News & Press

Refining Youth Homelessness

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March
16

The Homeless Children and Youth Act was reintroduced this week in Congress by Stivers and other sponsors, including Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, also a Republican. First proposed in 2014, the bipartisan bill is again dividing advocates for the homeless.

Bay Area Section 8 and Housing Vouchers

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March
3

Using Section 8 vouchers to help pay rent, is becoming harder when landlords decide to leave the program. The way the Section 8 program works is voucher-holders pay what they can afford about 30 percent of their income and then the …

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Santa Clara County prepares for major housing boom

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February
23

  Home construction along Loma Verde Avenue and West Bayshore Road. Palo Alto Weekly file photo credit. Decisions on where to place Measure A’s low-income and homeless housing funds in county   Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a …

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New Santa Clara County Ordinance to help Affordable Housing

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February
16

On February 8th the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance that expands access to affordable housing by requiring that the prospective tenants who receive a housing voucher, subsidy, or other housing assistance be given equal consideration when seeking …

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The Promise Land Encampment and Designated Homeless Camps

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February
10

A sanctuary for the homeless in Oakland, complete with a makeshift shower, portable toilet, kitchen, medical supplies and garden, was cleared out of a park February, 2nd by police officers and public works employees. During the encampment’s 12-day existence in …

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