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Yakima Union Gospel Mission Comes Up Short for Thanksgiving, Seeks Community Donations

The Yakima Union Gospel Mission -- which has helped thousands of hungry local families and individuals over the years -- needs some help of its own now.

Donations are down lately, and the mission doesn't have enough food for Thanksgiving.

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Community Advocates Push for Homeless Village in North Idaho

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A nonprofit in northern Idaho is urging city officials to consider building a village of tiny houses to help keep some people warm through winter...

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Philadelphia Continues To Grapple With High Rate Of Deep Poverty
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Spokane Opens New Apartments for Homeless in ‘Housing First’ Approach

SPOKANE (AP) — Homeless residents in Spokane struggling with mental illness, substance abuse and other challenges can now find shelter at two recently opened apartment buildings...

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Yakima Considers Its Options for Setting Up a Homeless Camp [VIDEO]

The Yakima City Council held a special meeting Wednesday to address the issue of homelessness in Yakima.  In particular, the city wanted to provide an alternate location for a city sanctioned homeless camp as an option to impromptu camps on Chestnut near 6th and 7th street and behind the Depot on Yakima Avenue...

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Yakima’s Justice Housing Explains Its Homeless Plan at Chamber of Commerce Talk [VIDEO]

The Yakima Chamber of Commerce played host to a noon hour conversation on the homeless problem and what’s being done to help.   The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments was on hand for a presentation as was Yakima Neighborhood Health...

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Davis High School Cooks Seek Help in Providing Summer Shelter for the Homeless

Summer campouts aren't that much fun if you don't have anyplace else to go -- which is why the cooking staff from Davis High School is spearheading a "Summer Living for the Homeless" event this Saturday (May 21)...

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Yakima Neighborhood Health’s CEO Discusses Downtown Homeless Issue [VIDEO]

Homelessness is a problem all across the country. A national report called the State of Homelessness in America 2015 says nearly 600,000 people are without permanent residences. Yakima is no exception, but the ongoing effort to help may in fact be adding to a growing concern about bad behaviors by the homeless along East Yakima Avenue.

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Long-Term Solutions Are in the Works for Yakima’s Homeless Issues, YVCOG Chief Says [VIDEO]

We spoke this morning with Larry Mattson, executive director of the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, about the ongoing homeless problem on East Yakima Avenue...

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Downtown Businesses Dismayed Over East Yakima Avenue Homeless Problems [VIDEO]

The CEO of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce says she's hoping to work with the city and Yakima Neighborhood Health to resolve issues for downtown business owners and customers caused by a growing population of homeless people on East Yakima Avenue...

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National Academy of Science Report Shows US Poverty Rate To Be 15.8 Percent
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Growing Homeless Population Creates Concerns On East Yakima Avenue

Yakima city officials say they're trying to work with Yakima Neighborhood Health to resolve complaints from downtown business owners over a growing population of homeless people at the former bus depot on East Yakima Avenue...

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