All the charges have been dropped against Jazmine Headley, the woman who waited for nearly four hours to renew daycare vouchers in a New York City agency office that didn’t have enough chairs.
That’s an unsatisfying end to an outrageous event in which Ferguson was, basically, assaulted by police officers. Her crime? She was sitting on the floor. Read more →
Roberta Kriegh, 37, has been homeless since the dog she depended on for emotional support died. It’s hard to see how she has any path out of her problem. Read more →
People who showed showed up Ruby’s Pantry signed in and paid the usual $20 for about $120 of food. Then something lovely and unusual happened just before they left. Read more →
Evictions coming for St. Paul homeless camp
The cops will move in to clear the camp on Thursday morning. That won’t be a proud day in St. Paul. Read more →
To be down and out in Detroit Lakes
Jeremy Scott and Lori Rogers had nothing but their dog under the Highway 10 overpass. They’d been left nearby by ‘fellow travelers’ and were trying to figure out a way to get out of the cold before winter sets in. Time is running out. Read more →
Here’s a piece of advice for people on mass transit who feel entitled to take a picture or video of a fellow rider: Don’t. Read more →
At the front line of the fight to find shelter
There’s a homeless encampment in Minneapolis and if there’s one thing politicians don’t want, it’s evidence of an epidemic. Read more →
The world’s music man dead at 78
Jose Antonio Abreu, who took the kids from Venezuela’s shanty towns and taught them how to be world-class musicians, changed kids’ lives. He died on Saturday. Read more →
Bystanders’ videos uncover ‘patient dumping’ by hospitals
In the span of just two weeks, there have been two high-profile cases of people being dumped in their hospital gowns on the street outside.
The latest is in Milwaukee where workers of the Aurora Sinai Medical Center put a homeless man out on the street after he was discharged.
Pictures showed he had a hospital gown, sweatpants, no shoes and one sock.
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Housing officials in Eau Claire says more people are going to be sleeping in cars and on the streets now that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has pulled funding from two agencies in the region that find housing for the homeless. Read more →
Christie Gingles, of Duluth, says she has a new understanding and compassion for the homeless; being homeless will do that to a person.
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1,000 Words: The homeless
Today’s 1,000 Words comes with words.
It’s the voice of Jae Hong, a photographer for the Associated Press, whose assignment was to document the homeless crisis in the West.
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A gift shop in Bemidji that raised money for the poor of Eastern Uganda is closing, and that’s bad news for the homeless of Bemidji. Read more →
Residents of a 30-unit apartment complex are being thrown out because too many police calls came from residents there. Not all residents, probably, but everyone goes because the city has yanked the rental permit of the building owner. Read more →
West St. Paul and South St. Paul have passed ordinances limiting the housing options for people who are low-income and disabled. One politician insists it’s not discrimination. Read more →