homelessness

What Will San Diego’s New “Harm Reduction” Shelter Actually Be Like?

San Diego is building what's being touted as the city's first harm reduction-based homeless shelter. The facility, currently under construction…

September 21, 2021

What Could Austin’s Basic Income Pilot Mean for People Who Use Drugs?

Austin, Texas, is known for music festivals, a booming tech industry and progressive politics in a conservative state. By 2022,…

September 9, 2021

Austin Begins Enforcing Homeless Camping Ban; Rest of Texas to Follow

On August 9, the city of Austin began enforcing a public camping ban first approved by voters in May. Police…

August 11, 2021

Homeless New Yorkers Fight for Their Rights as Hotel Evictions Continue

Winston Tokuhisa first became homeless in 2006, at the age of 20. Since then, he’s been on and off the…

July 28, 2021

Questions Linger Over California’s Record Homelessness Funding

On July 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package to address homelessness—the largest single sum a…

July 26, 2021

Texas State-Run HIV Meds Program Survives Funding Crisis, But Uncertainty Remains

After months of keeping participants in the dark, a Texas state-run program that covers the cost of lifesaving HIV medication for…

July 16, 2021

Scapegoating of Chesa Boudin Reflects Ugly Attitudes to Unhoused People

A few years back, an article describing Fayetteville made the small North Carolina city look like a hotbed of hatred…

June 22, 2021

NYC Raises Value of Rental Assistance Vouchers, Expands Eligibility

With an end to the city’s eviction moratorium looming in September, the New York City Council passed a hotly debated…

June 1, 2021

LA County to Target Naloxone Distribution to Unhoused Residents

With a rising rate of opioid-involved overdose deaths among unhoused residents, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took action…

May 26, 2021

“Devastating” West Virginia Law Could Practically End Syringe Provision

Over 1,200 West Virginians died of overdose in 2020, new data show—a 45 percent increase from 2019. This coincides with…

April 26, 2021