A Different Kind of Homelessness in Rural America

There’s a myth about homelessness: that if an area has a problem with it, it’s obvious. The public may not do much to help, but they can at least see homeless people are there, sleeping in tents under bridges or … Continue reading → The post A Different Kind of Homelessness in Rural America appeared … Read moreA Different Kind of Homelessness in Rural America

LGBTQ Youth Disproportionately Experience Homelessness

I owe much of my survival to Shay. She was spunky, sassy, and although severely depressed, a ray of sunshine in my life. She lived down the hall from me with her girlfriend Dominique. This was the third homeless shelter … Continue reading → The post LGBTQ Youth Disproportionately Experience Homelessness appeared first on Invisible … Read moreLGBTQ Youth Disproportionately Experience Homelessness

Real-Life Horror: Man Who Builds Jail-Inspired Homeless Shelters Slated to Become Executive Director of USICH

Robert Marbut Tapped for National Agency to End Homelessness In the wake of increased criminalization against the homeless population, in a nation where more than 1.4 million people will endure a homeless shelter stay and hundreds of thousands more will … Continue reading → The post Real-Life Horror: Man Who Builds Jail-Inspired Homeless Shelters Slated … Read moreReal-Life Horror: Man Who Builds Jail-Inspired Homeless Shelters Slated to Become Executive Director of USICH

LA’s Housing Program Is Actually Saving Money

People who oppose housing programs and services for homeless people often base their arguments on the cost of those programs. “How are we going to pay for all this?” they wonder, as if an extra fraction of a dollar on … Continue reading → The post LA’s Housing Program Is Actually Saving Money appeared first … Read moreLA’s Housing Program Is Actually Saving Money

Homeless Man Launches Podcast, Gives Voice to Unhoused People

‘We The Unhoused’ Is Produced By Street Watch LA Theo Henderson fell into homelessness the way most people do: he wasn’t making enough money to afford the rent. At the same time, he also suffered from an illness that put … Continue reading → The post Homeless Man Launches Podcast, Gives Voice to Unhoused People … Read moreHomeless Man Launches Podcast, Gives Voice to Unhoused People

Homeless Man’s Free Transit Pass Elicits Envious Reaction

I’m homeless. I also live with a progressive, drug-resistant epilepsy. Because of this, I’m allowed a permanent lifetime pass to ride the expensive UTA transit system here in Utah. This includes all trains and busses, which saves me the usual … Continue reading → The post Homeless Man’s Free Transit Pass Elicits Envious Reaction appeared … Read moreHomeless Man’s Free Transit Pass Elicits Envious Reaction

Keeping Families Together Is Delaware Shelter’s Mission

Homelessness is taking a toll on our nation’s children. It’s high time we recognize the needs of the 2.5 million youths surviving with no safe place to call home. This effort is not without its challenges, particularly since, in many … Continue reading → The post Keeping Families Together Is Delaware Shelter’s Mission appeared first … Read moreKeeping Families Together Is Delaware Shelter’s Mission

Vendors, Writers Fight Homelessness with Street Sheet

Looking Back at 30 Years of Street Sheet Journalism Since 2001, I’ve been involved with Street Sheet in some capacity — then as a freelancer, and now as a sort-of managing editor. But my relationship with the Coalition on Homelessness’s … Continue reading → The post Vendors, Writers Fight Homelessness with Street Sheet appeared first … Read moreVendors, Writers Fight Homelessness with Street Sheet

Student Homelessness: The Invisible Population on Our Campuses

Drive by any school or college in America. You would think these campuses are bastions of hope for our society. Young students cart their backpacks filled with textbooks and notebooks. They peer at their smartphones while crossing the street. They … Continue reading → The post Student Homelessness: The Invisible Population on Our Campuses appeared … Read moreStudent Homelessness: The Invisible Population on Our Campuses

On Shopping Carts, Thanksgiving, and Homelessness

What Has Four Wheels and Carries a Turkey? Unless you own a turkey farm, chances are that the bird in your oven took a spin in a shopping cart. Most of us don’t think twice about using a shopping cart … Continue reading → The post On Shopping Carts, Thanksgiving, and Homelessness appeared first on … Read moreOn Shopping Carts, Thanksgiving, and Homelessness

What Are Homeless People Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

We asked members of the homeless community a simple question and their responses may surprise you Thanksgiving is a time of year when people reflect on their life and the things they are thankful for. For many, that is family, … Continue reading → The post What Are Homeless People Thankful For This Thanksgiving? appeared … Read moreWhat Are Homeless People Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

How NIMBY Hate Culture Impacts Homelessness

Behind the NIMBY Mask: Who They Really Are, What They Really Want, and Why All across the United States of America, beauty and affluence abound. Comfort, wellness, security, and luxury sprawl as far as the eyes can see. But for … Continue reading → The post How NIMBY Hate Culture Impacts Homelessness appeared first on … Read moreHow NIMBY Hate Culture Impacts Homelessness

Canada Lacks Safe Affordable Housing for Indigenous People

Canada’s Indigenous People Found to be the Most Disadvantaged in Terms of Housing Conditions Canada is widely and wrongly considered a “young nation”. But only its name turned 150 in 2017. Prior to that century and a half of settlement, … Continue reading → The post Canada Lacks Safe Affordable Housing for Indigenous People appeared … Read moreCanada Lacks Safe Affordable Housing for Indigenous People

Homelessness Is a Public Health Issue

But maybe not in the way you think It’s no secret that homelessness shaves years off of a person’s life expectancy. Decades, actually. But it’s not only stress, poor living conditions, and random violence they are forced to endure. It’s … Continue reading → The post Homelessness Is a Public Health Issue appeared first on … Read moreHomelessness Is a Public Health Issue

The Well-Worn Path from Prison to Homelessness

We’ve previously reported on the shocking way newly released prisoners have been treated in the UK, being given tents and sleeping bags to use on their first night out because no social housing is available for them. As bad as … Continue reading → The post The Well-Worn Path from Prison to Homelessness appeared first … Read moreThe Well-Worn Path from Prison to Homelessness

Criminalizing Homelessness Is Ineffective and Criminal

“Let me tell ya, if Austin does not fix its homeless crisis by November the 1st, I will unleash the full authority of every state agency to protect the health & safety of all Texans.” Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX 10:43 AM … Continue reading → The post Criminalizing Homelessness Is Ineffective and Criminal appeared first on … Read moreCriminalizing Homelessness Is Ineffective and Criminal

Capitalism Uses Homelessness to Instill Fear

Capitalism needs poverty. As long as poverty is profitable, homelessness will not go away. In fact, “housing and homelessness have been problems for the poor and working class throughout history. Even in the beginnings of capitalism in England, peasants kicked … Continue reading → The post Capitalism Uses Homelessness to Instill Fear appeared first on … Read moreCapitalism Uses Homelessness to Instill Fear

Canada Builds Tiny Home Community for Homeless Vets

In Southeast Calgary’s Forest Lawn region, a quaint arrangement of tiny homes dots the landscape. It is surrounded by sprawling community gardens and thought-provoking war memorials. The community may be small, but it speaks volumes to the hearts of those … Continue reading → The post Canada Builds Tiny Home Community for Homeless Vets appeared … Read moreCanada Builds Tiny Home Community for Homeless Vets

Relocation Programs Do Little to Help Homeless People

Homeless relocation programs are nothing new: cities have been arranging one-way transport for their homeless residents for decades. Tickets are typically free, and sometimes cities even pay their homeless residents to take them. Programs vary dramatically, and so do their … Continue reading → The post Relocation Programs Do Little to Help Homeless People appeared … Read moreRelocation Programs Do Little to Help Homeless People

Are Private Companies Profiting from Homelessness?

It was a cold and foggy Monday morning when I found myself neck-deep in a 2-hour conversation about the role of capitalism on the homeless crisis. It was barely a quarter past eight when my thumbs found a rhythm it … Continue reading → The post Are Private Companies Profiting from Homelessness? appeared first on … Read moreAre Private Companies Profiting from Homelessness?

How Lack of Affordable Housing is More About Lending than Building

The Debt of Homelessness By now, a lot of homeless advocates already know that lack of affordable housing is the leading cause of homelessness. From this standpoint, the answer to the homeless crisis and the affordable housing crisis seems pretty … Continue reading → The post How Lack of Affordable Housing is More About Lending … Read moreHow Lack of Affordable Housing is More About Lending than Building

What’s it Like to be LGBTQ in a Homeless Shelter?

Shelters are a fundamental resource for the homeless community. Not only do they provide the basic necessities of food and shelter, but they’re often home to other services like medical care, referrals for substance abuse and mental health counseling, and … Continue reading → The post What’s it Like to be LGBTQ in a Homeless … Read moreWhat’s it Like to be LGBTQ in a Homeless Shelter?

‘They’re Just Pushing Us Away’

Austin residents talk about homeless life as Gov. Abbott’s deadline to move approaches As Gov. Greg Abbott and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have waged a social media war about how to deal with homeless people in the state’s capital, Texans … Continue reading → The post ‘They’re Just Pushing Us Away’ appeared first on Invisible … Read more‘They’re Just Pushing Us Away’

Is Good Health Unobtainable for Poor and Homeless People?

Nothing like starting an article by quoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)! Article 25 is an item of note. The right to good health is just as important as equality, freedom, life, liberty, recognition, etc. However, wealth and … Continue reading → The post Is Good Health Unobtainable for Poor and Homeless People? … Read moreIs Good Health Unobtainable for Poor and Homeless People?

Texas Governor and Austin Mayor at Odds Over Homeless Residents

The governor’s decision to force homeless people from under state overpasses drew the ire of city leaders and homelessness experts, who criticized Abbott’s “fear-based approach.” The deadline is near. At Gov. Greg Abbott‘s direction, the Texas Department of Transportation will begin … Continue reading → The post Texas Governor and Austin Mayor at Odds Over Homeless … Read moreTexas Governor and Austin Mayor at Odds Over Homeless Residents

Surviving the Winter Without Shelter

Tragically, It’s Not Always Possible As the weather starts to turn chilly across parts of the country, you may be cozying up in your home and wondering how people without homes are handling the changing weather. Unfortunately, many people spending … Continue reading → The post Surviving the Winter Without Shelter appeared first on Invisible … Read moreSurviving the Winter Without Shelter