homelessness

NY will compensate three homeless Harlem men for trashing their belongings. A lawsuit said their rights were violated.

A radiator explosion in a Bronx apartment building burned two little girls to death Wednesday. The little girls were living in a homeless shelter and were 1 and 2 years old.

Elexis Webster, a 17-year-old honor student from Oakland, has overcome insurmountable odds during her young life.

Thanks to the generosity of a stranger, Tonia Handy got the chance to see her girls go for the gold.

A group of 40 students from Chicago got the opportunity to attend a prom hosted by two local non-profit organizations.

Faced with D.C.'s sky-rocketing rent and surges in the price of living, Tyree's mother lost her job. The family was forced to make the difficult decision to move into the shelter, which houses around 243 people.

The office of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, has launched an investigation of health concerns among public housing units and homeless shelters across the city. Cases of elevated blood lead levels and false claims from housing and shelter officials will fall under the scrutiny of federal prosecutors, the New York Times reports.

A police officer is being praised for his kind gesture towards a man who was kicked off a New Jersey bus for not wearing any shoes.

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 […]

By theGrio From Bay Area: Lelia Boroughs, 84, wasn’t known to many. SEE ALSO: Bachmann Says She Was Perfect Candidate Obama’s Grandma Survives Crash At least not outside her apartment building in San Francisco’s lower Pacific Heights. Her neighbors knew her well as an eclectic, kind soul who would offer to pick up their groceries […]

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a Long Island shelter for several days when they got word the 17-year-old aspiring marine biologist had made it to the semifinals of the prestigious national Intel science competition. SEE ALSO: Couple Married For 72 Years Dies Holding Hands Now, with donations coming […]