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Homeless Man Hands Out Resume on Corner, 200 Companies Call

August 1, 2018 |

David Casarez, an engineer and web developer, moved from Texas to California’s Silicon Valley in the hopes of working in the tech industry. But when he used up all his savings and was still without a job, he found himself homeless, sleeping in parks and stairwells. That’s when he decided…
Newser

San Francisco to vote on taxing large companies to help the homeless

July 18, 2018 |

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality.

The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had collected enough…


L.A. Times – Business

SF May Tax Big Businesses to Help Homeless

July 17, 2018 |

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had collected enough signatures to get the…
Newser

Under threat and homeless, displaced Iraqis return to the camps

May 16, 2018 |

Just when those displaced by the onslaught of ISIS in Iraq almost four years ago thought the worst was behind them, many are leaving camps – only to learn their homes have been flattened, there are scant resources to survive and little in the way of safety and protection – prompting scores to turn back around and return to tent life.
FOX News

Cops: Homeless Stranger Fatally Stabbed Diner

April 23, 2018 |

A man having dinner with his 5-year-old daughter on his lap was fatally stabbed in what appears to have been a random, unprovoked attack, police in California say. Homeless man Jamal Jackson, 49, was arrested and charged with premeditated first-degree murder after the attack on 35-year-old Anthony Mele at a…
Newser

Teri Hatcher Denies She’s Broke and Homeless

March 10, 2018 |

Teri Hatcher says she’s standing up to tabloid bullies. The former Desperate Housewives actor denies that she’s homeless, penniless, and living in a van, despite a report in Star magazine to that effect, People reports. “On the cover yesterday [ Star magazine has] an article that says exactly that—it’s…
Newser

They Were Feeding the Homeless, and the Police Came

January 15, 2018 |

Giving life to the phrase “no good deed goes unpunished” is this story out of El Cajon, California: At least nine people were cited with a misdemeanor there Sunday after giving food to homeless people in the city’s Wells Park. Municipal code 1.28.010 prohibits “food sharing” in public…
Newser

Homeless Man Robbed Victims He Was Praised for Helping

January 4, 2018 |

“Instead of running away, my gut instinct was to run back and try and help,” Chris Parker told reporters following the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert last year in Manchester. The 33-year-old homeless man said he rescued a young girl whose mother was killed and had another woman…
Newser

New Report on America’s Homeless Is Bleak

December 6, 2017 |

The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point-in-Time count Wednesday, a report…
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Homeless Man With New $375K Windfall: I Want to Help Others

November 27, 2017 |

Just $ 20 changed her plight, and his life—and now a homeless man wants to help others with his sudden good fortune. Kate McClure started a GoFundMe for 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. after the destitute veteran used his last 20 bucks on her when her car ran out of gas…
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