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Learn about homelessness and how we, as a collective, can come together to provide our communities with safe, affordable housing and the tangible resources necessary to thrive. 

The Truth About Homelessness In America

The Truth About Homelessness In america Homelessness is plagued by stigma, false narratives, and inaccurate representations that make it completely misunderstood by much of the general public. Because of that, we as a society are failing those who need us most.  Now more than ever, it’s crucial to bring awareness

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Everyday Architecture Or A Weapon Of Mass Exclusion?

Everyday Architecture Or a weapon Of Mass Exclusion? Maybe it’s a metal “arm rest” inserted smack dab into the middle of a bench at the park.  Maybe it’s the random spikes protruding from flat surfaces where people often gather. Maybe it’s the awkwardly slanted window sills or thousands of stones

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Understanding The Impact Of Homelessness

Understanding The Impact Of Homelessness On any given night, over half a million people across the United States are unhoused, left to sleep on the streets, in their car, in encampments or homeless shelters, or “doubled up” with friends or family. While each of these living conditions may come with

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What Is Rapid Rehousing?

What Is Rapid Rehousing? Understanding Solutions To Homelessness What Is Rapid Rehousing? Rapid rehousing is a solution to homelessness that quickly connects individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing opportunities. Services provided in rapid rehousing are personalized to the individual needs of each household and offered without preconditions –

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The Criminalization of Homelessness In America

The Criminalization of Homelessness In America For people experiencing homelessness, eating, sleeping, sitting, and asking for money or resources in public spaces are mere acts of survival. However, more and more across America state policies are targeting their most vulnerable communities by making it difficult, and even illegal, for people

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Barriers To Employment For The Unhoused

Barriers to Employment For the unhoused “Why can’t they just go get a job?” “There’s plenty of jobs out there, they just don’t want to work!” “They’re just lazy, all they have to do is get a job!” The myth that those experiencing homelessness can (or should) simply “go get

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What Causes Homelessness In America?

What Causes Homelessness in America? On any given day in the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of people across the country are unsure where they will lay their heads at night.  While it’s difficult to quantify it exactly, the most recent data, collected just weeks before Covid-19 was declared

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