Photo of the Amazon homeless shelter

Amazon’s Homeless Shelter Faces Seattle Crisis, Criticism

SEATTLE — A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed. When Amazon's offices reopen post-pand...
Photo of a homeless camp

San Francisco Sanctions Once-Shunned Homeless Encampments

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is joining other U.S. cities in authorizing homeless tent encampments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a move officials have long resisted but are now reluctantly embracing to safeguard homeless people. About 80 tents a...
Photo of homeless people in Salem, Ore.

Newsom: 60,000 Homeless Could Get Virus

SACRAMENTO — As worries about the spread of the coronavirus confine millions of Californians to their homes, concern is growing about those who have no homes in which to shelter. Gov. Gavin Newsom estimates up to 60,000 homeless could end up infected. “I ho...