housing-insecurity

PGH officials dedicate new low-barrier homeless shelter with wraparound services

BY: - October 1, 2022

The shelter, set to open in mid-October, will have 95 year-round beds, with a possibility of 42 more in the winter.

Homeless camping bans are spreading. This group shaped the bills

BY: - August 10, 2022

The Cicero Institute is pushing a model with residency limits, bans on permanent encampments, and penalties for cities that refuse to remove them.

App aims to connect Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness with resources

BY: - July 26, 2022

The app, known as Finding Your Way in PA, allows users to “search for and request assistance with services and resources in their current location, local communities, and throughout Pennsylvania to connect them with helpful supports,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

For unhoused students, transportation issues mean new schools and unfamiliar classrooms

BY: - April 3, 2022

The lack of transportation means a number of homeless students have been forced to switch enrollment to the school districts where their temporary housing is located, a move long known to be disruptive to their education.

COMMENTARY

Affordable housing is harder to find, leaving renters asking: Where do we go? | Opinion

BY: - March 23, 2022

Workers have faced stagnant wages for the past 40 years. Yet rent has steadily increased during that time.

Homelessness, unemployment remain issues for transgender Philadelphians

BY: - November 21, 2021

'Being unstable in housing makes a lot of things unsustainable,' one community member said. 'Like just remaining employable, not knowing where your next meals are coming from, not even knowing if you’re going to have clean clothes for the next day.'

States, cities face deadline for proving how quickly they’ve helped renters in crisis

BY: - November 14, 2021

The process for sorting out which states and cities may receive more federal rental aid money and which may see reductions begins Monday.

‘Housing is not infrastructure. Housing is housing,’ Pa.’s Toomey says as mayors plead for help to alleviate housing crisis

BY: - June 16, 2021

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said that he was concerned that affordable housing is becoming out of reach for families.

COMMENTARY

Despite federal moratorium, eviction rates returning to pre-pandemic levels | Analysis

BY: - May 25, 2021

The CDC’s eviction ban also faces several court challenges; it was most recently struck down by a federal court in Washington, D.C. – though the decision is on hold pending appeals. So its protection may not last very long.

Homeless students, including those in Pa., slipping through the cracks during the pandemic, congressional panel told

BY: - May 21, 2021

Witnesses before a U.S. House panel this week advised lawmakers on how federal relief aid can help bridge educational gaps among children who are experiencing homeless and in foster care during the pandemic.

Philly’s Valley Youth House soups up LGBTQ youth resources; plans to revive Host Homes

BY: - May 9, 2021

LGBTQ young people 18-25 years old are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness than their cishet peers.

COMMENTARY

In this season of hope, we need it more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - March 31, 2021

Let us all, leaders and constituents alike, engage ourselves fully in our holy days. Maybe then hope will thrive.