homelessness

How Reducing Homelessness Would Reduce Drug-Related Deaths

New research has indicated the extent to which cutting rates of homelessness would save lives by preventing drug-related deaths. The…

February 13, 2024

Why Isn’t Tobacco Harm Reduction Prioritized for Unhoused People?

People experiencing homelessness are among a number of marginalized groups who remain acutely vulnerable to smoking-related harms, even as global…

February 7, 2024

Supreme Court Case Will Profoundly Impact Homelessness in 2024

Future experiences of homelessness in the United States will depend significantly on a Supreme Court case that is now due…

January 17, 2024

Boston Clears Tent Encampment at Mass and Cass

On November 1 Boston city workers began evicting unhoused residents from an encampment in an area called “Mass and Cass,”…

November 3, 2023

“We’ll Find Ways”: TX Harm Reduction Alliance Navigates Eviction Threat

The Texas Harm Reduction Alliance (THRA) is fighting on after its landlord threatened it with eviction over the nature of…

September 22, 2023

St. Louis Shelters Plan Would Circumvent NIMBY Opposition

St. Louis, Missouri, is advancing a plan to get more shelters built for unhoused people by circumventing potential opposition from…

September 14, 2023

Unhoused People in Phoenix at Acute Risk From Extreme Heat

Michael Felder, 62, was an organizer with the Fund for Empowerment, advocating for unhoused people in Phoenix, Arizona. In August…

July 18, 2023

The Right-Wing Backlash to Harm Reduction in Canada

To harm reductionists in the United States, Canada can sound like a bastion of progressive, evidence-based drug policies. Naloxone is…

July 11, 2023

ACLU Fights to Stop Sweeps Against Unhoused People in Phoenix

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the city of Phoenix, Arizona, over its homelessness policies. The ACLU is…

May 24, 2023

San Francisco Encampment Sweeps Continue Despite Injunction

A legal battle between homelessness advocates and the city of San Francisco has escalated, as the city is accused of…

January 11, 2023