Homelessness in the United States

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Homelessness in the United States

toukokuu 19, 10:00 am

San Antonio seems to have a plan for it’s 2,900 homeless. (Or at least a portion of them.)


Towne Twin Village website:

Look at those modest development costs!

In my small town, there is a community group called Room In The Inn. I drove the bus this past season. It provides food, clothing, services and most important, winter shelter January through March.
But I heard that the city just cleared and evicted a homeless camp this month. My question is Where are they supposed to go?

elokuu 4, 11:17 am

Houston volunteers face thousands in fines for feeding homeless


Volunteers with a group that has been feeding Houston’s unhoused population since 1994 are facing a potential $80,000 in fines after a crackdown by local police.
Food Not Bombs is currently disputing 44 tickets issued by Houston police department for giving food to homeless individuals outside of the Houston Public Library. If a jury finds them guilty, they can be fined the maximum penalty of $2,000 per fine, with the group noting they could owe over $80,000 in fines at this point.
On Thursday, eight of the 47 tickets given to a group feeding the homeless in downtown were dismissed by judges, but the city has indicated they plan to refile.

The tickets were dismissed for insufficient evidence because the HPD officers did not show up for court.


elokuu 30, 8:27 am

Jiaying Zhao @jiayingzhao | 1:54 PM · Aug 29, 2023:
Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Sustainability, Associate professor in Department of Psychology and IRES at University of British Columbia

I'm beyond proud that our paper "Unconditional cash transfers reduce homelessness" is published at @PNASNews
today! This is the most ambitious project I've ever done, and it truly took a village for the last 7 years 🥳❤️🧵

Ryan Dwyer et al. 2023. Unconditional cash transfers reduce homelessness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS, August 29, 2023 120 (36) e2222103120 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2222103120 https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2222103120

Homelessness is an economic and social crisis. In a cluster-randomized controlled trial, we address a core cause of homelessness—lack of money—by providing a one-time unconditional cash transfer of CAD$7,500 to each of 50 individuals experiencing homelessness, with another 65 as controls in Vancouver, BC. Exploratory analyses showed that over 1 y, cash recipients spent fewer days homeless, increased savings and spending with no increase in temptation goods spending, and generated societal net savings of $777 per recipient via reduced time in shelters. Additional experiments revealed public mistrust toward the ability of homeless individuals to manage money and demonstrated interventions to increase public support for a cash transfer policy using counter-stereotypical or utilitarian messaging. Together, this research offers a new approach to address homelessness and provides insights into homelessness reduction policies.