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    • DSS Applicants Face Homelessness When Landlord’s Refuse Rental Applications
      ‘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 Face Homelessness When Landlord’s Refuse Rental Applications […]
    • Three Reasons Why the USA Is the Worst Place to be Homeless
      Here 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 Why the USA Is the Worst Place […]
    • Hostile Architecture: A Look into the Horrifying Anti-Homeless Trend
      When 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: A Look into the Horrifying Anti-Homeless Trend […]
    • You Are Worthy: We Need to Empower, Not Punish Homeless People
      Generally 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 Worthy: We Need to Empower, Not Punish […]
    • Success Story: Formerly Homeless Teen Josh Jacobs Becomes First Round Pick in the NFL
      Anyone 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: Formerly Homeless Teen Josh Jacobs Becomes First […]
    • Living in a Rundown RV, Homeless Woman Waits for Affordable Housing
      Most 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 a Rundown RV, Homeless Woman Waits for […]
    • Homeless Outside the City: A Look at Canada’s Rural Homeless Population
      When 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 the City: A Look at Canada’s Rural […]
    • Homelessness and Olympic Host Cities: People Are Being Displaced
      What 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 Olympic Host Cities: People Are Being Displaced […]
    • Lack of Reliable Transportation Keeps People in Homelessness
      Transportation 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 Reliable Transportation Keeps People in Homelessness appeared […]
    • Canada’s Indigenous People Are at Greater Risk of Experiencing Homelessness
      The premise drips with irony: Descendants of the earliest settlers of a land strong and free now have nowhere to lay their head. While Canadian Indigenous people are influential in ways (i.e. progressively, musically, and commercially), the harsh realities of … Continue reading → The post Canada’s Indigenous People Are at Greater Risk of Experiencing […]
    • The More You Know: Facts About Supervised Injection Facilities
      “That’s a bridge too far for me.” ~Brian Moran, Seattle’s newly minted U.S. Attorney (Western District of Washington) Adding to the rhetoric revolving around supervised injection facilities (SIFs), Mr. Moran hammered yet another nail in the coffin of dozens of … Continue reading → The post The More You Know: Facts About Supervised Injection Facilities […]
    • Uncovering Hidden Homelessness in Rural America
      In the United States, homelessness is most typically thought of as an urban problem. An issue that challenges cities while graciously leaving those living in suburban and rural communities free from its effects. Unfortunately, the reality is that, while homelessness … Continue reading → The post Uncovering Hidden Homelessness in Rural America appeared first on […]
    • UK Prisoners Given Tents and Methadone on Release
      More than 100,000 UK prisoners were put on the streets to fend for themselves between 2015-18. Since 2016, there have been repeated UK media reports of people leaving prison being given tents and sleeping bags for their first nights out of … Continue reading → The post UK Prisoners Given Tents and Methadone on Release appeared […]
    • ‘Workforce Housing’ Will Further Handicap Those Living in Poverty
      American City and Suburb Leaders Seek to Divert Funds from the Needy to Help Homeowners Making Six-Figure Salaries In a cruel political twist, governors, mayors, and legislators in cities with rampant homelessness are now proposing “workforce housing” subsidy loans for … Continue reading → The post ‘Workforce Housing’ Will Further Handicap Those Living in Poverty […]
    • Man’s Best Friend Helps Him Overcome Homelessness
      Advocates Maintain Pets Can Help Homeless People Erik Aalgaard remembers the hurtful words that people told him while he was homeless with the only friend he had left in this world: Buddy, his golden lab. “They said, ‘You can’t even … Continue reading → The post Man’s Best Friend Helps Him Overcome Homelessness appeared first […]
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