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3 innovations helping the homeless in Eugene, Oregon

Mohamed Hassan Awad, California State University, Los Angeles Even when the economy is booming, the United States has trouble figuring out how to deal with...

Transgender homeless Americans find few protections in the law

Jonah DeChants, Colorado State University Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, made news earlier this year for his statements about...

Los Angeles is far from ending homelessness – but other American...

Brenda Wiewel, University of Southern California Los Angeles became ground zero for America’s homelessness crisis after President Donald Trump visited the city on Sept. 17. “We...

The 2019 government shutdown is just the latest reason why poor...

Jamila Michener, Cornell University I conduct a lot of in-depth interviews with people like a woman I’ll call Angie as part of my work as...

Shelter design can help people recover from homelessness

Jill Pable, Florida State University Some 544,000 people in the United States have no shelter every night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and...

Why turning homelessness into a crime is cruel and costly

Joseph W. Mead, Cleveland State University and Sara Rankin, Seattle University Increasingly, local laws punish Americans who are homeless. By severely restricting or even barring the...

Why there are so many unsheltered homeless people on the West...

Margot Kushel, University of California, San Francisco One-quarter of homeless people in the U.S. live in California, despite Californians making up only 12 percent of...

Is bigger really better?

Alexandra Staub, Pennsylvania State University The United States is facing a housing crisis: Affordable housing is inadequate, while luxury homes abound. Homelessness remains a persistent...

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