Does Homelessness Put the Public’s Health at Risk?

Homeless camps can often be unclean places because of the lack of trash pickup and bathrooms. Few would deny that living in one, or being homeless in general, comes with numerous health and safety hazards. But does homelessness put the … Continue reading → The post Does Homelessness Put the Public’s Health at Risk? appeared … Read moreDoes Homelessness Put the Public’s Health at Risk?

Are U.S. Cities ‘Going to Hell’ Because of Homelessness?

Homeless camps can often be unclean places because of the lack of trash pickup and bathrooms. Few would deny that living in one, or being homeless in general, comes with numerous health and safety hazards. But does homelessness put the … Continue reading → The post Are U.S. Cities ‘Going to Hell’ Because of Homelessness? … Read moreAre U.S. Cities ‘Going to Hell’ Because of Homelessness?

When Egocentrism Meets Stereotype Bias

How a bias combination affects judgments about the economically disadvantaged Take a moment to imagine . . . Imagine you are buying absolute favorite flavor of potato chip. Also, imagine the flavor is a very unpopular one. You might get … Continue reading → The post When Egocentrism Meets Stereotype Bias appeared first on Invisible … Read moreWhen Egocentrism Meets Stereotype Bias

Descent Into Homelessness: People Are Listening

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 five; click here for part four. I write … Continue reading → The post Descent Into Homelessness: People Are Listening appeared first on … Read moreDescent Into Homelessness: People Are Listening

Finally, An App That Actually Helps Homeless People

How the Homeless Link is using technology to connect homeless people with services If you haven’t spent much time idly scrolling through the app store on your phone, you may be surprised to learn apps designed to help homeless people … Continue reading → The post Finally, An App That Actually Helps Homeless People appeared … Read moreFinally, An App That Actually Helps Homeless People

Finally, A UK App That Actually Helps Homeless People

How England’s Homeless Link is using technology to connect homeless people with services If you haven’t spent much time idly scrolling through the app store on your phone, you may be surprised to learn apps designed to help homeless people … Continue reading → The post Finally, A UK App That Actually Helps Homeless People … Read moreFinally, A UK App That Actually Helps Homeless People

Crime Against Homeless People Continues to Rise

States are working to name homeless people a governmentally protected group and passing Homeless Bills of Rights Getting away with murder proves a difficult feat in the age of modern technology with surveillance cameras capturing billions of tiny pixelated pieces … Continue reading → The post Crime Against Homeless People Continues to Rise appeared first … Read moreCrime Against Homeless People Continues to Rise

How Highly Educated People End Up on the Streets

Looks can be deceiving. There is something innately satisfying about confirming suspicions. We see something, we draw conclusions, and then hopefully confirm them. That beautifully crafted dish is just as delicious as it looks. That frosted glass of beer is … Continue reading → The post How Highly Educated People End Up on the Streets … Read moreHow Highly Educated People End Up on the Streets

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