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Homelessness is on the ballot in the midterms

(RNS) — There’s a recurring art installation I’m quite fond of. After it debuted to wide notoriety, commissions poured in from one city after the next — now nearing 100 across multiple continents. At first glance it looks like a standard bench, with a bundled-up figure lying across it —…
bubmag
October 28, 2022
Homeless

Care Courts: California focuses on mental illness to reduce homelessness

Last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment Act – an attempt at finding solutions for overlapping crises of homelessness and mental illness.   The law creates Care Courts, civil courts that will allow a broad array of interested parties to petition a judge to order…
bubmag
October 27, 2022
Homeless

Cork Simon reports record numbers moved out of homelessness

Cork Simon moved its highest number of people out of homelessness last year despite the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, chief executive Dermot Kavanagh said. Mr Kavanagh said Cork Simon moved 69 people from homelessness to secure and affordable, supported and independent, housing last year, while it supported 1,027 men…
bubmag
October 27, 2022
Homeless

Photographer in Focus: Khalik Allah

Khalik Allah is a New York based photographer who specialises in portraits taken in Harlem at night. Whilst he has done plenty of work outside of this brief definition of his style (he has made multiple films and he has photographed his homeland Jamaica frequently, etc.), Allah has become mainly…
bubmag
October 26, 2022