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Issues plague Portland’s largest shelter for homeless kids

BY AMELIA TEMPLETON Oregon Public Broadcasting February 25, 2018 05:32 AM Updated February 25, 2018 05:33 AM PORTLAND, ORE. Portland has few homeless shelters designed to serve families with children. The Human Solutions Family Center, which opened in 2016, is the largest, with cots for 130 people. To understand why the family center is a…
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New VA head: It’ll take longer to end veteran homelessness

By Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — May 11, 2017, 9:23 AM ET The new Veterans Affairs chief shares the goal set by former President Barack Obama's administration of ending veteran homelessness, but he says it will take longer than his predecessor predicted. [caption id="attachment_2398" align="alignleft" width="300"] Andrew Harnik/AP Photo–Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin…
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Boulder’s homeless camping ban is back. Now what?

Police chief, sheriff warn broader solutions needed for Boulder's homeless problem By Alex Burness Staff Writer On Wednesday, the day after the Boulder City Council told police to start enforcing the city's urban camping ban again after a five-month pause, Chief Greg Testa emailed his officers to relay the directive. Be professional and enforce the…
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Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here’s How

December 10, 2015 6:08 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered by Kelly McEvers photo by Cayce Clifford for NPR A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent. The state's…
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