popped up in Diahnn "Shelly" Summers' backyard outside Panama City. Where there once was empty grass abutting woods, 10 tents now encircle a fir tree with Christmas lights. The tents shelter those still homeless more than four months...
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown holds up a signed rent control bill on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the State Capitol in Salem, Ore. The state is now the first in the nation to impose mandatory rent control. Landlords would only be allowed to raise rent a limited amount once per year under the bill, and it is meant to address a housing crisis that has touched every corner of the state. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman)
February 28, 2019 - 7:43 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation's first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say spiraling rent costs in the economically booming state have fueled widespread homelessness and housing insecurity. Brown, a...
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Pedestrians walk in midtown Manhattan at Pershing Square as snow falls, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 20, 2019 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A sprawling storm closed schools, snarled travel and threatened homeless populations Wednesday with snow and cold stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast and with heavy rain in the South. Snow fell in New York City, and schools in several parts of the U.S. closed amid...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his decision to withdraw most of the National Guard troops from the nation's southern border and changing their mission, during a Capitol news conference Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 12, 2019 - 3:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State address (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom is creating a new commission on homelessness and housing to address one of California's most difficult problems. The Democratic governor said in his...
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Moorhead, MN area elementary school electronic sign shows to temperature Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Daytime temperatures in the Fargo-Moorhead area were near -20F as frigid weather grips the area. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)
January 29, 2019 - 5:56 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Winter's sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from the bitter cold, including turning some city buses...
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Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith speaks Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, during a news conference in Bellevue, Wash., to announce a $500 million pledge by Microsoft to develop affordable housing for low- and middle-income workers in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap and to also to address homelessness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 17, 2019 - 3:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: the severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area. As the tech industry Microsoft brought to the region has boomed with the expansion of Amazon and other companies, the cost of...
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In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo a Deutsche Bahn ICE high speed train is pictured in Munich, Germany. Less than three quarters of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance trains arrived on time last year. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP, file)
January 17, 2019 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf." Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online auction for 7,550 euros...
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Members of Russian motorcycle club "Night Wolves" march during a parade marking the 27th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. In a show of nationalist defiance, Bosnian Serbs are celebrating a controversial holiday despite strong opposition from other ethnic groups in Bosnia who view it as discriminatory. Waving Serb flags, several thousand people on Wednesday lined up in the main Serb city of Banja Luka to watch a celebratory parade of security troops, firefighters, cultural and sport groups. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
January 09, 2019 - 11:08 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Threatening Bosnia's fragile peace, Bosnian Serbs on Wednesday celebrated a holiday associated with a bloody civil war and criticized as divisive by the Balkan country's other ethnic groups. Waving Serb flags, several thousand people lined up in the main Serb...
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People walk through a new pedestrian bridge during the Moscone Center expansion opening Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in San Francisco. Completion of the $550 million expansion was celebrated by city officials, tourism industry leaders and neighborhood stakeholders. Mayor London Breed said that the downtown structure will better meet the needs of tourism even as the city struggles with homelessness. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 03, 2019 - 4:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mayor London Breed says a $550 million expansion of San Francisco's convention center will better meet the needs of tourism as the city battles entrenched problems of homelessness and drug addiction. Breed and other civic leaders toasted on Thursday the expansion of Moscone...
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