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Pop-up shelters that can be assembled in 20 minutes without tools could help address California’s mounting homelessness crisis

Sacramento's mayor is pushing to have 150 of the tiny shelters built before winter, following a demonstration outside city hall.
Street scene in Chinatown in the Manhattan district. Chinatown is at the top of the list of sights of almost all New York visitors.

4 homeless men appear to have been killed with a metal object in New York City’s Chinatown while they were sleeping

A 24-year-old man who is also believed to be homeless was taken into custody after he was found nearby with a metal object.
A homeless woman sits bundled against the cold as she begs for handouts on East 42nd Street in the Manhattan borough of New York

Google contractors allegedly offered darker-skinned homeless people $5 dollar gift cards to scan their faces for facial recognition software

Multiple sources claiming to have worked on the data collection project claim they were instructed to record the faces of homeless people

San Francisco residents bought boulders to deter homeless people on their block. The city says the rocks weren’t big enough.

San Francisco residents placed boulders in an alley to prevent homeless encampments. The rocks have been removed after neighbors got death threats.

San Francisco’s dirtiest street has an outdoor drug market, discarded heroin needles, and piles of poop on the sidewalk

Residents of Hyde Street's 300 block report having to hose down urine in front of their offices or hold their breath to avoid the stench of feces.
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S, April 9, 2017.

Trump claims San Francisco is infested with dirty syringes and human waste, and says the city is ‘going to hell’

Trump claimed, without evidence, that dirty syringes and human waste were breaching Sam Francisco's storm drains and contaminating ocean water.
U.S. President Trump visits a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa

Trump claims San Francisco’s homeless are polluting the ocean with needles and threatens to fine the city

San Francisco's mayor dismissed Trump's claims and said that the city has one of the US's "most effective" waste systems, which filters out debris.
A pair of sisters sit in the doorway of their caravan in London.

England’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that children are living in shipping containers, doing homework on the toilet, and eating on floors. ...

The Children's Commissioner's Office found families living in cramped shipping containers, bed and breakfasts, and converted office buildings.

20 rich and famous people who were once homeless

Before they rose to fame, some of the world's richest and most successful people were homeless.
Michael Platt.

A 13-year-old runs his own bakery and matches every sale with a donation to the homeless

Michael Platt, 13, runs a bakery called Michael's Desserts, which operates on a one-for-one donation model and is based in Washington, DC.