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The Criminalization of Homelessness

NonProfit Quarterly

Half of all renters now spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities, and nearly 600,000 people are homeless , unable to afford a place to live at all. Half of all renters now spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities, and nearly 600,000 people are homeless.

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Homeless, Then Shot by Federal Police

NonProfit Quarterly

Despite multiple warnings, fines, and legal notices directing them to leave, they had stayed because they were otherwise homeless. A Broader Crisis: Criminalizing Homelessness Homelessness is, of course, a national problem with broad scope.

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Treating Homelessness, One Foot at A Time

NonProfit Quarterly

Francis House, a homeless shelter in Boston, MA. The foot clinic has [served] thousands of people experiencing homelessness in the Boston region…earning Ibeabuchi the affectionate nickname, “The Foot Lady.” I kept wondering, why were people homeless in America?” I kept wondering, why were people homeless in America?”

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Housing and Homelessness: Breaking Down Silos for Systems Change

Stanford Social Innovation Review

America’s homeless response system has been called “the emergency room of society,” conjuring images of a space where the focus is on urgent intervention—finding shelter or managing encampments—rather than trying to prevent crises from happening in the first place. Housing is the solution to homelessness.

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A powerful new tool to combat hunger and homelessness

Candid

The response was clear: In that moment, our donors were focused most on hunger and homelessness in the United States, two interwoven problems that have been greatly exacerbated by the ripple effects of COVID-19. . The severity of the hunger and homelessness crises varies by region, state, and community.

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Can $100 Million Change San Francisco’s Response to Homelessness? One Grant Maker Tried. Here’s What Happened.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Eden Stiffman San Francisco The effort hasn’t reached its goal to reduce the city’s chronically homeless population by half, but it helped galvanize new ways of working and expand the set of solutions to address a seemingly intractable problem.

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CauseTalk Radio Ep05: Homeless Hotspots Roam SXSW, Austin for Money. Is it Right?

Selfish Giving

We discuss the uproar at this year’s SXSW over one agency’s deployment of the homeless as human wifi for the technology laden hordes that descended on Austin. New York Times: Use of Homeless as Internet Hot Spots Backfires on Marketer.