Every day the HandUp team reads the latest on challenges, innovation, and research around homelessness and poverty. Here are some of the most interesting news we read this month.
- Mobile shower bus Lava Mae debuts a new stop in the Panhandle to reach our homeless neighbors in a new part of the city.
- Christine C. Quinn, President and Chief Executive of the women's homelessness organization Win, asks New York to Rethink Our Homeless Shelters.
- The latest city to join the tiny house movement is Seattle, as many cities across the US look at how this could be a valid solution to ending homelessness.
- Los Angeles tries a new approach to connecting homeless residents in Skid Row with targeted in-person outreach.
- Researchers find a pattern to poverty level being more of an indicator of child obesity than race or ethnicity.
- Both southern and northern Californian cities are preparing for El Nino by opening more temporary shelter beds to protect those who are currently sleeping rough on the street.
- A new Washington, D.C census finds that almost half of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ.
- “The sick and vulnerable become homeless, and the homeless become sicker and more vulnerable” - Physician Seiji Hayashi draws the link between housing, healthcare, and homelessness.
- Community advocates argue the role of race and poverty in the Flint, Michigan water crisis where 40% of residents live under the poverty line.
- Dutch cities test an innovative welfare program that empowers their citizens with basic income.
What stories did you read this month that we missed?