Homelessness

In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, rescuers from Serbia operate at a collapsed building after the 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Durres, western Albania. In the initial hours after a deadly pre-dawn earthquake struck Albania, pancaking buildings and trapping dozens of sleeping people beneath the rubble, the country’s neighbors sprang into action. Offers of help flooded in from across Europe and beyond, with even traditional foes setting aside their differences in the face of the natural disaster. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Albania on Tuesday killed at least 49 people, injured 2,000 and left at least 4,000 homeless. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
KNSS News
November 30, 2019 - 7:51 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The search and rescue operation for earthquake survivors in Albania has ended, the prime minister said Saturday, with the death toll at 51 and no more bodies believed to be in the ruins. Prime Minister Edi Rama said preliminary figures showed more than 1,465 buildings in the...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco police officers wait while homeless people collect their belongings in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors consider legislation Tuesday, June 4, 2019, allowing the city to force mentally ill drug addicts into housing and treatment for up to a year. Mayor London Breed says it's inhumane to let addicts languish on the streets, but homeless advocates say the measure is extreme and a violation of civil rights. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 04, 2019 - 8:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials decided Tuesday to force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment, even if it goes against the spirit of a city known for its fierce protection of civil rights. Several members of the Board of Supervisors voiced deep...
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United Way of the Plains
May 21, 2019 - 1:58 am
A yearly report from United Way of the Plains indicates a 3.5% rise in homelessness for Wichita and Sedgwick County. The annual point-in-time homeless count for Wichita and Sedgwick County says the total number of homeless people in Wichita and Sedgwick County is at 593, up from 573 in 2018. That...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2011, file photo, pedestrians walk along the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration is using a new law for the first time in an attempt to force Southern California's self-styled "Surf City USA" to meet housing goals. The administration on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, said it is suing Huntington Beach under the law that took effect Jan. 1. The measure was passed in 2017 as part of a package of bills intended to address the state's severe housing shortage and homelessness problem. (Armando Brown/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
January 25, 2019 - 6:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration used a new law for the first time Friday to try to force a wealthy Southern California coastal city to end its years of opposition to meeting low-income housing goals. The administration sued the Orange County city of Huntington Beach...
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FILE - This November 2018 file combination of photos provided by the Burlington County Prosecutors office shows Johnny Bobbitt, left, Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, GoFundMe says it has made refunds to everyone who contributed to a campaign involving homeless veteran Bobbitt who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple, McClure and D'Amico, to scam donors out of $400,000. (Burlington County Prosecutors Office via AP, File)
December 25, 2018 - 2:24 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam donors out of more than $400,000. GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday that "all...
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People inspect the damage at a tsunami-ravaged village in Sumur, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. The Christmas holiday was somber with prayers for tsunami victims in the Indonesian region hit by waves that struck without warning Saturday night. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
December 25, 2018 - 5:02 am
SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) — Christmas celebrations traditionally filled with laughter and uplifting music were replaced by somber prayers for tsunami victims in an area hit without warning following a volcanic eruption, leaving more than 420 people dead and thousands homeless in disaster-prone...
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Union Rescue Mission
Ted Woodward
November 29, 2018 - 1:32 pm
The City of Wichita and nearly two dozen non-profit organizations are trying to address the situation of panhandlers asking motorists for money at several of Wichita's heavily-trafficked intersections. Denny Bender is with Union Rescue Mission on N. Hillside; he says that street-corner donations...
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Marine veteran Shaun Tullar poses for a portrait, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in San Diego. The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. Tullar spent a time homeless, cycling in and out of jail on drug charges until finding help through a program behind bars that connected him with the VA. He now lives at Veterans Village of San Diego, is sober and working toward finishing a college degree. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 01, 2018 - 9:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. The decrease shows the federal government is making progress in its...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would levy an extra tax on hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to raise $300 million for homelessness and mental health services. It's the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who say that companies such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce can afford to help solve severe inequities caused by business success. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 14, 2018 - 11:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would raise taxes on the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill residents. Proposition C is the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who demand that corporate America pay...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2016, file photo, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Bezos said Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that he will start a $2 billion charitable fund to help homeless families and open new preschools in low-income neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 13, 2018 - 1:15 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that he'll call...
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