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Council in the News

Read below for recent stories involving the National HCH Council or its research.


‘One eye open.’ Sleepless in a Seattle tent

October 14, 2019

4 Homeless Killed in Manhattan Attacks

The Epoch Times
October 5, 2019

Atlanta street team offers medical care, hope and no judgment

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 6, 2019

City plays ‘Baby Shark’ on loop to keep homeless from sleeping in waterfront park

Washington Post
July 19, 2019

New Homeless Center Opening Today In East Portland

FM News 101 KXL
July 9, 2019

‘Medical respite’ offers a place to rest in U.S. cities battling homelessness

July 9, 2019

Respite house celebrates 1-year anniversary of serving the homeless

Superior Telegram
July 5, 2019

Warmer days ahead make it tough for Indy’s homeless population

Fox59 News
June 28, 2019

‘They Are Invisible.’ Rural Homelessness, Made Worse By Opioid Crisis, Presents Special Challenges

June 24, 2019

From their perspective: Photos taken by those experiencing homelessness show harsh realities, humanity

Yakima Herald
June 22, 2019

As homeless are suffering, risk of hepatitis, typhus and other diseases is growing

USA Today
June 18, 2019

The Local Impact of Trump’s Proposed Rollback on Trans Protections

Nashville Scene
June 12, 2019

Experts say housing is the first step on the road to recovery from substance abuse

Street Sense Media
June 12, 2019

Return of Medieval Diseases Feared in California

The Vintage News
June 7, 2019

11-year-old hands out cold water to the homeless during dangerous heat wave

Yahoo Lifestyle
May 31, 2019

More than 50 activists rally for housing rights outside the White House

Street Sense Media
May 30, 2019

At The Broken Places: When A Child Comes Out As Transgender, Parents Need Support Too

Connecticut Public Radio/WNPR
May 27, 2019

The Next Louisville: For Vulnerable Young Adults, Ending Homelessness Requires Dedicated Effort

May 23, 2019

San Diego Homeless Deaths Doubled in the Last Decade

Voice of San Diego
May 13, 2019

Dr. Janelle Goetcheus to Transition from Chief Medical Officer at Unity Health Care

PR Newswire
April 25, 2019

It’s Been a Rough Road for Program to Get Addicted Offenders Off the Street

Voice of San Diego
April 18, 2019

Like many others, I barely slept when I was homeless. Here’s why that’s a problem

April 17, 2019

Supporting those without shelter

Newport News Times
April 5, 2019

What Nonprofit Leaders Wish More People Knew

Stanford Social Innovation Review
April 5, 2019

Taken for a Ride: How Ambulance Debt Afflicts the Extreme Poor

The American Prospect
March 29, 2019

Standardizing Social Determinants Of Health Assessments

Health Affairs
March 18, 2019

A Revolving Door of Risk: Homelessness and Recidivism

Anchorage Press
March 12, 2019

Housing Has Healing Abilities But at What Copay?
March 11, 2019

San Diego Tenants Union Speaks Out on City Council Work Plan and The Homeless

March 10, 2019

Caught in the storm: Tackling homelessness in record snowfall

Arizona Daily Sun
March 9, 2019

Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless

The Atlantic
March 8, 2019

Homing in on health: U.S. homeless prescribed stable, safe housing

Thomson Reuters
March 7, 2019

Baptist Operation Outreach opens new facility to better serve homeless

Daily Memphian
March 2, 2019

L.A. has great weather, yet more homeless die of the cold here than in New York

Los Angeles Times
February 17, 2019

Anti-homelessness is nothing but a band-aid solution

Sonoma State Star
February 17, 2019

Hospitals Turn to Housing to Help Homeless Patients

February 13, 2019

What you need to know about the storm and how it’s affecting people experiencing homelessness in Seattle

Real Change
February 13, 2019

Polar Vortex 2019: How Homeless Shelters Helped Fellow Chicagoans

The Torch
February 11, 2019

Trump’s problematic transgender military ban

The Commonwealth Times
February 1, 2019

Nowhere To Go: U.S. weather sees homeless people freeze to death as -60C polar vortex hits Chicago and Midwest

The Sun
February 1, 2019

Hotels for Homeless: Anonymous Donor Helps 70 Vagrants Stuck in Bitter Chicago Cold

The Epoch Times
February 1, 2019

Chicago Scrambles to Protect Its Homeless From Life-Threatening Polar Vortex

January 29, 2019

Chicago Moves to Help Homeless Population Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Cold

The Weather Channel
January 29, 2019

How to stay warm, safe, and savvy during the polar vortex in Pittsburgh

The Incline
January 29, 2019

Is homelessness hopeless? Ending the crisis is urgent.

The Hill
January 14, 2019

Corvallis homeless population at risk during cold weather season

The Daily Barometer
January 14, 2019

Once again, homeless deaths in King County appear to break record

The Seattle Times
January 9, 2019

A good Samaritan found Martin with an amputated foot at a bus stop. Why was he there?
January 8, 2019

Shelters help homeless stay warm
January 3, 2019


To help the homeless, offer shelter that allows deep sleep

San Francisco Chronicle
December 28, 2018

You’re homeless, but you have to leave the hospital. Where do you go?

The Seattle Times
December 24, 2018

Good Practice: Medical Respite Programs Offer Homeless Patients a Place to Go

December 20, 2018

To Help the Homeless, Offer Shelter That Allows Deep Sleep

San Francisco Chronicle
December 20, 2018

Homeless Memorial Scheduled in Hyannis
December 20, 2018

Memorial Service for Homeless Planned Friday in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoman
December 18, 2018

‘We speak their names:’ Memorial Honors Eight Homeless People Who Died in Longmont This Year

Times-Call News
December 17, 2018

Homeless Memorial Day Ceremony Planned in Amarillo

The Amarillo Pioneer
December 17, 2018

Coalition Hopes to Teach Brisben Center Residents Healthy Cooking and Eating Skills

The Free Lance-Star
December 16, 2018

Winter Gear Replaces Ornaments on Trees Downtown
December 14, 2018

Brunswick Shelter to Hold Annual Vigil for Homeless

The Forecaster
December 12, 2018

Community’s Homeless Population Tells About Its Struggles

Mohave Valley Daily News
December 11, 2018

Hospitalizations Rising Among the Homeless

U.S. News & World Report
December 11, 2018

Day of Remembrance Highlights Need for Better Health Care for the Homeless

Billings Gazette
December 11, 2018

Care With a Side of Comfort Promises Big Savings in Health Costs

Roll Call
December 10, 2018

Parkland Students Struggle with Homelessness

the Prospectus
December 7, 2018

Memorial service, meal to highlight plight of homeless

November 22, 2018

Homeless for the holidays, some in Delaware seek help, treatment

Delaware Online
November 21, 2018

Seidman: Creating a Healthy Community Takes a Level Playing Field

November 18, 2018

Accessibility and Affordability Must Go Hand in Hand

The Washington Post
November 16, 2018

Homeless in Charlotte Seeking Medical Respite Care After Hospital Stays

November 15, 2018

Lincoln City Shelter Closed as Mercury Drops

Newport News Times
November 14, 2018

Hate Crimes Against the Homeless

The Argonaut
October 10, 2018

Local Group Works to Help Homeless Veterans Before Bitter Cold

Fox Illinois
September 29, 2018

Bremerton Respite Program Gives Homeless Patients a Place to Recover

Kitsap Sun
September 22, 2018

Sleep Deprivation Is An ‘Unrecognized Problem’ for Homeless People

September 27, 2018

The Homeless Get Sick; ‘Street Medicine’ Is There for Them

Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts
September 18, 2018

Resources to Assist Those Experiencing Homelessness

The Campanil
September 17, 2018

Fort Myers Smokers Forced Onto City Streets by HUD Smoking Ban

Fort Myers News-Press
September 4, 2018

Rx For Health: A Place To Call Home

Health Affairs Blog
August 27, 2018

Homeless Camps are a Symptom, Not the Disease

Connect Savannah
August 15, 2018

At a Philly Transit Hub, a Stabbing Highlights the Dangers Faced by City Homeless

The Inquirer
August 10, 2018

You Asked: Do Retired Folks Become Homeless?

Real Change
August 8, 2018

Lack of Housing Takes Heavy Toll on Health

Palo Alto Online
July 26, 2018

Young, Homeless and Sick

Mountain View Voice
July 20, 2018

Housing for Homeless Creates Opportunity for Clients

Florida Today
June 26, 2018

Staying Involved Helped One Man Out of Homelessness and Empowers Others

Public Health Insider
June 21, 2018

Can Homelessness Programs Make Money — and Should They?

June 1, 2018

Old, Sick, and Homeless: A Few Providers Try and Keep Senior Citizens from Dying in the Streets

The Yakima-Herald
May 23, 2018

The GPs Offering a Lifeline to Homeless Patients

The Guardian
May 23, 2018

Homeless in Seattle

The Weekly Standard
April 8, 2018

Hospitals Are Releasing Homeless Patients Back To The Streets. There’s A Better Way.

April 24, 2018

Social Determinants of Health: Stretching Health Care’s Job Description

Managed Care
March 29, 2018

Study Shows Circle the City Medical Respite Care for the Homeless Saves Money

Phoenix Business Journal
March 12, 2018

Deaths of Homeless People Go Uncounted in Oakland – and Most Places

San Francisco Chronicle
March 11, 2018

Crowded Shelters and the Vicious Flu Brew Perfect Storm for the Homeless

Kaiser Health News
March 7, 2018

Civil rights, housing, community development groups slam HUD’s fair housing rule delay

January 8, 2018

Living in the Cold: What it Feels Like to be Homeless in Freezing Weather

Montgomery Advertiser
January 4, 2018

Help the Mission Weather the Storm

January 4, 2018


Cape Cod Vigils Remember Homeless Who Died in 2017
December 22, 2017

Cities Across the U.S. Honor ‘Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day’

December 21, 2017

Rockford’s Homeless Remembered During Memorial Service

Rockford Register Star
December 21, 2017

Mean and Deadly Streets for Homeless People

Albuquerque Journal
December 21, 2017

On Longest Night of the Year, Virginia Beach to Hold Vigil for Those Who Died Homeless

Southside Daily
December 20, 2017

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, the Longest Night of the Year to Be Without a Home

Cambridge Community Television
December 19, 2017

Hudson River Housing to Mark Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day

Poughkeepsie Journal
December 19, 2017

Vigils Honor Homeless Who Died in the Last Year

The Modesto Bee
December 19, 2017

AtlantiCare to Hold Vigil for Those Lost to Homelessness
December 18, 2017

Candlelight Vigil Will Honor Homeless People Who Died in 2017

Billings Gazette
December 13, 2017

Four Million Young People Were Homeless Last Year. Four Million.

Mother Jones
November 17, 2017

The Role of Medicaid and Impact of the Medicaid Expansion for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Kaiser Family Foundation
October 3, 2017

How a Lack of Public Restrooms Helped Spread a Deadly Hepatitis Outbreak

September 21, 2017

New York Needs to Take Homelessness Solutions Into Its Own Hands; Here’s How

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
September 7, 2017

Central City Concern Taps New Leader to Replace Blackburn

Portland Business Journal
August 14, 2017

Study Links Stable Housing with Better Healthcare Access

Modern Healthcare
June 5, 2017

If Housing is Health Care, Should Insurers Pay?

Hospitals & Health Networks
March 14, 2017

Obamacare Helped the Homeless, Who Now Worry About Coverage Repeal

February 7, 2017

Homelessness as a Medical Condition? Hawaiian Politician Seeks Healthcare Funding for the Homeless and Would Allow Doctors to Prescribe Housing

Daily Mail
January 26, 2017

Activists Mourn Steady Pace of Homeless Deaths in the Nation’s Capital

Street Sense Media
January 22, 2017


Trump Hasn’t Said Much About Homelessness—and That’s Making a Lot of People Nervous

Mother Jones
December 8, 2016

Why Some People Aren’t Celebrating This Smoking Ban

December 1, 2016

Taking It To the Streets: Mobile Clinic Planned for Proposed S.L. Homeless Resource Centers

Deseret News
October 12, 2016

Smoking Ban for Public Housing Sparks Backlash

The Hill
August 25, 2016

Four Trends in Health Care That Were Pioneered in Homeless Medicine

August 5, 2016

Homeless People Are Older and Sicker Than Ever Before. Here’s One Way to Help.

Mother Jones
June 30, 2016

Dr. David Satcher: Make Health a Part of All Policy

Street Roots News
May 24, 2016

John Lozier: ‘Housing is Health Care’

Street Roots News
May 23, 2016

Questions Linger as $14 Million Health Fraud Trial of Jonathan Dunning Begins Monday
May 22, 2016

Housing Advocate Art Rios Fought the System; Now He Fights Within It

Street Root News
May 19, 2016

How has the ACA Medicaid Expansion Affected Providers Serving the Homeless Population: Analysis of Coverage, Revenues, and Costs

Kaiser Family Foundation
March 15, 2016

Solving The Growing Health Needs Of America’s Elderly Homeless

Think Progress
February 10, 2016


Spousal Abuse: The ‘Silent Illness’ Driving Women Into Homelessness

Aljazeera America
August 14, 2015

Patient Dumping in America: Hospitals Discharging Sick Homeless Back Onto the Street

Fox News Health
May 14, 2015

For Savannah’s Elderly and Homeless, Medical Care Can Be Out of Reach

Georgia Public Broadcasting
February 17, 2015

‘Housing First’ Policy for Addressing Homelessness Hamstrung By Funding Issues

The American Prospect
January 27, 2015


‘Housing First’ Policy for Addressing Homelessness Hamstrung By Funding Issues

The Times-Picayune
October 2, 2014

National discussions on health care, homelessness offer hope

Street Roots News
June 17, 2014

FBI, HHS probe two Alabama community health centers amid allegations of fraud and patient safety issues
April 27, 2014

Calling for Help

The Inlander
April 16, 2014


Birmingham Health Care is the least accessible to the homeless seeking health care, study finds
April 26, 2013

Older, Homeless, No Family Caregiver – What Do They Do?

March 27, 2013


An East Nashville Christmas is a one-of-a-kind retro, rootsy holiday album dedicated to those without homes for the holidays

The Nashville Scene
December 13, 2012

1 in 3 is Obese – Even the Homeless

May 25, 2012

‘Care In Your Heart’: Homeless Health Care Costs Prompt Experiments On The Margins

Huffington Post
April 26, 2012


For the homeless, federal changes promise better access to health care

Washington Post
August 20, 2010

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