Mayor Kenney Launches Task Force To Tackle Homelessness, PanhandlingThe Kenney administration has formed a new task force aimed at improving public spaces by tackling panhandling, street homelessness and outdoor meal programs.
Philadelphia's Office Of Supportive Housing Gets New NameThe city office that provides services to Philadelphia's homeless has a new name: The Office of Homeless Services.
Governor Christie Boosts Homeless Aid In New JerseyNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie traveled to South Jersey to announce expansion of a program to combat homelessness in the Garden State.
Officials Poised To Declare Success In Ending Veteran HomelessnessTwo years after launching a collaborative effort to end veteran homelessness, the agencies involved have announced that they are close to success.
Homelessness Summit in Montco Touts County's Aggregate ApproachToday, community and government leaders met to discuss the achievements of the county program to fight homelessness, called “Your Way Home Montgomery County.”
Local Program Gives Formerly Homeless Vets a Fighting Chance at Civilian Worklife Ten US military veterans, all formerly homeless, have graduated from a job training program during ceremonies at a center city Philadelphia hotel.
Quietly Lending a Hand To The Less Fortunate "I thought, we have to do something -- what can we do?" recalls Temperance Jaxson, right, after seeing a homeless woman sleeping outside her window.
Philadelphia Gearing Up To Make Sure Homeless Are Sheltered During 'Code Blue' Cold Snap When temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the City of Philadelphia puts its "Code Blue" initiatives in place.
Outreach Specialists Comb Philadelphia Area, Searching For Homeless in Danger of Freezing"We make sure that nobody dies out here, because that could happen very easily," notes Sam Santiago, with Project Home.
Center City Shelter, Already Overflowing, Offers Overnight Seating to HomelessOne of center city Philadelphia's longest-operating homeless shelters and soup kitchens is opening its doors as part of an overnight initiative to help get homeless men off the streets.
Philadelphia's Newspaper of Homelessness Marks Its 5th Anniversary The newspaper has helped hundreds of men and women get back on their feet by letting them keep most of the revenue from their sales.
Gauging Poverty And Academic PerformanceHomelessness and other factors in a student’s environment are predictors of chronic absenteeism and low achievement.