Homelessness and Housing

Rent hikes will be capped at 5% plus inflation in a state with some of the highest housing and poverty rates in the U.S.
A homeless man wielding a metal pipe killed four other homeless people and left another in critical condition, according to police.
The senator and congresswoman want to invest in more affordable housing ― a dire need in their home state of California.
Residents in a San Francisco neighborhood set off a public feud when they lined sidewalks with rocks to curtail encampments, drug use and noise.
The presidential candidate talked about the housing crisis while visiting a homeless encampment in Oakland, California.
The president said homeless people in California were ruining the "prestige" of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
White House officials toured skid row in Los Angeles this week on a fact-finding mission to explore options for addressing the growing crisis.
Officials have reportedly discussed clearing out encampments and moving homeless people into government-run facilities, according to one report.
A Seattle initiative links homeless customers with charitable businesses.
Sacramento's business improvement district wants to use a civil injunction to ban seven homeless men from the community.
Blasting loud music and pouring buckets of water are part of a broader trend to make it impossible for the homeless to exist.
People with firsthand experience of life on the streets are proposing policies — but they face grinding bureaucracy and strident NIMBYism.
The number of homeless people in the California city increased 16 percent from last year, part of a spike in homelessness across the state in recent years.
Change Please wants to expand its social enterprise to the U.S.
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As the face of homelessness changes, politicians cling to limited policy ideas and quick fixes.
The number of homeless people in San Francisco has gone up 17% and up 43% in Oakland’s Alameda county since 2017.
As Los Angeles landlords renovate units to reap the benefits of a high-priced rental market, renters are being pushed out.
One critic calls next week's ballot measure “one of the most frightening and heinous initiatives that I’ve witnessed in my career.”
Former inmates are almost 10 times more likely to become homeless.
The "Without Me" singer discussed her experience as a homeless teen during a benefit in Hollywood.