Homeless

Pat Loeb
June 24, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Philadelphia health officials warn the city’s progress against COVID-19 is slowing, but there’s good news on the virus in the city’s shelter system: It’s been three weeks since they've had a new case. Read more here.
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Philadelphia and Delaware County officials at PHL airport
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Tim Jimenez
May 26, 2020 - 7:41 am
The city is evicting a group of homeless people who had been staying at Philadelphia International Airport during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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Dozens of homeless have taken up residence at Philadelphia International Airport, but a new rule limiting access to passengers and workers effective Friday has officials working to relocate them.
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KYW Staff
May 21, 2020 - 9:05 pm
Philadelphia officials have postponed a plan to relocate homeless people who’ve been living in the airport Friday morning. Read more here.
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Step Up to the Plate food donation
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Paul Kurtz
May 19, 2020 - 5:46 pm
As hundreds of thousands of people started to apply for unemployment benefits due to the coronavirus pandemic back in March, a collective of nonprofits, caterers and philanthropists quite literally stepped up to the plate. Read more here.
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Dozens of homeless have taken up residence at Philadelphia International Airport, but a new rule limiting access to passengers and workers effective Friday has officials working to relocate them.
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Pat Loeb
May 18, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new airport policy, limiting admittance to passengers and workers, takes effect Friday, and officials are trying to relocate dozens homeless people currently staying there before that deadline. Read more here.
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Step up to the Plate
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KYW Staff
April 16, 2020 - 11:09 am
Three nonprofits are joining forces with three local caterers to provide more meals for people experiencing homelessness, while the city is shut down. Read more here.
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Kimberly McGlonn, founder of nonprofit Grant Blvd, dropping off hand-sewn masks at Project HOME.
Grant Blvd
Kim Glovas
April 16, 2020 - 4:00 am
Project HOME needs masks for the people it serves — the homeless and the formerly homeless — as well as staff. Read more here.
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Holiday Inn
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Pat Loeb
April 15, 2020 - 3:57 pm
Philadelphia officials announced additional measures to help residents during the coronavirus crisis, including two more hotels dedicated to quarantining patients — indicating they think the pandemic could last a while longer. Read more here.
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Holiday Inn Express, Center City Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
April 15, 2020 - 7:01 am
Philadelphia has invested heavily in renting out the entire Holiday Inn Express in Center City and staffing it for use as a quarantine space for people who test positive with the coronavirus. Deputy Health Commissioner Caroline Johnson says the goal is to slow its spread in shelters, where social...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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KYW Staff
April 13, 2020 - 2:12 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “direct and flexible funding” and more resources for local governments. The Philadelphia health commissioner also said the overall trend of COVID-19 cases is down, offering “a sign of hope.” Read the latest here.
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