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    25 iconic closing shots from film history Amazon cloud storage challenger Backblaze files to go public Major League Baseball announced Sunday that owners had unanimously decided to begin providing housing for minor league players, an issue on which the league was facing public pressure from players and advocacy groups. How Joe Buck stays at his best during this crazy stretch...
    (CNN)Refugee resettlement agencies are racing to find housing for the approximately 53,000 Afghans on military bases in the United States who will eventually be resettled in the country, but the groups are facing a strained -- and expensive -- housing market. Every year, refugee agencies find houses or apartments for refugees to live once they're admitted to the United States....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Public School students and their families could be eligible for $500 checks.Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Office announced families experiencing housing insecurity can apply to get help with education and living expenses.The money comes from federal pandemic relief and is part of the city's efforts to get all students back in the classroom."Throughout this pandemic, our students and...
    Despite the fact that the District of Columbia received $2.5 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds, the majority of the city council advanced on Tuesday the Homes and Hearts Amendment Act, which would increase the marginal tax rate for residents who earn $250,000 or more. The plan would redistribute the wealth of successful D.C. residents to increase the salaries of...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A homeless encampment in Eagle Rock that has stood for years is set to be replaced by tiny homes as part of an initiative to house the homeless. There is mixed reaction to this plan, with some criticizing that this is not a long-term solution to the homelessness crisis and others happy that some of the...
    SILVER LAKE (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority released new guidance on addressing homeless encampments.The guidance is for groups working with those experiencing homelessness, like nonprofits and service providers.According to the Heidi Marston, the Executive Director of LAHSA, there are five key principles.First, provide ample time to engage with people living on the street. Get to know them...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The cities of Dallas and Mesquite, Dallas County, and several organizations have announced a $70 million joint effort to reduce homelessness in the area. Known as Dallas Real Time Rapid Rehousing (DRTRR), the initiative will look to rehouse over 2,600 people experiencing homelessness: 100 domestic violence survivors, 100 families and over 2,400 homeless people. READ MORE: North...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Financial relief is on the way for some renters in Baltimore. Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced an expansion of Baltimore City’s Eviction Program. The expansion will provide tenants with resources for long-term housing stability. READ MORE: Sinkhole Opens Up Along Guilford Avenue In Baltimore After Rain “All Baltimoreans deserve safe and stable housing. As we emerge from...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The first new residential development built in the South Side historic district of Pullman in more than 60 years opened Thursday."It started in 2011 with a group of neighbors in the Pullman community getting together and saying what can we do to support our already exisiting concentration of artists," said Ann Alspaugh, Pullman Arts.Ten years later, the...
    Loading the player... A judge has ordered the city of Los Angeles to offer shelter to everyone on its impoverished Skid Row —its storied neighborhood in downtown L.A. that has been known for its homeless population since the 1930s — by this fall. The order by federal Judge David O. Carter grants a preliminary injunction to the plaintiffs...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is exploring whether the city should purchase hotels to provide short-term and permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness and families in need. Scott announced Wednesday that the city has posted a Request for Information (RFI) to purchase property that can be turned into housing. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief...
    Loading the player... Thee Hot Girl is becoming Thee Philanthropist to help her fellow Houstonians still displaced from their homes following last month’s historic winter freeze in Texas.  Megan Thee Stallion has linked up with Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and the National Association of Christian Churches and Disaster Services to raise funds for Helping Houston Rebuild, a...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The city of Denver is allocating nearly $24.3 million to help people experiencing homelessness and housing instability. Denver City Council passed three resolutions on Tuesday night aimed at serving residents in need. (credit: CBS) The funding includes a nearly $22 million federal grant agreement for the Emergency Rental Assistance program and a $1.5 million contract expansion for...
    Singer and actress and all-around legend, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to help provide housing assistance to those in need. Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD foundation, and NAACP will offer 100 grants of up to $5,000 for those in need, per the Chicago Tribune. Source: Wibbitz/YouTube As moratoriums on...
    NATOMAS (CBS13) — The Natomas Unified School District is working to find shelter for two dozen families on the verge of homelessness. The district says 25 families are unsheltered right now or living in motel rooms. On Wednesday night, the board voted unanimously to use district funds to help those families find housing. They say most of those students are...
    President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge from Ohio to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, otherwise known as HUD, according to multiple reports. If confirmed by the Senate, Fudge will face a housing affordability crisis upon taking the helm. Roughly 19 million people are at risk of eviction from their rental homes when the...
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents affected by hurricanes Laura and Delta could be eligible for temporary housing under two federally administered programs. Under the Multifamily Lease and Repair Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency can enter into a temporary contract with the owner of an eligible existing multifamily rental property. FEMA will repair the damaged property and then...
    Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer, on Monday announced the nonprofit is moving ahead with the repositioning of 90 Sands St. to turn the former Jehovah’s Witnesses hotel into 491 units of affordable and supportive housing. With the closing of the building’s construction loan, the renovation will break ground before the end of November. Construction completion is expected...
    The Minneapolis City Council on Friday voted to spend nearly $2 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) money to house the homeless. The council passed the proposal for the project dubbed Indoor Villages, which will be operated by Avivo, a company that offers treatment, recovery and employment services. There were as many as 500...
            by Scott McClallen  The Minneapolis City Council on Friday voted to spend nearly $2 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) money to house the homeless. The council passed the proposal for the project dubbed Indoor Villages, which will be operated by Avivo, a company that offers treatment, recovery and employment services. There were...
    Bay City News Service SALINAS — The city of Salinas will receive $9.2 million in California Homekey funds, which will be used to buy and rehabilitate housing to provide homes for homeless people and people at risk of becoming homeless, city officials announced Friday. The state’s Homekey program is a $600 million program aiming to get more homeless people into...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan and Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Thursday that nearly $12 million is being directed to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to provide legal services for families facing eviction and other housing insecurity issues. “Maryland was one of the first states in the nation to implement a moratorium on evictions for tenants affected by the...
    COVID-19 isn’t the first hardship to affect many members of the Osage Cafe community, operations manager Lori Laurita says. Still, this year has proven to be a roller coaster that’s underscored the importance of listening to customers and adapting to their needs. Osage Café, supported by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), serves the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood with fresh meals...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A bill that would ensure $2 million to keep people in their homes and off the streets by providing rental assistance, housing vouchers and utility assistance made it past the first reading at a Denver City Council meeting Monday. Under the same bill, an additional $650,000 would be put toward homeless outreach and proposed safe encampment sites. ...
    University students in Boston are being housed in luxury hotels, including one where 11 students were caught partying and were then thrown out of school, as social distancing guidelines were put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Undergraduates enrolled at several Hub-area colleges and universities are amazed at their new living quarters this semester, which includes king-size beds, personal...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County is joining forces with Comcast to provide free internet service to suburban public housing families with school age kids. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle explained why the program is so important in the race to close the digital divide. She said the educational challenges we’re all facing now during the pandemic are even greater than...
    WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Eyewitness News introduced you to Sam Prater back in December, when he was in the beginning stages of creating a program for college students experiencing homelessness.Now, he's weeks away from opening the doors to the The Opportunity House, which will house 53 students in Westwood. The organization, Los Angeles Room and Board, is guaranteeing housing...
    U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak announced that Wellspring Living, in the Northern District of Georgia received $500,000 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and its component, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of...
    BOSTON (AP) — The YWCA of Central Massachusetts has received more than $370,000 from the U.S. Justice Department to provide housing and services for victims of human trafficking. Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling announced the grant from the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs. “Doing justice means supporting the survivors of human trafficking, not just prosecuting the criminals who victimize...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Two Colorado agencies have been awarded almost a half a million dollars each to support the recovery efforts of human trafficking victims. Street’s Hope and The Avery Center, both operating in Colorado’s northern Front Range, were chosen by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and Office for Victims of Crime. More than $35 million is...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Fort Worth said Wednesday it will use $18.6 million of funding provided by the CARES Act to acquire and convert existing motels, hotels, extended stays or apartment complexes to provide about 200 new units of permanent supportive housing spread across two or more locations. The new units will provide housing for high-risk COVID-19-vulnerable...
    Maryland will be awarded nearly $1 million in federal funds to assist victims of human trafficking with finding safe housing, employment and counseling services. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland announced in a news release Tuesday a $999,990 award from the Justice Department’s Office of Programs and the Office for Victims of Crime to provide stable housing...
    According to a report from Fox News, the Trump administration is expected to announce on Tuesday that it is directing $35 million worth of grants to organizations that will provide "transitional or short-term" housing assistance to victims of human trafficking. The assistance would cover expenses like rent, utilities, security deposits, and relocation costs. The report states that the...
    WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — The Walnut Creek City Council last week approved a $6 million loan to a Berkeley-based affordable-housing developer toward a $68.2 million, 95-unit mixed housing and commercial project downtown. The loan was approved for Resources for Community Development, which plans to build the four-story building at 699 Ygnacio Valley Road, at the southwest corner at the...
    The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced on Tuesday a piece of legislation aimed at providing housing relief, but Republicans and other organizations questioned its financial effect. The bill would allow homeowners to pay back any back mortgage payments skipped during the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of their mortgage. Landlords would be required to work out payment arrangements...
    By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — An $800 million plan was unveiled Tuesday to house 15,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County who are considered most vulnerable to the coronavirus. The county’s Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority presented a three-year COVID-19 recovery plan to the county Board of Supervisors to provide temporary housing with a goal of...
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