Why homeless Britons are turning to the Sikh community for food – via BBC News

“Homeless people in the UK are getting free meals thanks to a centuries-old Sikh tradition. Why, asks Rajeev Gupta.”

See more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31557192

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Over 3,000 People Volunteered To Help Count New York City’s Homeless – via The Huffington Post

NEW YORK — Drew Cochran, 18, grew up in the “middle of nowhere” Idaho, where he said he rarely — if ever — saw a homeless person on the street.

See more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/13/new-york-city-homeless_n_6674564.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000058

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Seattle mayor defends plan to open tent cities to curb rising homelessness – via AJ

“Seattle city officials on Friday defended plans to open three tent encampments in response to rising homelessness, saying a compromise is necessary to ensure that thousands of people have a safe place to sleep while the city works on more permanent solutions.”

See more here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/7/seattle-homeless-camps.html

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Big Data Could Help Some of the 200,000 NYC Households That Get Eviction Notices This Year – via Next City

“An eviction assistance pilot program using data analytics helped about 65 families avoid homelessness last year in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood.”

See more here: http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/evicted-help-new-york-homelessness-prevention

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Homeless Veteran Set On Fire Gets Outpouring Of Support From Community – via The Huffington Post

“A stunned California community is demanding justice and offering an outpouring support for a homeless veteran who was set on fire in a gruesome attack.”

See more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/23/homeless-man-set-on-fire_n_6527168.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

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Homeless veterans get free eye exams, glasses – via AZ Central

“Ray Sutton peered through a pair of used eyeglasses and attempted to read the print on the “Military Spouse” magazine he picked up at a homeless shelter in Phoenix Saturday.”

See more here: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2015/01/17/arizona-homless-glasses/21925253/?hootPostID=%5B%2750a2acd165d4788751f1d235acc1bb74%27%5D

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A homeless man was found impaled on a spike in a square in London’s Kensington – but who was he and why did he die? – via The Independant

“When a homeless man’s body was found in one of the richest corners of London, the city barely flinched. Simon Usborne tells the story of a man who passed through our capital – and was always passed by.”

See more here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/a-homeless-man-was-found-impaled-on-a-spike-in-a-square-in-londons-kensington–but-who-was-he-and-why-did-he-die-9981456.html

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