Jan 6, 2014 — Nicholas Simmons, 20, hadn't been seen since New Year's Day. On Sunday, USA Today published a photo of him. The young man was in Washington, D.C., trying to keep warm on a steam grate. His family saw the picture. With help from the newspaper, an AP photographer and police, their loved one was found.
Jan 2, 2014 — Among those who stand to benefit the most from the expansion of Medicaid are homeless adults. Many of these men and women are mentally ill or addicted to drugs and alcohol. Enrolling them can be difficult, but the benefits should be substantial.
Nov 21, 2013 — Citing gains among veterans and the chronically homeless, a large government study reports continued progress. But nearly 20 percent of homeless people were in either New York City or Los Angeles, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And several states also saw an increase.
Aug 1, 2013 — The state is implementing a controversial pilot program that offers some homeless people a way to leave Hawaii and reunite with family members in other states. A noteworthy critic of the plan is the department in charge of implementing it, which foresees a costly administrative burden.
Feb 26, 2013 — Billy Ray Harris held on to Sarah Darling's diamond ring after she accidentally put it in his change cup. When Darling retraced her steps, he returned it to her. His honesty has led to more than $150,000 — so far — in online pledges to help him.
Jan 11, 2013 — Three years ago, a massive earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital city. Aid agencies from around the world pledged billions of dollars to help Haiti rebuild. But since then, many of the grand plans have fizzled, and some 350,000 Haitians still live in makeshift camps.
Dec 4, 2012 — But Jeffrey Hillman remains on the streets, the Daily News reports. City officials say they have tried to help him in various ways, but Hillman turns them down. A photo of of the officer giving Hillman boots on a frigid night captured many hearts.
Aug 15, 2012 — The Maslow Project teaches homeless children how to cope and become self-sufficient, using methods such as art therapy.
Aug 5, 2012 — Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday vulnerable D.C. residents can visit Bread for the City and get some clothing for themselves and their families.
Aug 3, 2012 — Project Homeless Connect pulls together agencies and services to host an annual one-stop shop for people living on the street.