Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but she didn’t accept the Moonman trophy herself. Instead, Cyrus sent a young man named Jesse to pick up the award and advocate on the behalf the United States’ homeless youth popu…
One way or another, Deonna Jones finds a place to stay. She doesn’t sleep on the streets or turn to emergency shelters. So should the 19-year-old, who has struggled through two years of house-hopping and instability, be considered homeless?
The U.S. Department of Education agrees with that definition, estimating there are more than 1.1 million homeless children across the country, including those living in tiny hotel rooms. New bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein would expand the definition of homelessness to reflect the education department’s numbers and dramatically expand the number of children who qualify for federal homeless assistance, including supportive housing, food and mental health services. Bevan Dufty, the mayor’s point man on homelessness, said that the federal government’s recent focus on housing homeless veterans sets a precedent for successfully targeting a specific homeless population - and that children and families will be next.
Currently in the state of California, there are more homeless foster children on the street than homeless veterans. It’s a staggering statistic that’s left local advocates searching for answers. The problem may only get larger with the continued immigration crisis in our state.
Nora Perez just graduated from Royal Learning Center, a high school in Los Angeles. Each night, prior to graduation, she studied in her part-time home — her parent’s car — where she and her family spent many of their afternoon and evening hours.
Not just the spikes that have been getting lots of negative attention lately - there are actually lots of ways cities use design to drive away homeless people, and according to this article - skateboarders as well!