housing

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

Cash Assistance for Prison Re-Entry Still Controversial, for Some Reason

On February 7, the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee killed legislation that was almost guaranteed to increase housing and employment stability…

February 9, 2024

São Paulo Installs Military Police Base at “Cracolândia”

On February 1 in São Paulo, a few hundred yards away from the city's embattled Cracolândia, Governor Tarcisio Freitas inaugurated the…

February 8, 2024

“Split Sentences” and the Right to Housing

The room I rent in a Georgia boarding house for people on the sex offender registry costs $800 per month.…

December 7, 2023

Harm Reduction Among the Casualties of GOP Senate Walkout in Oregon

Republican Senators in Oregon are staging a "walkout" from the Democrat-controlled state legislature. The move, framed as a protest against…

June 13, 2023

In BC Public Housing, Older Drug Users Denied Home Health Services

Inside supportive housing facilities in Kelowna, British Columbia, residents who use drugs reported that publicly funded health care services were…

May 8, 2023

There Are Overdoses in My Shelter Every Day. I Feel Trapped Here.

On average, I'd say there are two to three overdoses inside my shelter every day. All the staff carry Narcan,…

December 8, 2022

New Center Offers Free Legal Services to People Who Use Drugs in NJ

Rutgers Law Associates (RLA) and Vital Strategies recently announced the launch of a center to provide free legal services for…

November 28, 2022

The Tenderloin Suffers Under Another Inhumane Crackdown

“The Tenderloin is a beautifully complicated area. It’s rich in all sorts of intersecting narratives. Sadly, some people fear it,…

March 30, 2022

One Year on, Oregon Drug Decriminalization Is Boosting Harm Reduction and Housing

February 1 marks the one-year anniversary since Measure 110 took effect in Oregon, decriminalizing low-level drug possession and increasing funding…

February 1, 2022