Yes, they did. But many people lose everything because of disabilities and medical bills. Usually due to cancer. Their mental illness comes from being homeless and sick.
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City rule enforcement waits on homeless shelter
Santa Clarita city officials emphasized they don’t plan to cite the homeless for sleeping on sidewalks before a year-round shelter is built, after a federal court ruled Tuesday that it’s unlawful to prosecute the homeless for sleeping on public property.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned a district court decision in favor of the city of Boise, Idaho, in a case in which homeless people challenged city ordinances that barred them from staying overnight on public property.
In June, the Santa Clarita City Council approved a municipal code amendment that was geared toward preventing people from “living” in public places, raising objections from several residents who argued that the amendment would negatively impact the homeless.
“The ruling of the 9th Circuit Court doesn’t have any material impact on the city because while the ordinance is technically in place, we had directed city staff not to enforce it until we have a year-round shelter,” City Councilman Cameron Smyth said Wednesday.
The amendment to the city ordinance expanded the definition of “public places” and allowed city officials to address any encampment or dwelling that may arise at new municipal facilities.
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Ten percent of New York City public school students are homeless. That’s 114,659 students.
Last year, the number of city students in temporary housing topped 100,000 children for the third consecutive year, according to state data released Monday by Advocates for Children of New York, a group that provides legal and advocacy services for needy students.
Those students are the most vulnerable victims of homelessness, an issue that has dogged Mayor Bill de Blasio since he took office in 2014. But as the number of homeless children continues to swell, there hasn’t been a significant increase in public or private dollars spent to support these students.
New York City has one of the highest populations of homeless students of any big city in America. About 5 percent of students in Chicago’s public schools were homeless last year, and just above 3 percent of Los Angeles’ students were homeless in 2016.
The homelessness problem has left shelters at capacity and more people sleeping on streets and subways. Close to 38,000 homeless students lived in a shelter last year, down slightly from the previous year; the rest stayed with relatives while their families looked for permanent housing.
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― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace