People in Los Angeles are offering to shelter the homeless in tiny backyard homes. It could be solution to a spiraling homelessness crisis.

Tony Gutierrez/AP Los Angeles county is close to building one backyard unit for the homeless as part of its $ 550,000 pilot program, but the remaining units could be further behind. Despite interest from both landlords and homeless residents, the county faces a number of logistical and legal barriers. While the county continues its efforts, the […]

What about your workers? Amazon’s Bezos gets grief for $2bn fund to help homeless & children

Amazon CEO and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos has invoked Twitter wrath for seemingly an all-around commendable cause – setting up a charity fund to fight homelessness and create a preschool network for the underprivileged. The so-called Day One Fund will be multi-billionaire businessman’s most significant foray into philanthropy to date. The 2$ billion pledged […]

Homeless & migrant workers ‘exploited’ to clean up Fukushima radiation, UN warns

UN human rights experts have slammed the Japanese government for the alleged exploitation of “tens of thousands” of workers, as well as migrants and the homeless, said to be cleaning up the mangled Fukushima nuclear plant. In a three-way joint statement, released Thursday via the United Nations, the human rights experts detailed their deep concern […]

‘Homeless n*ggers, go back to Africa’: Tampa man sparks outrage with racist billboards (PHOTO)

A controversial black political activist has sparked outrage in Tampa, Florida by standing on a busy downtown street displaying a sign instructing “homeless n*ggers” to go “back to Africa”. The sign was spotted by a Tampa resident and posted on Twitter where it quickly racked up thousands of retweets and responses. But, it turns out […]

Homeless football championship to be held in Moscow days before World Cup

Russian charity Miloserdie which has been helping homeless people for over 20 years will organize football homeless championship five days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Moscow. Read more The one-day tournament will be held on June 9 in Sokolniki Park and will consist of eight games involving just four teams. Each […]

Austin test uses blockchain to improve ID for the homeless

Many people take identification for granted, but it’s a serious challenge if you’re homeless. If you lose what’s on your back, you might lose everything — and recovering that ID is much harder when you have no fixed address or easy transportation to government offices. Austin might have a technological solution. The Texas city is […]

Not-so-magic kingdom? Many Disneyland workers poor & homeless, union says

Disneyland unions are demanding higher wages after a new survey revealed that many workers at the California theme park are struggling to make ends meet and some have even been homeless while the company’s profits soar. A survey of 5,000 workers at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California found that many were unable to afford […]