Some homeless people in Fort Lauderdale who have been living in motels for three months as a part of citywide efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus are reportedly refusing to leave if the state cannot come up with the funding to extend the program that’s kept them off the streets.
Friday is expected to be the hottest day of the year and the City of Phoenix is opening up a cooling center to provide some relief.
The national nonprofit Community Solutions, which supports local efforts to ease homelessness, said this week that the Arizona diagnostic testing firm had donated the tests and the healthcare provider Circle the City is administering them. Other local nonprofit groups are helping transport people for testing and trying to help them find permanent housing.
People going through homelessness are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19, with recent studies finding they are twice as likely to end up in the hospital, but there are efforts underway to help the homeless population in Downtown Phoenix.
A statewide ban on foreclosures and evictions is about to expire in Florida. The governor issued the order in early April as many were left unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic. State lawmakers say the order is set to expire on Sunday.
Nearly one-third of the people staying at the largest emergency homeless shelter in northern Arizona have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the shelter's director.
The Los Angeles city council voted on Wednesday to identify any hotels refusing to house the homeless as part of Project Roomkey, to investigate if any of those hotels have gotten tax breaks from the city in the past, and suggested these hotels may need to be “commandeered”.
The non-profit is raising money and supplies to test the Valley's homeless for the coronavirus. FOX 10's Ty Brennan reports.
ProtectAZ, a non-profit, is raising money and supplies to test the Valley's homeless for the coronavirus. FOX 10's Ty Brennan has the details.
Officials with the City of Phoenix announce the city's most vulnerable and at-risk residents will be moved into hotel rooms, following a vote on allocating nearly $18 million in federal COVID-19 funding to support the city's vulnerable population.
It’s just different this year, but that doesn’t mean the meal is any less.
The MSC-South homeless shelter, located at 525 5th Street, is currently housing 100 people.
Newsom said his team has secured 7,000 hotel rooms for the homeless, and is on the way to scoring 15,000 in what he is dubbing "Project Room Key."
As worries about the spread of the coronavirus confine millions of Californians to their homes, concern is growing about those who have no homes in which to shelter. Gov. Gavin Newsom estimates up to 60,000 homeless could end up infected.
We're talking about the homeless crisis in Arizona with Darlene Newsom, CEO of UMOM and an expert on the issue of families experiencing homelessness, along with Lisa Glow of CASS, Central Arizona Shelter Services, which is the largest and longest serving emergency homeless shelter in the state.
The homeless population in Phoenix seems to have recently exploded and the mayor announced how she wants to address the issue, but there was a bit of conflict at her news conference. FOX 10's Linda Williams reports.
It's been years in the making and now San Jose's first tiny home community officially opened on Thursday, complete with security and resident services.
"The students are super excited to do this and they've been looking forward to it and they've been doing this with the kindness of their heart," Yanitza Villa said.
Cops are teaming with nurses to help the homeless in New York.
People are normally aware of the homeless crisis in a number of West Coast cities, but homelessness is also a problem in the Valley.