- ABC NewsApr 16 15:08 PM
A homeless man in Tampa, Florida, discovered a forgotten bank account, which had been collecting pension over the years, police said.
- Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsApr 17 5:24 AM
After retiring recently from a 32-year career on the San Mateo, Calif., police force, Robert Anderson could be taking life easy, enjoying soft breezes on a tropical beach. Because of his efforts, many of the people he came to know on the streets have moved into stable housing in a place and in a program Mr. Anderson helped to create. When he was a 19-year-old political science major at San Jose...
- Denver PostApr 15 1:17 AM
DENVER (AP) — Homeless people in Colorado told state lawmakers Wednesday of being kicked by police, blocked from sleeping and thrown in jail for sitting in parks as lawmakers started work on a bill giving homeless people the right to seek civil remedies if they're harassed by authorities while resting in public.
- Good Morning America via Yahoo! NewsApr 17 7:05 AM
With the help of a cop and homeless shelter case manager, John Helinski, 62, discovered a forgotten bank account that has been collecting Social Security disability benefits for years, he told ABC News today. Tampa Police Department Officer Daniel McDonald and Helinski’s case manager, Charles Inman of Drug Abuse and Comprehensive Coordinating Office Inc. (DACCO), have spent the past few weeks ...
- Takepart.com via Yahoo! NewsApr 18 7:51 AM
A Texas chef turned a “religious freedom” bill on its head when she told police this week that the controversial legislation protects her the right to feed the homeless in her city. Joan Cheever has been serving restaurant-quality meals to homeless people from her non-profit truck, dubbed the “Chow Train,” in a downtown San Antonio park for ten years. “I have a legal right to do this,” Cheever ...
- ABC NewsApr 16 9:17 AM
John Helinski, homeless man, good samaritan, good fortune, bank account found
- FOX30 / CBS47 JacksonvilleApr 17 11:17 AM
A lawyer for a homeless Reno man has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing sheriff’s deputies of routinely seizing and destroying homeless people’s property without prior notice or due process.
- The New Zealand HeraldApr 16 14:44 PM
A man who was homeless for three years found a bank account that he had completely forgotten about with enough money to allow him to put down a deposit on a house.John Helinski, 62, lived in cardboard boxes by a bus stop in Tampa,...
- San Antonio Express-NewsApr 17 10:43 AM
In response to Joan Cheever's recent citation from San Antonio police officers for feeding the homeless, Councilman Ron Nirenberg has called for a briefing on the city's approach to homelessness.
- The Washington TimesApr 15 21:26 PM
DENVER — Homeless people would have a right to sleep in public places — and sue for damages if it's denied — under a “right to rest” bill under consideration in the Colorado legislature. Also known as the Homeless Bill of Rights, the Colorado legislation would give people ...
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