Homeless

A homeless person sleeping in a doorway.
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Tim Jimenez
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The numbers are now in from Philadelphia's annual count of homeless people out on the streets of the city, and city officials say they show some progress. Back in January, Philadelphia had its annual "Point in Time" count. After crunching the numbers and analyzing the...
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Dylan Chidick of Jersey City, NJ and his mother Khadine Phillip hold his seventeen acceptance letters from college.
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March 15, 2019 - 11:22 am
Jersey City, New Jersey (WPIX) — Homeless students have rougher times in school than many others, but one New Jersey teen whose family struggled through homelessness beat the odds. Dylan Chidick, 17, has been accepted to 17 colleges. Chidick, who's class president at Henry Snyder High School, was...
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Mark Abrams
February 19, 2019 - 4:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks were distributed to the homeless on Tuesday by Broad Street Ministry, items especially critical at this time. Brenna McGinnis, director of hospitality for Broad Street Ministry, says volunteer podiatrists were on hand for foot...
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Code Blue
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Rachel Kurland
February 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has advised a Code Blue to go into effect Monday at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Tuesday. "Temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing," said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez in a press release. "...
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Keon Gerow
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Cherri Gregg
February 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Keon Gerow, pastor of Catalyst Church in West Philadelphia, describes his congregation as one of activism and progress. The Morehouse College and Princeton University graduate grew up in poverty in Baltimore. He did not know his father, but his single mother, despite...
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City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
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Tim Jimenez
January 31, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials shut down the last of four major homeless encampments in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Thursday morning, known as Emerald City. The tents, tattered furniture and other dreary conditions along Emerald Street near Lehigh Avenue have been a symbol...
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Code Blue
KYW Newsradio
January 30, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Code Blue issued on Tuesday is still in effect in the city of Philadelphia until further notice. During bitter cold conditions, when the temperature nears 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, special measures are taken to keep homeless people safe. This includes...
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A homeless person sleeping in a doorway.
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An army of volunteers will fan out across Philadelphia Tuesday night to count the number of people sleeping on the street. The annual Point-in-Time Count is required for funding by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but advocates note it overlooks a...
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Code Blue
KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
January 21, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With sub-freezing temperatures lingering until midweek, county and city officials throughout the Delaware Valley have issued Code Blue warnings. The cold snap is all hands on deck. There are about a dozen nonprofit workers and volunteers scouring Philadelphia,...
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