Homelessness

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. A key federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco area counties over two years. In San Francisco, the number of homeless people jumped 17% to more than 8,000 in 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 16, 2019 - 7:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland...
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May 12, 2019 - 1:24 pm
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' almsgiver has gone down a Rome manhole to restore electricity for hundreds of homeless people living in an unused state-owned building. Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski told Italian news agency ANSA he went underground and flipped a power switch Saturday in a "desperate...
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In this May 2, 2019, photo homeless people gather on the sidewalk at an encampment in Phoenix. Health officials say Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, with the majority of people infected being the homeless population and drug users, primarily in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 05, 2019 - 6:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say. The outbreak of the viral disease that affects the liver began in November and cases have continued to rise since then despite efforts to step up vaccinations...
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks at a luncheon in San Francisco. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne are donating $30 million to UCSF to research the causes and potential solutions for homelessness. The five-year initiative housed at the University of California, San Francisco will conduct academic research into homelessness and train future researchers in the field. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:58 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, in Macomia district, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's government urged many people to immediately seek higher ground on Saturday in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, fearing flooding and mudslides in the days ahead as heavy rain lashed the region. At least five people were killed, the government said. Mozambique's...
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A pair of women opposed to a proposed homeless shelter hold up signs during a meeting of the Port Commission Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in San Francisco. San Francisco port commissioners are deciding whether to approve a new homeless shelter along the city's touristy and residential Embarcadero. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
April 23, 2019 - 11:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Port commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved a proposal to lease land for a 200-bed temporary homeless shelter in the popular Embarcadero tourist area as the city struggles with a severe shortage of affordable housing. Supporters cheered as the commissioners voted...
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People fix a banner that reads in French: "Notre-Dame is roofless, we too!" during a protest in front of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 22, 2019 - 6:42 am
PARIS (AP) — Dozens of public housing advocates are protesting outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris to demand that France's poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the cathedral and its destroyed roof. Around 50 people from a French homeless association gathered Monday...
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FILE- In this March 8, 2019 file photo, Johnny Bobbitt, left, looks on as his attorney John Keesler and Assistant Prosecutor Andrew McDonnell, right, talk while appearing before Superior Court Judge Christopher Garrenger at the Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J. Bobbitt, who pleaded guilty to taking part in a $400,000 GoFundMe scam with a New Jersey couple, will face sentencing on Friday, April 12. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 10:12 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 is being sentenced Friday. Johnny Bobbitt pleaded guilty last month in state court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception. He has been accepted...
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This April 1, 2019 photo shows Che Smith, better known as Rhymefest, posing for a portrait at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York. Smith appears in the film “The Public,” a drama about homeless people who refuse to leave a Cincinnati public library during the brutal winter. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
April 03, 2019 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith didn't have plans to become an actor, but that changed when Emilio Estevez's mom saw the songwriter's documentary about reconnecting with his long-lost father, who had been homeless for decades. Estevez's mom watched Rhymefest's 2015 doc "...
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A displaced mother and child, victims of Cyclone Idai, sleep under a mosquito net at the Samora Machel Secondary School which is being used to house victims of the floods in Beira, Mozambique, Sunday March 24, 2019. The death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the cyclone storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe)
March 25, 2019 - 12:37 pm
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone's aftermath and prayed to be saved. Maria Chuva clasped her 5-year-old daughter, Amiel, to her tightly as she recounted the panic of opening her...
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