Seattle: More than Half of Indigenous Women Surveyed Are Homeless

This post was originally published on this siteInstitutional racism takes many shapes and various forms. It is a silent killer among both women and men. In the most extreme of cases, it can even lead to genocide. The genocide of Indigenous People in the United States of … Continue reading → The post Seattle: More … Read moreSeattle: More than Half of Indigenous Women Surveyed Are Homeless

Women Use Survival Sex to Avoid Rough Sleeping in the UK

This post was originally published on this siteStudents, homeless people and those battling for welfare payments are exchanging their bodies for basics like laundry or even for somewhere to sleep at night. There is emerging evidence that cash strapped students are increasingly selling their bodies to get … Continue reading → The post Women Use … Read moreWomen Use Survival Sex to Avoid Rough Sleeping in the UK

My Secret Life of Homelessness: We Walk Among You

This post was originally published on this siteThere are two kinds of invisible homeless people. There are the ones you don’t want to see, and the ones you don’t see at all. To meet me, you wouldn’t guess I’m homeless. (You wouldn’t guess I’m bipolar either, but … Continue reading → The post My Secret … Read moreMy Secret Life of Homelessness: We Walk Among You

Homelessness and Self-Esteem: The Real Mental Health Issue

This post was originally published on this site“The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy…” ~ Dave Chappelle We’ve all heard it from time to time, the ridiculous claim that just because a person is homeless, they’re … Continue reading → The post Homelessness and … Read moreHomelessness and Self-Esteem: The Real Mental Health Issue

Laundry Truck LA Helps Give Homeless People a Fresh Start

This post was originally published on this siteLaundry Truck LA is a newly formed mobile laundry service for homeless people in Los Angeles. Currently, Laundry Truck LA operates in Huntington Park on Thursdays and Highland Park on Saturdays. The service recently received a grant allowing expansion beyond … Continue reading → The post Laundry Truck … Read moreLaundry Truck LA Helps Give Homeless People a Fresh Start

Why Los Angeles Struggles to End Homelessness

This post was originally published on this siteHomelessness is one of the top community and political issues in Los Angeles and across California. The results of the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count released recently confirm what residents see and experience throughout our region: Homelessness remains an … Continue reading → The post Why Los … Read moreWhy Los Angeles Struggles to End Homelessness

Villains in the War for Affordable Housing

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s no question of the fact that homelessness is on the rise. When we think about the myriad of reasons, they are often systematic flaws. For we, caring individuals couldn’t fathom anybody rallying in favor of homelessness rather than against … Continue reading → The post Villains in … Read moreVillains in the War for Affordable Housing

Analyzing the Benefits of Pet Ownership Among Homeless People

This post was originally published on this site“Genevive! Genevive! Get up! Get up!” – my dad, sometime in the 90s Spoken with somewhat contradictory emotions of loving concern and anger that only my father could muster, the above words will never leave me. My older sister had … Continue reading → The post Analyzing the … Read moreAnalyzing the Benefits of Pet Ownership Among Homeless People

My Secret Life of Homelessness, Part One: Wake-up Call

This post was originally published on this siteThe homeless problem in America is much larger than most people realize. While the problem is obvious on the mean streets of cities and the cruel back roads of rural communities, there are legions of “working poor” people who strive … Continue reading → The post My Secret … Read moreMy Secret Life of Homelessness, Part One: Wake-up Call

Homelessness and Hurricanes: The Aftereffect of Storms on Poor Populations

This post was originally published on this siteHurricane season is inching around the bend and the first named storm of the season (Subtropical Storm Andrea) has already touched down prior to June 1st. A premature start to hurricane season is a trend that’s been ongoing for five … Continue reading → The post Homelessness and … Read moreHomelessness and Hurricanes: The Aftereffect of Storms on Poor Populations

Mobile Homelessness: The Legality of Living in a Vehicle

This post was originally published on this siteBetween the streets and a car, the choice is simple. But is it legal? Living in vehicles is having a bit of a moment right now, with retirees setting off on the open road in huge RVs and #VanLife trending … Continue reading → The post Mobile Homelessness: … Read moreMobile Homelessness: The Legality of Living in a Vehicle

Waiting for an Apartment in Toronto: How Long is 8.5 Years of Homelessness

This post was originally published on this siteDid you know that the average homeless person in Toronto will wait eight and a half years to be housed in a two-bedroom apartment? Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is a modern-day marvel in many respects. Here is a place where … Continue reading → The post Waiting for … Read moreWaiting for an Apartment in Toronto: How Long is 8.5 Years of Homelessness

Homelessness Among the Elderly Expected to Triple in 10 Years

This post was originally published on this siteWhy America’s Elderly Are Falling Through the Cracks Most adults hope that by the time they reach age 65, they’ll be able to comfortably retire. They may dream of finally having time to pursue their interests or take up new … Continue reading → The post Homelessness Among … Read moreHomelessness Among the Elderly Expected to Triple in 10 Years

Homelessness Is Quietly Exploding in Suburban America

This post was originally published on this siteAs poverty creeps into the American suburbs, homelessness escalates, but few are talking about it. Not quite city, not quite farmland, these towns that were once the very pinnacle of the American Dream now buckle under the pressure of a … Continue reading → The post Homelessness Is … Read moreHomelessness Is Quietly Exploding in Suburban America

The Reasons Behind Homelessness in the UK

This post was originally published on this siteIn the UK, homelessness is defined as someone who doesn’t have a home. However, not everyone who is homeless lives literally on the streets. Some live in shelters, hostels, bed & breakfasts, or stay with family or friends. The definition … Continue reading → The post The Reasons … Read moreThe Reasons Behind Homelessness in the UK

Homeless Shelters Should Be a Place to Heal

This post was originally published on this siteWhen my husband’s father died in 2008, life quickly unraveled. He and his younger brother, Wesley, were quickly displaced from their homes. For a little while he slept at friends’ houses, but it was a short-term solution that couldn’t prevent … Continue reading → The post Homeless Shelters … Read moreHomeless Shelters Should Be a Place to Heal

Intent to Build: Do-Gooders Take Homelessness into Their Own Hands and Backyards

This post was originally published on this siteNot everyone is turning a blind eye to homelessness, housing price increases, and extreme poverty. In fact, some people are taking the expression “Yes in My Backyard” quite literally- by putting houses for homeless people in their backyards. This initiative … Continue reading → The post Intent to … Read moreIntent to Build: Do-Gooders Take Homelessness into Their Own Hands and Backyards

What We Can Learn from Denver Criminalizing Homelessness

This post was originally published on this siteLosing the fight for the Right to Survive, and preparing for the next one Voters in Denver had a chance earlier this month to repeal their city’s cruel laws that criminalize homelessness. Dubbed the “Right to Survive,” here is the … Continue reading → The post What We … Read moreWhat We Can Learn from Denver Criminalizing Homelessness

Rather Than Treating Homeless Woman, Hospital Staff Labels Her

This post was originally published on this siteYou wait, thinking that it’ll get better. You do what you can until that time comes when you just can’t take it anymore. It doesn’t matter what they say … I need a doctor’s attention, I know something is wrong. … Continue reading → The post Rather Than … Read moreRather Than Treating Homeless Woman, Hospital Staff Labels Her

College Costs Creating Student Homelessness Across US

This post was originally published on this siteAcross the United States, the cost of higher education continues to rise. For many students, it is incredibly challenging to earn enough money to survive while they are going to school. The fact higher education costs have risen at a … Continue reading → The post College Costs … Read moreCollege Costs Creating Student Homelessness Across US

Ending Veteran Homelessness Means Investing in More Programs

This post was originally published on this site“War is hell.” ~General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1864 “Homelessness is hell.” ~Open Door Community For many veterans, the toll taken by combat is measured by more than battle scars and war stories. The emotional and psychological wounds inflicted on soldiers … Continue reading → The post Ending Veteran … Read moreEnding Veteran Homelessness Means Investing in More Programs

Hollywood’s Portrayal of Homelessness: For Better and For Worse

This post was originally published on this site“Movies touch our hearts, and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They open doors and minds.” Martin Scorsese knew the power of movies. He knew that what happens on the screen can stir our soul and … Continue reading → The post Hollywood’s Portrayal … Read moreHollywood’s Portrayal of Homelessness: For Better and For Worse

Is Climate Change Contributing to Canadian Homelessness?

This post was originally published on this siteClimate change is a hot topic, from the melting ice caps to the political Twitterverse. The overwhelming majority of people across the globe are recognizing signs of an environmental crisis. In fact, last week officials in Old Crow, Yukon, declared … Continue reading → The post Is Climate … Read moreIs Climate Change Contributing to Canadian Homelessness?

Making Eye Contact with Homeless People Is Important

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s free, and it makes a big difference for everyone It’s something you take for granted every day. Connecting with people during a conversation, meeting their eyes, and feeling seen. For you, it probably happens dozens of times a day, … Continue reading → The post Making Eye … Read moreMaking Eye Contact with Homeless People Is Important

Billionaires Donate $30 Million to Fund Homeless Research Project

This post was originally published on this siteLynne and Marc Benioff donated $30 million to the University of California in San Francisco. Earmarked for evidence-based research, the money will be used to create the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. This initiative will help find sustainable solutions … Continue reading → The post Billionaires Donate … Read moreBillionaires Donate $30 Million to Fund Homeless Research Project

Understanding the Different Types of Homelessness

This post was originally published on this siteA city street. A sleeping bag. A cart full of clothes. A sign asking for help. A cup or bucket for collections. Sadness on the side of the road. These are the images we often correlate with homelessness. They are … Continue reading → The post Understanding the … Read moreUnderstanding the Different Types of Homelessness

Understanding the Different Variations of Homelessness

This post was originally published on this siteA city street. A sleeping bag. A cart full of clothes. A sign asking for help. A cup or bucket for collections. Sadness on the side of the road. These are the images we often correlate with homelessness. They are … Continue reading → The post Understanding the … Read moreUnderstanding the Different Variations of Homelessness

DSS Applicants Face Homelessness When Landlord’s Refuse Rental Applications

This post was originally published on this site‘No DSS But Small Dogs Considered’ People receiving housing benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions, aka DSS, are facing discrimination. DSS refers to the old Department of Social Security. In the UK, it is impossible for a welfare … Continue reading → The post DSS Applicants … Read moreDSS Applicants Face Homelessness When Landlord’s Refuse Rental Applications

Three Reasons Why the USA Is the Worst Place to be Homeless

This post was originally published on this siteHere Are 3 Rights Denied to the Homeless in the USA Last year, UN Human Rights Rappoteur Leilani Farha visited the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mission was to observe and report on the conditions of homeless people there. What … Continue reading → The post Three Reasons … Read moreThree Reasons Why the USA Is the Worst Place to be Homeless

Hostile Architecture: A Look into the Horrifying Anti-Homeless Trend

This post was originally published on this siteWhen you sit on a city bench or wait for a bus, you might not even notice the bars, spikes, and slants built into the furniture. If you do, it’s only for a fleeting moment that you give these odd … Continue reading → The post Hostile Architecture: … Read moreHostile Architecture: A Look into the Horrifying Anti-Homeless Trend

You Are Worthy: We Need to Empower, Not Punish Homeless People

This post was originally published on this siteGenerally speaking, we can agree stereotypes are powerful. Stereotypes have interjected into nearly every encounter I’ve had (and continue to have) regarding the topic of homelessness. For me personally, it started quite simply enough: with a case number. Quickly, a … Continue reading → The post You Are … Read moreYou Are Worthy: We Need to Empower, Not Punish Homeless People

Success Story: Formerly Homeless Teen Josh Jacobs Becomes First Round Pick in the NFL

This post was originally published on this siteAnyone who’s ever survived an unstable living situation knows what a disheartening experience it can be. It’s easy to feel like giving up, especially when it feels as if the world has given up on you. Yet, what we need … Continue reading → The post Success Story: … Read moreSuccess Story: Formerly Homeless Teen Josh Jacobs Becomes First Round Pick in the NFL

Billionaires Donate $30 Million to Fund Homeless Research Project

This post was originally published on this siteLynne and Marc Benioff donated $30 million to the University of California in San Francisco. Earmarked for evidence-based research, the money will be used to create the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. This initiative will help find sustainable solutions … Continue reading → The post Billionaires Donate … Read moreBillionaires Donate $30 Million to Fund Homeless Research Project

Living in a Rundown RV, Homeless Woman Waits for Affordable Housing

This post was originally published on this siteMost people think that living in an RV, someone isn’t homeless. Instead, they are a traveler and free spirit, having the kind of lifestyle most would want. Taking a closer look, it’s not what it appears to be. I became … Continue reading → The post Living in … Read moreLiving in a Rundown RV, Homeless Woman Waits for Affordable Housing

Homeless Outside the City: A Look at Canada’s Rural Homeless Population

This post was originally published on this siteWhen we think of homelessness, our minds naturally gravitate toward big cities. We picture people sleeping under streetlamps instead of stars, walking beside skyscrapers instead of meadows; but that’s not always the case. In Canada and elsewhere, a budding rural … Continue reading → The post Homeless Outside … Read moreHomeless Outside the City: A Look at Canada’s Rural Homeless Population

Homelessness and Olympic Host Cities: People Are Being Displaced

This post was originally published on this siteWhat Type of Games are We Playing? Some believe that in modern times, all the world is a stage. We appear before the masses, our banners stretched across the tops of websites, our logos linking out to coveted digital destinations. … Continue reading → The post Homelessness and … Read moreHomelessness and Olympic Host Cities: People Are Being Displaced

Lack of Reliable Transportation Keeps People in Homelessness

This post was originally published on this siteTransportation isn’t something many of us think much about. We get in our cars and drive our daily commutes. Generally, we view this ritual as an annoying but a necessary part of our routine. For the homeless, however, transportation can … Continue reading → The post Lack of … Read moreLack of Reliable Transportation Keeps People in Homelessness

Canada’s Indigenous People Are at Greater Risk of Experiencing Homelessness

This post was originally published on this siteThe premise drips with irony: Descendants of the earliest settlers of a land strong and free now have nowhere to lay their head. Through certain optics, Indigenous Peoples and their culture are being embraced in ways that are increasingly progressive, … Continue reading → The post Canada’s Indigenous … Read moreCanada’s Indigenous People Are at Greater Risk of Experiencing Homelessness