Dennis Brooks says there are no warm places when you’re homeless. He should know. Originally from Glace Bay, N.S., Brooks, 54, was homeless in Toronto on and off for more than 20 years.
CEO Jeff Lawson says Twilio is committing $1M to homelessness programs after Prop C passed: ‘Let’s get it done’ (TWLO)
Twilio Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson announced that his company will commit $ 1 million to support homelessness programs. This comes after 60 percent voted “yes” to San Francisco’s homelessness measure “Prop C” on Tuesday, but this measure, which would bring the city $ 300 million in funding for homelessness programs, is likely to face legal […]
Billionaire Marc Benioff celebrates after San Francisco votes for new tax that will take millions from big tech firms to solve the city’s homelessness crisis
Kimberly White / Stringer Proposition C, a measure which will tax San Francisco’s largest companies in order to combat homelessness, passed on Tuesday. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a vocal proponent of Prop C and hailed the victory in a tweet. Prop C would target Salesforce, which Benioff has estimated will pay between $ […]
San Francisco’s second largest tech employer, Uber, won’t take sides on the controversial homelessness measure that the city’s tech execs are fighting about (CRM)
Proposition C is a ballot measure in San Francisco that would tax the city’s largest corporations to provide relief in the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis. San Francisco’s biggest tech employer, Salesforce, and its CEO, Marc Benioff, have been the biggest advocates in favor of Prop C. The city’s second largest tech employer, Uber, has been […]
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 […]
Amid all the digital wealth, the big cities of the West are racked with the destitute. We know how to solve this problem, so what’s stopping us? https://media.wired.com/photos/5b171ec014f32a76206d800c/master/pass/sfhomeless-506254660.jpg
Thousands of people in one of America’s richest cities live on sidewalks infested with flesh-eating bacteria and tuberculosis. A Redfish Media report looks at the chronic homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. Homelessness in Los Angeles has increased 43 percent in just four years. Skid Row, the epicenter of homelessness in the City of Angels, is […]
Carlos Barria/Reuters About 700,000 young people across the US aged 13 to 17 experienced homelessness in the past year. When a student is homeless in high school, it can cause high levels of stress and anxiety, and takes their focus away from academics. But research has found that school counselors often lack knowledge about students […]
As an African-American boy growing up in South Central L.A., Willie McClinton Jr. wasn’t interested in becoming the next Tupac, Michael Jordan or Deion Sanders. Starting as early as age 4, McClinton just wanted to be one thing: the next Hulk Hogan. “I remember Hulk Hogan talking crap about somebody he was going to beat […]
A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth homelessness levels and a foster care system that researchers say could be playing a more active role in keeping young people off the streets. CBC | Health News