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Supreme Court declines street-sleeping case

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/16/19, 12:22 pm

WASHINGTON—A city cannot punish people for sleeping on the sidewalk or in public parks if no other shelter is available, according to a court ruling the Supreme Court let stand on Monday. The justices issued no comment or dissent in refusing to review the case from Boise, Idaho, where prosecutors convicted six homeless people of violating the city’s camping ban. The 9th U.S.

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Fatherless and homeless

Homelessness | Too many kids in the foster system end up on the streets once they reach adulthood
by Sophia Lee
Posted 10/10/19, 02:03 pm

When Keanakay Scott moved into her first apartment after aging out of foster care, nobody had taught her that she needed to pay rent every month. She assumed her first check would cover that expense. Less than two months later, she received an eviction notice.

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Sophia Lee

Mary gets a home

Homelessness | The joy of finding freedom from the streets
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/02/19, 10:50 am

Last week, I wrote about two individuals in their 60s, Mary and Michael, on their hunt for housing. With their age and health problems, it’s not easy for them to find housing with their subsidized housing vouchers, especially in an expensive city such as Los Angeles. Only about half of the people in the Section 8 program in Los Angeles manage to sign a lease. The other half lose their vouchers because they don’t find a place to stay within the required time. 

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