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West Coast news organizations examine rise in homelessness

By: The Associated Press, Associated Press
December 7, 2017 Updated: December 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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photo - In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, Stephen Schofield looks on as police officials encourage him to get a Hepatitis A vaccination near where is living along the San Diego River in San Diego. A recent Hepatitis A outbreak - the worst epidemic of its kind in 20 years in the United States - reflects how much homelessness has become a crisis in San Diego, a top tourist destination known for its sunny weather, surfing and fish tacos that bills itself as "America's Finest City." (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, Stephen Schofield looks on as police officials encourage him to get a Hepatitis A vaccination near where is living along the San Diego River in San Diego. A recent Hepatitis A outbreak - the worst epidemic of its kind in 20 years in the United States - reflects how much homelessness has become a crisis in San Diego, a top tourist destination known for its sunny weather, surfing and fish tacos that bills itself as "America's Finest City." (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) 

Homelessness has reached unprecedented proportions on America's West Coast, causing the national homeless population to increase this year for the first time since 2010. Here's a look at coverage of the crisis from news organizations in the region:

East Bay Times: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/tag/homelessness/

Hawaii News Now: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/285127/homeless-in-hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser: http://www.staradvertiser.com/homeless-in-hawaii/

Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/homeless/

San Diego Union-Tribune: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/homelessness/

San Jose (California) Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/tag/homelessness/

Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/

SFGATE: http://www.sfgate.com/homeless/

KGW: http://www.kgw.com/news/investigations/tent-city-usa/481821382

Long Beach Press-Telegram: http://www.presstelegram.com/tag/homeless/

Los Angeles Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com/tag/homeless/

Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/topic/social-issues/homelessness/14009000-topic.html

Orange County Register: http://www.ocregister.com/tag/homeless/

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