The Union of Concerned Scientists warns that extreme heat days will become more frequent and severe if carbon emissions continue at current levels.
Studies suggest that medical cannabis might be an effective PTSD treatment. The VA has come out against bills that would allow for further research.
Proposition 47 was meant to prevent minor drug offenders from being incarcerated and instead funneled into treatment. Thus far the plan has seen mixed results.
Middle-class pedestrians sometimes think an iPhone is a luxury for a poor person. In fact, that device can help them find resources, health care, and community.
Thirty-six percent of university and 46 percent of community-college students have insecure housing.
HUD requires communities to send out volunteers to tally homeless individuals one by one, often undercounting the number of people experiencing homelessness.
There are growing calls in San Diego to provide housing or resources for housing after patients are done receiving urgent medical care.
In Los Angeles, a city known for its sunshine and mild temperatures, more homeless people died of hypothermia last year than in New York City and San Francisco combined.
Due to an ongoing housing crisis, more and more people have nowhere to hide from this week's extreme cold.
Can the city's model work for chronic homelessness, in Houston and beyond?
In his inaugural address, Governor Gavin Newsom vowed to tackle homelessness, criminal justice reform, and inequality.
Though these ballot initiatives address the state's homelessness problem, many homeless people won't be able to vote on them.
Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, has pitted himself against Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter and Square, by spending millions of dollars to fund campaigns promoting the passage of a homelessness benefits initiative in the city.
New research finds it's an effective way to step into the shoes of someone less fortunate.
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Pacific Standard writer Jack Denton speaks with a childhood friend about the daily realities of living without a home.
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Despite a federal court ruling that reinforces the rights of the homeless, Skid Row residents live in fear of losing what little they have.
A plan under consideration by the Los Angeles Police Department would toss out warrants for homeless people who don't show up in court for minor offenses.