Office of Homeless Services

Norman Boch
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Pat Loeb
June 25, 2019 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With tourist and convention season about to kick into high gear, Philadelphia officials are re-starting the effort to reduce street homelessness and panhandling in public places. That includes expanding a new program that provides same-day work and pay . Norman Boch...
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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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Code Blue
KYW Newsradio
February 25, 2019 - 12:55 pm
UPDATED: Feb. 26, 12:15 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Code Blue , which went into effect Monday afternoon, has been extended until 11 a.m. Wednesday. Due to extremely cold conditions, Code Blue will begin today at 3 p.m. and run through Tuesday at 11 a.m. Dial 215-232-1984 if...
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City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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Pat Loeb
June 26, 2018 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia task force has developed a plan for reducing evictions in the city, an occurrence officials say is at crisis levels. The plan takes the novel approach of considering landlords' struggles as well as tenants. The task force has been meeting since...
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