homelessness

“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

Drug Users Welcome: An Oklahoma City Shelter’s Encouraging Approach

On April 6, Oklahoma City opened its only low-threshold night shelter for people experiencing homelessness. With 140 beds, including some…

April 14, 2021

NYC Mayoral Forum Grills Candidates on Decriminalization and Overdose

Even before COVID-19 hit the city hard, New York’s elected officials failed for years to slow rising homelessness amid a…

March 19, 2021

Unhoused Berkeley, CA Residents Struggle for Water During Pandemic

There’s a cruel irony to lacking access to quality water as the sky pours rain, a luxury development’s fountain spews…

March 15, 2021

A Guide to Lisbon’s Forthcoming Managed Alcohol Program

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Portuguese officials have worked to ensure supports are in place for unhoused people…

February 17, 2021

Boston’s “Methadone Mile” and the Wars on Drug Users, Unhoused People

Four gentrifying Boston neighborhoods—Roxbury, Dorchester, the South End and South Boston—collide and form the intersection of Massachusetts Ave and Melnea…

February 9, 2021

Homeless NYC Residents Grill Mayoral Candidates on Housing Crisis

The race is on to become the next leader of New York City, with 22 declared candidates so far to…

February 8, 2021

The “Secret Handshake”—A Program Gifting Cannabis to Unhoused People

For some people in Los Angeles’ homeless community, a dime bag of weed can make a small but welcome difference.…

February 1, 2021

Lisbon, Portugal, Brings Alcohol Harm Reduction to Unhoused People

Around the world, unhoused people lost access to drugs they need to survive as a result of disruptions to incomes…

January 27, 2021

Denver Sued by Advocates for Raiding Homeless Camps

People experiencing homelessness are joining with advocates to sue the city of Denver in federal court for its raids on…

December 24, 2020