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Oregon Prison to Be Repurposed to Provide Homes for the Homeless in October

The Wapato Jail in north Portland will soon be open to house hundreds of homeless. It will no longer be known as Wapato Jail after a recent rededication ceremony, which included symbolically cutting the razor wire surrounding the facility. The Bybee Lakes Hope Center will…

San Diego Plans to Buy 2 Marriott Hotels With 336 Rooms to House the Homeless

The City of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission are planning to purchase two Marriott hotels to turn into permanent apartments for 336 of the city’s homeless. The new tenants would likely be relocated from the San Diego Convention Center, which has been…

A Safe Haven for Orange County’s Troubled Women

Tucked between businesses on N. Broadway and 15th St. in Santa Ana, Calif., is WISEPlace—a place for women in need of housing support and help on the path toward self-reliance. “Our phone is, unfortunately, ringing off the hook,” WISEPlace CEO Brateil Aghasi told The Epoch…

The GoFundMe Economy Was Never Going to Work

Across the country, parents are using Facebook to form “pandemic pods,” hiring tutors or out-of-work teachers to educate their kids as school district after school district announces that it will go partially or fully virtual. Beloved mom-and-pop stores are flooding sites such as GoFundMe to…

The Golden Era That Wasn’t

“If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of…

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