UK Towns Seek to Punish, Not Support Homeless People

This post was originally published on this siteA homeless man died in an alleyway near the UK Houses of Parliament in December. Just weeks after, another homeless man was issued a written warning from the Metropolitan Police. If he continued to sleep in a subway opposite Parliament, … Continue reading → The post UK Towns … Read moreUK Towns Seek to Punish, Not Support Homeless People

Support Homeless People and Say ‘Yes In My Back Yard’

This post was originally published on this siteBecause putting up exclusionary “Keep Out” signs is for kids Are you someone who wants to see more affordable housing built and more services for homeless people offered – just not in your neighborhood? A new homeless shelter sounds like … Continue reading → The post Support Homeless … Read moreSupport Homeless People and Say ‘Yes In My Back Yard’

Support the Homeless and Say ‘Yes In My Back Yard’

This post was originally published on this siteBecause putting up exclusionary “Keep Out” signs is for kids Are you someone who wants to see more affordable housing built and more services for the homeless offered – just not in your neighborhood? A new homeless shelter sounds like … Continue reading → The post Support the … Read moreSupport the Homeless and Say ‘Yes In My Back Yard’

System Separates Homeless Children from Their Parents

This post was originally published on this site33% of our nation’s homeless are families, but that doesn’t last very long. But it’s not for the reason you might assume (i.e. that they are finding secure housing). Rather, it doesn’t last long because most unsheltered parents and children … Continue reading → The post System Separates … Read moreSystem Separates Homeless Children from Their Parents

Homelessness (Like This) Is New

This post was originally published on this siteNo, it’s not an unavoidable part of the human condition There’s a common misconception that homelessness is just an unfortunate fact of life. People think that it’s existed since the beginning of time, and often adopt an apathetic attitude as … Continue reading → The post Homelessness (Like … Read moreHomelessness (Like This) Is New

UK to Remove No-Fault Eviction Clause from Private Tenancy Law

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s going to be a lot harder to be evicted in the UK soon. The UK government is removing the Section 21 ‘no-fault’ eviction clause from private tenancy law. With statistics suggesting 27% of homelessness is attributed to a private … Continue reading → The post UK to … Read moreUK to Remove No-Fault Eviction Clause from Private Tenancy Law

High Quality Healthcare Remains Inaccessible for Vancouver’s Homeless Population

This post was originally published on this siteHe’s back… The frequent flyer with bed bugs in room 218. Contact precautions are in full effect. So, gown up and get in-and-out quick, okay team? Frequent Flyer: not quite the world traveler that one might first suspect. When used … Continue reading → The post High Quality … Read moreHigh Quality Healthcare Remains Inaccessible for Vancouver’s Homeless Population

Behind the Uproar: What Really Led to the Homeless Shelter Protests in San Francisco?

This post was originally published on this siteYou may have heard about the recent conflict between supporters and opponents of a plan to build a homeless shelter in affluent San Francisco neighborhood Embarcadero. In several meetings intended to lay out plans for the shelter, residents of the … Continue reading → The post Behind the … Read moreBehind the Uproar: What Really Led to the Homeless Shelter Protests in San Francisco?

Philly Nonprofit Muslims Serve Feeds 82,700 Homeless and Food Insecure Individuals

This post was originally published on this siteA Philadelphia-based nonprofit has been quietly serving a hearty helping of love and kindness to those in need. Over the course of the past six years, the organization known as Muslims Serve (previously seen under the moniker of Feed Philly) … Continue reading → The post Philly Nonprofit … Read morePhilly Nonprofit Muslims Serve Feeds 82,700 Homeless and Food Insecure Individuals

Firsthand Experience with Outreach in San Francisco’s Embarcadero

This post was originally published on this siteI took a couple of folks out on outreach for their first time. As usual, it was an eye-opening experience. We visited the encampments and the Embarcadero. There has been a lot of drama over the new “SAFE Navigation Center” … Continue reading → The post Firsthand Experience … Read moreFirsthand Experience with Outreach in San Francisco’s Embarcadero

Spice in the UK: Former Legal High Worse Than Heroin

This post was originally published on this site‘“I was addicted, very addicted, I was bad. It was hard to get out of, really hard. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do…”’. “Zombies”, “spice heads”, “the walking dead”. These are just some of the labels used … Continue reading → The post Spice in … Read moreSpice in the UK: Former Legal High Worse Than Heroin

Each day, Invisible People works to fight homelessness.


Invisible People has received a $25,000 unrestricted gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support the nonprofit’s efforts to educate the public on homelessness.
This generous gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will help Invisible People to expand its journalism engagement strategies to include more quality reporting and reach new audiences.
There is a direct correlation between what the general public perceives about homelessness and how it affects policy change. Many people blame homelessness on the person experiencing it instead of on the increasing shortage of affordable housing and lack of employment and a living wage, among countless other reasons that put a person at risk. This gap in understanding creates a dangerous cycle of misperception that leads to the inability to effectively address the root causes of homelessness.
This generous gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will help Invisible People expand its journalism engagement strategies to reach new audiences and conduct even more quality reporting on the issues that affect people who are homeless.


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Homelessness, Illness, and Giving a Damn: Stories and Facts

This post was originally published on this site Meet Betty. Betty is a person I know from stories, statistics, and political debate. Actually, there are a lot of Bettys. In my time working with integrated healthcare teams (those who provide wraparound services to patients with multiple conditions and … Continue reading → The post Homelessness, … Read moreHomelessness, Illness, and Giving a Damn: Stories and Facts

‘Services Not Sweeps’ Aims to Reform Homeless Sweeps in Los Angeles

This post was originally published on this site A long list of activists and community groups in Los Angeles, including Invisible People, are calling for “Services Not Sweeps” in a new campaign aimed at Mayor Eric Garcetti hoping to reform the current “homeless sweeps” that go on regularly … Continue reading → The post ‘Services … Read more‘Services Not Sweeps’ Aims to Reform Homeless Sweeps in Los Angeles

Complex Factors Have Led to Large Black Homeless Population in LA County

This post was originally published on this site African Americans are overrepresented among Los Angeles’ homeless population. Black people are only 9 percent of LA County’s population but make up more than a third of the homeless population. According to statistics from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, … Continue reading → The post Complex … Read moreComplex Factors Have Led to Large Black Homeless Population in LA County

California Facing Unprecedented Public Health Crisis as a Result of Inadequate Response to Homelessness

This post was originally published on this site Last month, Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News published an article in The Atlantic highlighting the rise of infectious disease among California’s homeless population. Typhus, Hepatitis A, Trench Fever, and Shigellosis are all preventable diseases. They have mostly been eradicated … Continue reading → The post California … Read moreCalifornia Facing Unprecedented Public Health Crisis as a Result of Inadequate Response to Homelessness

Ninth Circuit Passes Groundbreaking Legislation

This post was originally published on this site  Homeless Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside The bitter cold of winter is finally starting to thaw. The approximated 554,000 homeless people in the United States can now shake the winter chill from their shoulders and perhaps begin anew. Seasons … Continue reading → The post Ninth … Read moreNinth Circuit Passes Groundbreaking Legislation

Groundbreaking Legislation Passed: Homeless People Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside

This post was originally published on this site The bitter cold of winter is finally starting to thaw. The approximated 554,000 homeless people in the United States can now shake the winter chill from their shoulders and perhaps begin anew. Seasons are changing. Not just in the air, … Continue reading → The post Groundbreaking … Read moreGroundbreaking Legislation Passed: Homeless People Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside

Groundbreaking Court Ruling: Homeless People Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside

This post was originally published on this site The bitter cold of winter is finally starting to thaw. The approximated 554,000 homeless people in the United States can now shake the winter chill from their shoulders and perhaps begin anew. Seasons are changing. Not just in the air, … Continue reading → The post Groundbreaking … Read moreGroundbreaking Court Ruling: Homeless People Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside

Pipeline to Homelessness: Aging Out of the Foster Care System

This post was originally published on this site Taking the leap into adulthood is difficult for most people. A lot of things need to come together: finding housing, money for startup costs, and finding a stable source of income. Most of us are fortunate enough to have family … Continue reading → The post Pipeline … Read morePipeline to Homelessness: Aging Out of the Foster Care System

Homelessness in British Columbia Sheds Light on Social Crisis

This post was originally published on this site British Columbia, a plentiful Canada staple and thriving tourist attraction, draws about 15 million visitors annually. They come to witness the sprawling wonder of the Sea to Sky Highway, to see what the world looks like from sea level to … Continue reading → The post Homelessness … Read moreHomelessness in British Columbia Sheds Light on Social Crisis

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Awards $25,000 to Invisible People

This post was originally published on this site Craig Newmark Philanthropies has awarded $25,000 to Invisible People. The unrestricted grant will help Invisible People continue our work educating the public on homelessness. There is a direct correlation between what the general public perceives about homelessness and how it … Continue reading → The post Craig … Read moreCraig Newmark Philanthropies Awards $25,000 to Invisible People

Invisible People Receives $25k from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

This post was originally published on this site Unrestricted gift from craigslist founder to support work to educate the public on homelessness Invisible People has received a $25,000 unrestricted gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support the nonprofit’s efforts to educate the public on homelessness. This generous gift … Continue reading → The post Invisible … Read moreInvisible People Receives $25k from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Possessing an Address Helps Make One Visible

This post was originally published on this site Being homeless was the primary contributing factor extending my state of homelessness. What do I mean by that? In a nutshell, society avoids homeless people like they’re the source of the plague. Banks don’t want to lend accounts to homeless … Continue reading → The post Possessing … Read morePossessing an Address Helps Make One Visible

Homeless Surveillance Systems: Privacy Breach, Possible Solution, or Both?

This post was originally published on this site We are such a sophisticated society in so many ways. You’d think if we could manage to create 3D printers that concoct vegetarian steak, we could solve the crisis of homelessness once and for all. There are many nonprofit organizations … Continue reading → The post Homeless … Read moreHomeless Surveillance Systems: Privacy Breach, Possible Solution, or Both?

1824 Vagrancy Act Used to Expel Homeless from Subway Tunnels

This post was originally published on this site Homeless people have been moved out of the subways around the UK Westminster Palace thanks to Members of Parliament (MPs) complaining about them. Vagrancy Act, 1824 The Metropolitan Police are using the 1824 Vagrancy Act that forbids rough sleeping. According … Continue reading → The post 1824 … Read more1824 Vagrancy Act Used to Expel Homeless from Subway Tunnels

Why Criminalizing Homelessness Is Ineffective and Cruel

This post was originally published on this site Imagine that you could be arrested for sitting down, for sleeping, for standing. This is an unfortunate reality for the hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States who are homeless. Cities have enacted laws that criminalize homelessness by … Continue reading → The post Why … Read moreWhy Criminalizing Homelessness Is Ineffective and Cruel

Wall of Forgotten Natives Provides Inspiring Lesson of Hope

This post was originally published on this site Homelessness can be a topic rife with sorrow and tragedy. Nearly just as often, however, tales of hope and healing arise. Human generosity and compassion may be more visible among tales of suffering than anywhere else. One such example is … Continue reading → The post Wall … Read moreWall of Forgotten Natives Provides Inspiring Lesson of Hope

Why I No Longer Support Prioritization of Chronic Homeless People

This post was originally published on this site This post originated from an excerpt from a live stream we do most every Sunday night. I really hope people that work in the homeless services sector will take the time to watch this video. Sadly, like most everything anymore, … Continue reading → The post Why … Read moreWhy I No Longer Support Prioritization of Chronic Homeless People

Bristol Gentrification: UK City Council Institutes Lived-in Vehicle Policy

This post was originally published on this site There are two halves of Bristol separated by income. Sadly the rich half is killing off the poor. Bristol City Council in the West of England has instituted a go-easy policy towards lived-in vehicle encampments in the city. Some 200 … Continue reading → The post Bristol … Read moreBristol Gentrification: UK City Council Institutes Lived-in Vehicle Policy

Homelessness Is a Systemic Problem, not a Lifestyle Choice

This post was originally published on this site Recently, I found myself among a group of upper and middle level managers from an internationally known Fortune 500 Company. Somehow our conversation drifted away from business and the topic of homelessness came up. I was utterly shocked, but ultimately … Continue reading → The post Homelessness … Read moreHomelessness Is a Systemic Problem, not a Lifestyle Choice

The Ultimate Guide to Calling the Police on Homeless People

This post was originally published on this site In a word, don’t. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering if you should call the police on a homeless person, the answer is probably no. Unfortunately, many people feel entitled to call the cops any time they are made uneasy … Continue reading → The post The … Read moreThe Ultimate Guide to Calling the Police on Homeless People

Lack of Affordable Housing Remains the Leading Cause of Homelessness

This post was originally published on this site The median wage to afford a two-bedroom apartment is approximately $21.21 while the federal minimum wage is just $7.25 an hour. A minimum wage worker would have to put in 122 hours every week to afford a two-bedroom apartment. Even … Continue reading → The post Lack … Read moreLack of Affordable Housing Remains the Leading Cause of Homelessness

10 Product Donations Homeless Shelters Need

This post was originally published on this site As of January 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated just over half a million people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. With so many relying on shelters for help, available resources are stretched extremely thin. … Continue reading → The post 10 … Read more10 Product Donations Homeless Shelters Need

ID Cards Make a Monumental Difference to Homeless

This post was originally published on this site Washington state is one of the latest in the nation to consider a new bill. This proposed legislation would provide Washington’s homeless population with identification cards free of charge. Senate Bill 5664, an Act relating to implementing an identicard program to … Continue reading → The post ID … Read moreID Cards Make a Monumental Difference to Homeless

Growing Up Blind: How We Learn not to See Homelessness

This post was originally published on this site Thinking about poverty makes most Americans uncomfortable. But let’s dive a bit deeper. How do we learn not to see poverty or, more accurately, poor people? My theory is that at least part of it has to do with the … Continue reading → The post Growing … Read moreGrowing Up Blind: How We Learn not to See Homelessness

Criminalizing Homeless People Is Not the Solution

This post was originally published on this site Evaluating the True Cost of Homelessness Homelessness in the United States is an intersectional crisis. Structural inequality and society’s critical failure to confront the unequal distribution of wealth, opportunity and power drive this crisis. The true cost of this growing … Continue reading → The post Criminalizing … Read moreCriminalizing Homeless People Is Not the Solution

Homeless in Their Homeland, a Modern Native American Struggle

This post was originally published on this site Tens of thousands of years ago, North America was a plentiful territory with resources abound at every turn. Hundreds of Native American tribes resided over the nation, keeping the lush wilderness protected at all costs. While each tribe was unique … Continue reading → The post Homeless … Read moreHomeless in Their Homeland, a Modern Native American Struggle

Who Are the UK’s Thousands of Hidden Homeless?

This post was originally published on this site Rough sleeping has increased by 169% since 2010, igniting public criticism of the Government’s approach to homelessness and social welfare. However, despite being the most visible and brutal form of homelessness, rough sleeping only accounts for a tiny percentage of … Continue reading → The post Who … Read moreWho Are the UK’s Thousands of Hidden Homeless?