Displacement in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian

Eyes on the Storm: An In-depth Look at the Devastating Aftereffects of a Natural Disaster 185 MPH winds stirred the coastlines of the Bahamas, the Southeastern United States, and Atlantic Canada between August 28th and September 8th during what is … Continue reading → The post Displacement in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian appeared first … Read moreDisplacement in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian

Descent into Homelessness: Waving not Drowning

Editor’s note: In this six-part series, Denise documents her journey through homelessness. From normality, to troubled and teetering to full blown devastation and back again, she shares her story. This is part four; click here for part three. There are … Continue reading → The post Descent into Homelessness: Waving not Drowning appeared first on … Read moreDescent into Homelessness: Waving not Drowning

Should Money Be Prescribed to Cure Homelessness?

One Canadian Doctor Says Yes! Toronto-based family physician and clinical research expert Dr. Gary Bloch of St. Michael’s Hospital and Inner City Health Associates has a rather unorthodox prescription plan. Since 2005, the social justice advocate and medical practitioner has … Continue reading → The post Should Money Be Prescribed to Cure Homelessness? appeared first … Read moreShould Money Be Prescribed to Cure Homelessness?

New ‘Working Poor’ Class Struggles to Find Housing

My husband and I sat anxiously on the floor at the back of a crowded courtroom. For nearly eight hours, we waited for our names to be called. One by one, I watched families lose their homes. An indifferent judge … Continue reading → The post New ‘Working Poor’ Class Struggles to Find Housing appeared … Read moreNew ‘Working Poor’ Class Struggles to Find Housing

How Much Do Panhandlers Actually Make?

And how many are secret millionaires just waiting to be exposed? We’ve all heard the stories of panhandlers making hundreds of dollars in just a few hours. With a particularly bombastic storyteller, the number could even be in the thousands. … Continue reading → The post How Much Do Panhandlers Actually Make? appeared first on … Read moreHow Much Do Panhandlers Actually Make?

Descent into Homelessness: Groundhog Day

Editor’s note: In this six-part series, Denise documents her journey through homelessness. From normality, to troubled and teetering to full blown devastation and back again, she shares her story. This is part three; click here for part two. My days … Continue reading → The post Descent into Homelessness: Groundhog Day appeared first on Invisible … Read moreDescent into Homelessness: Groundhog Day

Homelessness and The Just World Hypothesis

Even though my husband and I are safely housed today, I often consider whether we could have done things differently. Maybe if I had done things differently, I could have prevented homelessness for us. I often consider the alternate reality … Continue reading → The post Homelessness and The Just World Hypothesis appeared first on … Read moreHomelessness and The Just World Hypothesis

How Sports Impact Homeless People

Cardiff famously played host to the biggest sporting event of 2017—the UEFA Champions League Finals. Some 300,000 fans descended on the Welsh capital to watch Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, and millions more watched in homes and pubs the world … Continue reading → The post How Sports Impact Homeless People appeared first on Invisible … Read moreHow Sports Impact Homeless People

The Streets Instead of a Shelter – Is It Worth It?

The average person doesn’t seem to understand why most homeless people choose the streets in order to avoid shelters. As I’ve written in my book “The Shelter of the Shade Tree”, staying in a homeless shelter is comparable to jail. … Continue reading → The post The Streets Instead of a Shelter – Is It … Read moreThe Streets Instead of a Shelter – Is It Worth It?

Study Proves Media Grossly Misrepresents Homelessness

There’s a reason our publication is called Invisible People. Homelessness is an issue most choose not to see. This variation of selective blindness garners powerful, harmful results. Yet, all those results exist behind a velvet curtain. Very few are willing … Continue reading → The post Study Proves Media Grossly Misrepresents Homelessness appeared first on … Read moreStudy Proves Media Grossly Misrepresents Homelessness

Descent Into Homelessness: Stop All the Clocks

Editor’s note: In this six-part series, Denise documents her journey through homelessness. From normality, to troubled and teetering to full blown devastation and back again, she shares her story: Descent into Homelessness. Click here for part one. Bear is dead. … Continue reading → The post Descent Into Homelessness: Stop All the Clocks appeared first … Read moreDescent Into Homelessness: Stop All the Clocks

Canada Struggles to House New Refugees

This is Everybody’s Problem A recent study conducted by Employment and Social Development Canada shows more and more people seeking refuge in Canada are winding up with no safe place to live. While this is occurring in Canada, it has … Continue reading → The post Canada Struggles to House New Refugees appeared first on … Read moreCanada Struggles to House New Refugees

Local Opposition Stops Affordable Housing in its Tracks

We will not be considering whether we allow homeless in our neighborhoods, because they are already in our neighborhoods. The question is whether we are going to allow them to be housed, and how. That was how San Jose Mayor … Continue reading → The post Local Opposition Stops Affordable Housing in its Tracks appeared … Read moreLocal Opposition Stops Affordable Housing in its Tracks

UK’s Shipping Container Homes: Pathway or Prison?

These micro flats are popping up all over, but are they really a good solution? If you’ve strolled through London lately, you may have noticed a modern, brightly coloured building in what used to be an underused lot in Ealing. … Continue reading → The post UK’s Shipping Container Homes: Pathway or Prison? appeared first … Read moreUK’s Shipping Container Homes: Pathway or Prison?

The Stigma Blues: Homeless and Mentally Ill

American society routinely stigmatizes homeless and mentally ill people as “the homeless” and “the mentally ill.” Please don’t do that. As the late and legendary folksinger, war veteran, union activist and homeless advocate U. Utah Phillips said, “They are not … Continue reading → The post The Stigma Blues: Homeless and Mentally Ill appeared first … Read moreThe Stigma Blues: Homeless and Mentally Ill

What Housing Really Looks Like in 2019 America

When we think of a strained economy, our minds naturally gravitate toward inequality in wealth. Wealth certainly plays a massive role in socioeconomics. But there are other equal, or perhaps even more important factors coming into play in a complex … Continue reading → The post What Housing Really Looks Like in 2019 America appeared … Read moreWhat Housing Really Looks Like in 2019 America

Diabetes Hits the Homeless Community Hard

The life expectancy in the homeless population is astoundingly lower than that of the housed population. Studies suggest the average male homeless person will die at the tender age of 56. A female homeless person will average even fewer years … Continue reading → The post Diabetes Hits the Homeless Community Hard appeared first on … Read moreDiabetes Hits the Homeless Community Hard

Four Obstacles Facing Working Homeless People

In a world where jobs don’t just fall out of the sky like confetti after the one-millionth person yells “get a job!” There are many people who fall into homelessness after losing a job. Unfortunately, it’s also possible to become … Continue reading → The post Four Obstacles Facing Working Homeless People appeared first on … Read moreFour Obstacles Facing Working Homeless People

Exclusive Q&A with Homeless Criminalization Expert Sara Rankin

Prof. Rankin Discusses Smoke in Mirror Politics that Keep People Homeless Freedom. For many of us, it is a notion, a word that carries many meanings. These meanings might vary from person to person, depending upon their needs or situation. … Continue reading → The post Exclusive Q&A with Homeless Criminalization Expert Sara Rankin appeared … Read moreExclusive Q&A with Homeless Criminalization Expert Sara Rankin

Trump’s Terrifying Proposal for Housing Homeless People

Skid Row/ Los Angeles, California, 2019… Sometimes called the “epicenter of the homeless crisis,” Skid Row has long been a reflection of extreme poverty dwelling in the shadows of extreme opulence. It is here that more than 2,000 members of … Continue reading → The post Trump’s Terrifying Proposal for Housing Homeless People appeared first … Read moreTrump’s Terrifying Proposal for Housing Homeless People

The UK’s Outside Project Helps LGBTIQ+ Rough Sleepers

Organization offers safe shelters where individuals can be themselves without fear Homelessness affects LGBTIQ+ people at a higher rate than the general population, particularly youth. Due to various social and cultural factors, these young people may be turned out by … Continue reading → The post The UK’s Outside Project Helps LGBTIQ+ Rough Sleepers appeared … Read moreThe UK’s Outside Project Helps LGBTIQ+ Rough Sleepers

Storytelling Changes Our Perception of Homelessness

Art, music, and literature are powerful tools in bringing forth new ways of seeing, thinking, and understanding social and political issues such as homelessness. Art can be activism. Consider the influence of art on culture and vice versa. Art is … Continue reading → The post Storytelling Changes Our Perception of Homelessness appeared first on … Read moreStorytelling Changes Our Perception of Homelessness

Trailers Are Viable Alternative to Affordable Housing

It makes me crazy (not that I need much help) that it’s illegal in California to live in a trailer on private land. I’m wondering why nobody’s talking about trailers as a legitimate and legal alternative to affordable housing, which … Continue reading → The post Trailers Are Viable Alternative to Affordable Housing appeared first … Read moreTrailers Are Viable Alternative to Affordable Housing

Criminalization of Homelessness Continues to Increase

The Summer of 2019 in Austin, TX will go down in history. At this time, steps were made to decriminalize homelessness in The Lone Star State. On June 21, after much discussion with the #HomesNotHandcuffs Coalition, the Capital City officially … Continue reading → The post Criminalization of Homelessness Continues to Increase appeared first on … Read moreCriminalization of Homelessness Continues to Increase

Big Tech Plays Both Friend and Foe to Affordable Housing

Billion-dollar tech companies, most notably centered in and around Silicon Valley, are simultaneously the cause of and potential solution to soaring housing costs leaving an increasing number of people homeless. As Malo Hutson, director of Columbia University’s Urban Community Health … Continue reading → The post Big Tech Plays Both Friend and Foe to Affordable … Read moreBig Tech Plays Both Friend and Foe to Affordable Housing