Rights extended to homeless people in the City of Miami for years will now be taken away. A federal judge approved of a plan today that will scale back an agreement reached 16 years ago that had allowed homeless in downtown Miami to pitch tents, build fires in parks, and relieve themselves in public ... More >>
The fact that Peter Rosello apparently filmed himself punching a homeless man in the groin has not stopped Peter Rosello from telling a judge that he's not guilty of punching a homeless man in the groin.Rosello, the son of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria and step-son of Hialeah power ... More >>
When the Homeless Trust was given $50 million from Miami-Dade county to build affordable housing, the 27-member board scoured the nation to find the best ways similar organizations had spent their money. They had been effective over a 20-year history, having reduced the number of homeless in Mi ... More >>
The longtime executive director of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust is set to retire, ending his term atop the agency amidst an ongoing lawsuit accusing him of bid-rigging.David Raymond, who has led the homeless group for a decade, improperly helped steer a $15 million contract to build a 300-bed homel ... More >>
Twenty years ago, the state government passed a law that sounded good on a very simple, surface level: all sports facilities that receive public funding must be used as homeless shelters when not in use. Of course, since the law went into effect not a single arena or stadium in the state has been ... More >>
via Flickr ronnie44052Juan-Carlos's new farmer's market?This morning, when I first heard that a Food Network star had been arrested and sentenced to jail, I figured that either Rachael Ray or Guy Fieri had finally been charged with prostitution. Instead I find out that the crime is much more sev ... More >>
A group of Ohioans have offered to send LeBron James' former Cavaliers jerseys to the homeless of Miami, a purportedly generous gesture to help clothe poor folks. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has offered to build a mosque and Islamic cultural center in the proximity of Ground Zero, a purportedly generous ... More >>
¡Mayday! has a monthly gig at Transit Lounge where they host the night for one Friday each month. Well, that Friday is tonight. But this particular night at Transit will be extra special as the event will double up as a charity drive in support of Miami's homeless population. Live music featurin ... More >>
This guy is not Daniel Zajac. He is, however, an angry homeless man.Daniel Zajac really hates sex offenders -- but not for the usual reasons. No, he loathes the gropey pervs because they foiled his swell digs: "They totally ruined everything." Zajac is a shelter-averse homeless man who star ... More >>
A local condo developer and a homeless advocacy group are nearing a landmark deal to house the remaining sex offenders living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.ICON BrickellThe offenders would be housed at Brickell high-rises that have been all b ... More >>
A bill that would classify certain attacks against the homeless as hate crimes is moving through the state legislature. Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti is championing it after a spate of unprovoked brutality on the homeless in his county, with security camera footage of some of the attacks making the ... More >>
After a conflict with Miami Police, the sex offenders who have been sent by the state to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway are getting some help from the American Civil Liberties Union. Yesterday the Florida branch of the ACLU delivered a letter to Miami Chief of Police John Timoney asking the ... More >>
Last week, New Times brought you the story of Cassy the squatter, the homeless Haitian mother who moved into a blue, bank-owned foreclosed house in Buena Vista with her young daughter. Her tale included a tribe of activists, a couple broken laws, and a mortgage lender none the wiser.Cassy, whose ... More >>
Don't cry. Just move into one of those empty homes around the corner.
Miami tallies its homeless.
Overnight with an artist through the hurly-burly of the very rich.
A scuffle minutes from the nation's sandy playground highlights its slimy underbelly
Will the mission's miseries tarnish the perception of Camillus House?
Missionary of Charity
How to be homeless on Miami Beach
From the issue of May 31, 2001
Mauricio Pavez came from Chile to Florida as a tourist. One mugging and eight months later, he refuses to leave.
Civics and spirituality. Politics and prayer. In the ongoing battle against inertia, Goulds bares the conflicts at its core.
The Coral Gables bus terminal is set for demolition -- presumably after officials address the plight of people living in it
A former resident files suit against the Miami Rescue Mission
The last of the FEMA trailer occupants are now rehoused. The question is: For how long?
See, you give me the stamps and I'll give you some money. Well, it's not my money, exactly.
Andy Menendez, the county's homeless czar, spreads a little holiday cheer
After years of doing nothing Dade County now plans to put 500 homeless people under one roof. It won't be in your neighborhood, of course.
Lu and Martha Castillo founded the Light Mission as a beacon of hope for Miami's homeless. Like all lights, this one sometimes flickers.
Dade has a big new plan to fight homelessness. Residents of the makeshift town on Watson Island might be a tough sell.
Last spring, when Dade County united with a local charity to help the hurricane's homeless, the partnership sounded too good to be true. It was.
The Rev. Clennon King is unique. Period.
Which will kill you first: Commuting regularly across I-395 in the pitch blackness, or holding your breath until the DOT fixes the streetlights?