homelessness

Philadelphia’s Latest Backward Step Is Nothing New

If the War on Drugs were seeking a motto, “One step forward, two steps back,” might be rejected as overly…

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The Pandemic Accelerates the Rise⁠—and Criminalization⁠—of Tent Cities

Just before we went into lockdown, I visited Sanctuary, a homelessness organization in Toronto, to interview people with experience of…

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“There Is No Naloxone for Racism”—Kassandra Frederique Speaks Out

Since George Floyd was horrifically murdered by Minneapolis cops on May 25, events have unfolded dramatically, and amid worldwide protests,…

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NYPD to Grow Its Homeless Outreach, Amid Social Service Agency Cuts

Amid growing calls by 2020 Uprising protestors to #DefundNYPD, the New York Police Department (NYPD) is slated to expand its…

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Formerly Unhoused Bronx Congress Candidate Vows to Fight for Drug Users

Samelys López knows first-hand the inadequacy of New York City's⁠—and the nation's⁠—approach to housing. When she and her family moved…

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The Mischaracterized Relationship Between Drug Use and Homelessness

“Six months ago Jonny Brown admits he was in a dark place. Addicted to drugs, he'd lost his house and…

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“We’re Human Beings. Help Us.”—Drugs and Homelessness in the Pandemic

“It’s fucking horrible right now,” Andy said. “Since this corona thing, the quality of the heroin on the streets is…

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NYC Rolls Out Courier System to Deliver Methadone to Isolated Patients

For the 30,000 patients who take methadone every day for opioid use disorder in New York City, one big worry…

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San Francisco’s Frontline Harm Reductionists Persist Despite Pandemic

Grassroots harm reduction organizations in San Francisco are adapting their services to bypass limitations presented by the coronavirus pandemic while…

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A Harm Reduction Plan for Vulnerable Drinkers Hits Unnecessary Obstacles

  As harm reductionists, we always have on our minds the health and well-being of people who use drugs. Too…

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