Disturbing New Report Shows Dire Conditions For Grocery Workers

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

An alarming new survey of thousands of grocery workers across three western U.S. states reveals that they suffer from shockingly high rates of poverty. More than three-quarters of the workers [...]

More Than Ever, Food Not Bombs Needs To Become A Reality

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Food Not Bombs was founded in 1980 to provide direct aid to people while educating about the perversion of spending so much on the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) while tens of millions of [...]

A New Campaign Fights To Stop The Criminalization Of Poverty

By Eleanor J. Bader, The Progressive Magazine. -

Anew campaign, Housing Not Handcuffs, is attempting to stop the criminalization of homelessness and poverty in the United States. Led by the National Homelessness Law Center, the effort builds on [...]

Denver Refuses To Negotiate, Sweeps Indigenous Encampment

By Alex Binder, Unicorn Riot. -

Denver, CO – Under the hardline stance of Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver continues to sweep unhoused encampments—more than 80 this year alone—ignoring countless requests from unhoused residents [...]

The Pandemic Has Made Homelessness And Eviction Even More Deadly

By Sarah Glen, Scalawag Magazine. -

According to the Associated Press, a one-night tally in 2020 counted 580,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United States. Advocates say that total is almost certainly a severe [...]

Denver’s Housing First Initiative A ‘Remarkable Success’

By Robert Davis, Invisible People. -

Colorado - A five-year evaluation of Denver’s Social Impact Bond (SIB) program by The Urban Institute found the housing first initiative is a “remarkable success” at reducing chronic [...]

A Watershed Ruling On Homelessness

By Kevin Schofield, South Seattle Emerald. -

California -On Tuesday, April 20, U.S. District Court Judge David Carter of the Central District of California issued a ruling that is likely to become a watershed moment in the United States’ [...]

An Improbable Vanguard Of Poor People Is ‘Reclaiming’ Vacant Homes

By Robin Urevich, Capital and Main. -

On the night before Thanksgiving last year, Sasha Atkins, a 31-year-old hair stylist and single mom, hauled a few carefully chosen belongings – her phone, blankets, pillows and a laptop – into a [...]

Every New Yorker Has A Right To A Roof

By Jose Lopez and Barika Williams, Gotham Gazette. -

Well before the beginning of the pandemic that has turned life upside down, New Yorkers already faced a devastating affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Even without the dramatic wave of [...]

Nearly 1,000 Homeless People Died In LA In 2020 As 93,000 Homes Sit Vacant

By Alex Ferrer, Terra Graziani and Jacob Woocher, Truthout. -

In many major metropolitan areas across the United States, there are far more vacant homes than people experiencing homelessness. This is true in New York City, it’s true in the Bay Area, and [...]

Sanctuary Camp Residents Pressured To Move

By  Jenn Schreiter, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – Houseless Twin Cities residents have recently endured arrests, the trashing of their belongings, and violent actions at the hands of Park Police, whose participation in these [...]

28 Million Evictions Loom As Houses Sit Empty

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

Congress’s inability to actually represent the real-live human beings of America, combined with an economic system that rewards lack of empathy and an excess of greed, has brought us to a dark [...]

Homelessness In The COVID-19 Era

By Rajan Menon, Tom Dispatch. -

The novel SARS-CoV-2 has roared through the American landscape leaving physical, emotional, and economic devastation in its wake. By early July, known infections in this country exceeded three [...]

Single Mothers And Children Take Over Abandoned Public Buildings

By Mindy Isser, In These Times. -

In Philadelphia, single mothers and their children have moved into abandoned, publicly owned buildings, in the most significant housing take over in the country—at a time when millions have lost [...]

Without Immediate Action, Millions Of People Will Be Evicted In The Coming Months

By Jannine Jackson, FAIR. -

From the beginning, we have seen that if the federal government didn’t intervene in a really significant and sustained way, that we would see a wave of evictions and a spike in homelessness. And [...]