America’s homeless population has risen this year for the first time since the Great Recession, propelled by the housing crisis afflicting the west coast, according to a new federal study. The study has found that 553,742 people were homeless on a single night this year, a 0.7% increase over last year. It suggests that despite a fizzy stock market and a burgeoning gross domestic product, the poorest Americans are still struggling to meet their most basic needs.
Joel Rubenzahl is not the kind of person who seems in need of government housing assistance. He lives by himself in a four-bedroom home that he bought for $923,500 in 2000, in a genteel area of Berkeley, California. After 45 years in the business of building low-income housing, he’s semi-retired and quietly prosperous thanks to some sound investments.
Ed Gold, a British photographer, is currently living in central Australia, in an Aboriginal community amid an expanse of heat-baked red earth and whirls of waving grass. But he is not spending much time photographing: instead he is keeping himself afloat by refueling cars and planes and working in a store. Despite having had numerous series published by the BBC on subjects ranging from the Afghan war to a day in the life of a Polish nurse, Gold, 48, is homeless and, much of the time, penniless.
A sportswear CEO says he may pull one of his companies out of downtown Portland over homelessness concerns.
As @thacherschmid writes, "the imbroglio is another cold splash of water for believers in 'Portland exceptionalism'":
The CEO of Columbia Sportswear said staff at one of his brand's headquarters in downtown Portland were being “threatened” and “menaced” by people “near our office” or “camping in the doorway,” and warned he may move the HQ out of the city:
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