These Parking Lots Turn Into Safe Havens For Homeless People At Night, With Spectacular Results

By Elias Marat, Themindunleashed.com -

(TMU) — Around the world, the problem of homelessness has only grown over the last several years. The roots of the problem are social in nature: rising housing prices in large cities are leading [...]

Homeless Mothers, Activists Take Over Vacant Oakland House

By Marisa Kendall, Mercurynews.com -

OAKLAND — Sick of struggling with homelessness under a system they say hasn’t helped them, two Oakland mothers took matters into their own hands Monday — by taking control of a vacant West [...]

The Solution To Homelessness Is Staring Us In The Face

By Robert Scheer, Truthdig.com -

It’s no secret that homelessness in the United States, especially in California, has reached critical levels. That the wealthiest state in the wealthiest nation in the world is dealing with a [...]

Austin Groups 3-D Print Tiny Homes To Help End Homelessness

By Cindy Widner, Curbed Austin. -

Community First Village, run by Mobile Loaves and Fishes to provide permanent, personal housing and services for homeless people in Austin, had quite the breakthrough day Monday. Partnering with [...]

Apartment Complex Built Exclusively For The Homeless Opens In San Jose

By John Vibes, Truth Theory -

A new apartment complex built exclusively for the homeless was recently opened in San Jose, California. The development is called Second Street Studios, and it is the first property of its kind [...]

The Plan For A National Homes Guarantee

By The Next System Project. -

Everyone living in the United States should have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing: a Homes Guarantee. People’s Action, with the assistance of Democracy [...]

Federal Court: Cities Cannot Criminalize Homelessness

By Chris Teale, Smartcitiesdive.com -

The likes of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have come out hard against anti-homelessness laws in cities nationwide. The organization derided laws encouraging homeless people in Houston [...]

Homelessness Crisis Is Deepening In The United States

By Laura Tyson , Lenny Mendonca, Project Syndicate -

Despite strong GDP growth and an extraordinarily low unemployment rate, more than a half-million people in the United States are homeless on any given night. And with housing prices rising while [...]

All Laws That Make It A Crime To Be Homeless Should Be Repealed

By John Tharp and Maria Foscarinis, Otherwords.org -

When San Diego resident Gerald Stark’s rent increased and he couldn’t afford another apartment, the retired union pipefitter moved into his RV. But because he lacked an address, San Diego law [...]

Homeless America

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

PORTLAND, Ore.—It is 8 a.m. I am in the small offices of Street Roots, a weekly newspaper that prints 10,000 copies per edition. Those who sell the newspaper on the streets—all of them victims of [...]

The Constitution And Homelessness

By Steve Martinot, Counterpunch.org -

When the police violate the US Constitution, are they criminal? In what court can their conduct be judged illegal? For recourse against crimes against the people for violation of the [...]

Poor People On A Poor Planet

By Tiny aka Lisa Gray Garcia, Poor Magazine. -

i can’t exactly describe the sound of an aluminum walker being crushed by a Dept of Public Works (DPW) truck - but its a special sound of material violence unlike any other- with each crunch-clap [...]

Court Backs Activists Who Feed Homeless

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel. -

Florida - A group whose symbol is a clenched fist holding a carrot won a legal victory over the city of Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, when a federal appeals court found that its weekly events to [...]

The Homelessness Problem We Don’t Talk About

By Tanvi Misra, Citylab.com -

The punishment for a crime doesn’t necessarily end when the person has been released from prison. Formerly incarcerated people face multiple barriers to securing housing (including public [...]

Poor-Led People’s Campaign Marches To Resurrect Resurrection City

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

For the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City, poor and houseless people marched from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to [...]