PGH officials dedicate new low-barrier homeless shelter with wraparound services
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
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
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
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.
Affordable housing is harder to find, leaving renters asking: Where do we go? | Opinion
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
'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
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
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said that he was concerned that affordable housing is becoming out of reach for families.
Despite federal moratorium, eviction rates returning to pre-pandemic levels | Analysis
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
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
LGBTQ young people 18-25 years old are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness than their cishet peers.
In this season of hope, we need it more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Let us all, leaders and constituents alike, engage ourselves fully in our holy days. Maybe then hope will thrive.