homelessness

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

Private Security Cameras Advance a NIMBY Surveillance Agenda

For many, Amazon represents not just a massive online retailer, but the harbinger of a new caste-based society. When Amazon…

December 14, 2020

My Study of Providing Vapes to Unhoused Smokers in Ireland

While I was volunteering at an Irish homelessness service called Dublin Simon Community a couple of years ago, I helped…

December 7, 2020

ACLU Sues Minneapolis for Raiding Encampments of Unhoused People

The city of Minneapolis is accused of violating the constitutional rights of people who are homeless in a lawsuit filed…

October 26, 2020

Unhoused Philadelphians’ Direct Action Wins 50 City-Squandered Homes

On September 25, Philadelphia housing activists declared victory in their months-long campaign to achieve community control of city-owned vacant properties…

September 29, 2020

Rezoning City Land Into Campgrounds? Emergency Homelessness Proposals Amid COVID-19

When it comes reducing the risks and harms of COVID-19 faced by unhoused people, public health and human rights officials…

September 1, 2020

How the Pandemic Hit People Who Use Drugs, in Their Own Words

In some ways, the coronavirus pandemic has hit marginalized people who use drugs the hardest. Harm reduction facilities have been…

August 13, 2020

The Political Fight to Avoid an Evictions Catastrophe

The next crisis is fast approaching: one of evictions. On July 24, the federal four-month moratorium on evictions expired. It…

July 30, 2020

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…

June 25, 2020