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Worldwide cities try measures to ban homeless

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In several cities all over the world, some measures are taken for remove homeless from the street. We are not talking about helping them but chase them from the streets. Like spikes appeared in China and England, discover a resume of inhuman acts here.

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Study shows high public cost of homelessness

166 297x300 Study shows high public cost of homelessness Failing to help the homeless can come with a high cost to the public purse, with many ending up in hospitals for treatment of substance abuse and chronic health problems, a study has found.

A joint research project by the University of Melbourne, RMIT and the charity Sacred Heart Mission found that 83 long term homeless people surveyed had collectively used about $750,000 in hospital stays in the six months prior to the start of the project.

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Suddenly Homeless – Five First Steps To Ending Homelessness

153 Suddenly Homeless – Five First Steps To Ending Homelessness Making a dent in the nation’s homeless problem might not be easy but it’s possible to draw a picture to show a way forward.

At its core, there are five, broadly defined, component pieces to eliminating much of America’s homeless problem. And, yes, the devil is in the detail but, so far, no one has been willing to take on the task of doing anything meaningful or even seriously suggest a way to fix the problem other than by applying ever-larger Band Aids. So here’s a way forward.

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Save Our Reproductive Health Bill

187 02 street children philippines 300x224 Save Our Reproductive Health Bill Of all the social issues, I become most passionate about irresponsible parenthood. Just seeing homeless street children makes me see red. Just this morning, I heard about an 15-year-old girl living nearby who doesn’t want to come back home. Reason: She is the eldest of six siblings and her family is a semi-squatter living in just one room. You imagine the rest. It’s always the eldest who suffer most when a family is ‘unplanned’. This isn’t a rare local case.

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America’s shame: 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT kids

110 America’s shame: 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT kids LOS ANGELES – About 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT, and nearly all homeless youth service providers in the U.S. now serve LGBT youth, according to a comprehensive report on LGBT youth homelessness released Thursday.
Nearly seven in 10 (68 percent) respondents indicated that family rejection was a major factor contributing to LGBT youth homelessness, making it the most cited factor. More than half (54 percent) of respondents indicated that abuse in their family was another important factor contributing to LGBT homelessness.

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Hastings, Other Lawmakers Rally Congress To Combat Homeless Violence

18 Hastings, Other Lawmakers Rally Congress To Combat Homeless ViolenceWASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – They will urinate on you. They will throw rocks at you while you sleep. They will even chew off your face.
These actual cases of violence against the homeless, according to Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, indicate “a sinister trend happening across America.”
Rep. Hastings recently joined other lawmakers in rallying for new measures to help end the trend.

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Rhode Island adopts homeless bill of rights: Do we need one?

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Some believe the homeless deserve special protection, in fact their own bill of rights. The Rhode Island law is designed to “affirm”  the rights of the homeless and prevent discrimination against them at a time when cities, including Philadelphia, San Francisco and St. Louis, have passed ordinances targeting the homeless or beefed up existing regulations.

Simply put, local advocates for the homeless say, their goal is to house away rather than arrest away the problem, to solve it rather than “criminalize” homelessness.

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Moradores da Rua

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Moradores da Rua

Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org

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Shared political will is crucial to halve homelessness

art Rudd   homeless 620x349 300x168 Shared political will is crucial to halve homelessness Back in 2008, when newly minted prime minister Kevin Rudd announced Labor’s goals for halving homelessness and providing all rough sleepers with access to accommodation by 2020, there was no shortage of cynics ready to pour scorn on the idea.

For those of us in the sector, however, this unprecedented commitment to tackling homelessness was a watershed. No other government has invested so much funding and expended so much political capital towards this cause.

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“They just don’t want to work.”

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I still hear it said about homeless by many, in Europe, in South America, in Asia. In São Paulo you can see many homeless people on the street, collecting trash and pulling their carts through the town and traffic. When we went with them through the city we noticed how many people are working this way and help clean the city.

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‘Landmark day’ as new legislation to protect the homeless is passed in Scotland

198 300x199 Landmark day as new legislation to protect the homeless is passed in Scotland THE law will entitle those made homeless through no fault of their own, to settled accommodation.
EXTRA cash to help prevent people losing their homes has been announced on what has been hailed as a “landmark day” in the fight against homelessness.
From today, anyone who loses their home through no fault of their own is entitled to settled accommodation as part of the 2012 homelessness commitment.

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Back-to-work scheme ‘failing homeless’

187 300x180 Back to work scheme ‘failing homeless’ Homeless people are being failed by the government’s flagship back-to-work programme despite large amounts of public money being given to private firms to cut chronic employment, a new report warns.

One in five homeless people have had benefits cut or stopped in the first year of the Work Programme amid serious concerns about a dramatic rise of punitive sanctions against the most vulnerable, according to three charities.

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New homeless rules a ‘profound and astonishing’ shift in housing policy

179 300x180 New homeless rules a profound and astonishing shift in housing policy The responsibility of councils to homeless households will change. Why has nobody noticed?

For as long as I can remember, councils have been considered a helping hand of last resort, providing safe secure homes at an affordable price and emergency accommodation for those who find themselves homeless. It has become part of the national mindset that if things get really bad you can always go “down the council” and they’ll sort you out.

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Critics say new definition of ‘homeless’ too broad, includes those only ‘at risk’

175 300x165 Critics say new definition of ‘homeless’ too broad, includes those only ‘at risk’ Canada’s first official definition of homelessness, published this week by a team of Toronto-based of researchers, includes people who are simply “at risk” of ending up on the street – prompting critics to argue that it paints an overly broad picture of the country’s homeless population.

“To say a person is homeless just because they’re having a hard time financially, how on earth are you ever going to enter into that discussion?” said Peter Goldring, an Alberta MP and member of the Edmonton Committee to End Homelessness.

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Giving the homeless a place to live costs less than providing shelters and emergency services

Last month, the Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) released a compilation report on the costs of caring for Canadians on the street. While homeless advocates usually make appeals to compassion and morality when championing policy reforms to help the most impoverished of this country’s citizens, the report attempts to illustrate empirically the financial impact of homelessness.

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