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March 22, 2019

Homelessness

Children not spared by California's homelessness crisis

Children not spared by California's homelessness crisis

Jose Razo, the principal of Telfair Elementary School in Los Angeles county, wants his students to spend their time worrying about homework, their grades or playdates.But the harsh reality for more than a quarter of the 720 children at the school is far differ

High rents and austerity swell Britain's homeless

High rents and austerity swell Britain's homeless

Homelessness in London has gone up by 300 percent over an eight-year period, according to government data published on Thursday that revealed a full-blown crisis fuelled by housing shortages and spiralling rents.Almost 1,300 people sleep every night in the str

Japanese tidying guru sparks joy with cluttered Americans

Japanese tidying guru sparks joy with cluttered Americans

After experiencing homelessness in 2011, Sarah Eby found herself constantly collecting things so she would never again feel she had nothing to call her own."When I moved into my apartment, it just felt empty," the mother-of-one from Arvada, Colorado told AFP

San Francisco voters back 'homeless tax' on wealthy firms

San Francisco voters back 'homeless tax' on wealthy firms

San Francisco voters backed a tax on the city's wealthiest companies to tackle homelessness, passing a measure that divided the tech community.A tally posted Wednesday showed that 60 percent of voters in the city home to Airbnb, Uber, Salesforce, and Twitter

Homelessness, drug use rife at Native American tent city

Homelessness, drug use rife at Native American tent city

At a tent city for homeless people in Minneapolis, the path is strewn with used syringes. Some are shooting up in the open. Dozens have been found unconscious. At least two have died. Most of the more than 200 people here are Native Americans, who have spontan

US tech giants split over corporate tax to help homeless

US tech giants split over corporate tax to help homeless

Taxing San Francisco's wealthiest companies to rein in the city's homelessness problem makes sense to local campaigners -- but the local tech giants aren't all so sure.On November 6, voters in the city that is the home base of Twitter, Uber and Airbnb will