The law requires that violators receive at least 24 hours notice before an arrest. The felony charge is punishable by up to six years in prison and the loss of voting rights.
Some residents of a neighborhood in Newark, N.J., are angry about the city's plan to temporarily house people in converted shipping containers on a vacant lot.
New York City police officers and sanitation workers cleared out another homeless encampment on Wednesday as part of the mayor's plan to try to get unhoused people into shelters while also making sure residents and visitors "can enjoy the clean public spaces."
Activists were attempting to prevent city officials from dismantling a Manhattan homeless encampment as part of a new initiative by Mayor Eric Adams.
A survey showed that New Yorkers want to see more police around but they don't necessarily want them to handle mental health cases. New Yorkers also are concerned about rising rents.
The latest data shows that the pace of distribution increased in July over June and that nearly a million households have been helped.
Police officers escorted people out of Brooklyn's Coney Island station, the end of the line for several trains, and told them they would have to board buses to get to their destinations. Cleaners carrying bottles of bleach then boarded the trains.
The Connecticut agriculture commissioner is considering buying food in bulk to provide to organizations that feed needy people, which have seen huge upticks in demand coupled with challenges in getting supplies, he said Monday.
For those living in close quarters in city-run shelters, there’s fear of exposure to COVID-19.
The governor has ordered the MTA to clean all subway cars every night, as the system’s homeless population has soared in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
New York City officials are creating more so-called Safe haven beds in an effort to get homeless people out of the subway system during the coronavirus pandemic.
Landlords in Venice are calling Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin “exploitative” and “predatory” after Bonin pitched a proposal to use federal stimulus money to buy up distressed properties that go “belly up” and turn them around into housing for the homeless.
Los Angeles County health officials made the somber announcement on Thursday that a staffer at a homeless shelter had died of the coronavirus.
Advocates for the homeless and elected officials called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to house homeless New Yorkers in 30,000 vacant hotel rooms.
Along the lonesome sidewalks, homeless New Yorkers remain, unprotected from the elements and a disease that passes swiftly between people often without any sign or symptom.
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.
The city's homeless community is especially at risk of catching and spreading the coronavirus because they often don't have places to wash their hands and may live in close quarters.
As the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area continues to experience a housing crisis, some Angelenos are finding a unique solution and one that is small, really small.
Health officials have not yet reported coronavirus outbreaks among homeless populations, but tuberculosis and other diseases have swept through them in the past, underscoring their vulnerability.
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.