Tag Archives: housing

Home Remedies for Homelessness

We need more creative ideas for how to provide housing for our neighbors who sleep on our streets.

Homeless Agencies: Growing Bigger and Smaller at the Same Time

Being an agency that grows bigger and smaller at the same time is, in my opinion, a realistic way to ensure effective services.

Design Out of Reach: The Best Way to Shoo Homeless People Away

Imagine, however, if the school had a class on how to design public spaces that would drive homeless people away. Although such classes might seem bizarre, such design is actually occurring.

Icy Invasions at Homeless Shelters

If you are lucky enough to have a home, you don’t want a criminal lurking in your neighborhood. And if you’re unlucky enough to be homeless, you don’t want a criminal sleeping next to you in a homeless shelter.

Let’s Change the Meaning of PTSD

If we want to alter our society’s perception of struggling veterans—especially those who struggle on our streets—maybe we should change the definition of PTSD.

Homeless Numbers Can Be Tricky

Is the number of people living on our streets going up, or going down?

Are Hurting People Entitled to Assistance?

We are a country that embraces its “rights.” We have the right to speak our minds, to worship any god, to defend our homes, to wield a gun. We have the right to not be discriminated against because of the color of our skin. But what about the right to be helped when we are […]

A Small Way to End Homelessness

Building smaller just makes sense. Wouldn’t you rather live in a 10’ by 15’ home, with a kitchenette, a bathroom, and a roof over my head, than spend the night in a sleeping bag on the sidewalk?

Happy Holidays (Even if You are Homeless)!

Giving special gifts to our loved ones and friends is part of this wonderful holiday season. Giving to those in need is also part of the season’s joy.

Do People Experiencing Homelessness Deserve to be Exiled?

I have an idea: Instead of sending people who are homeless into shelters or camps outside of the city, maybe we should exile the leaders who caused this problem in the first place.