Category: Homelessness/Housing

Homeless in Los Angeles: Welcome to Garcettiville

November 2016

Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles has instituted Project H.O.P.E, a thinly veiled attack on the homeless population of Los Angeles, the largest in the country. Masquerading …

Poor Tour of the homeless: We have a right to exist!

November 2016

Recently, ‘First They Came for the Homeless’ was approached by Dan McMullen, Berkeley City Commissioner for the Disabled People’s Outdoor Project. Berkeley’s one-stop …

Politically protected gentrification in Chicago

November 2016

One-year ago, gentrification developer, Brehon Capital LLC, Paul Callero and Scott Holloway, purchased a 12-unit building at 1606-10 N. Harding Ave. in Chicago’s Humboldt …

Housing for all

November 2016

Housing insecurity is at an all-time high. Gentrification in our major cities is spreading a cloud of doom over once stable communities. Small homeowners can’t afford the …

“Golden Years” Nightmare

November 2016

Last year, I moved into one of three buildings for low-and fixed-income seniors, owned and operated at that time by Presbyterian Homes* (a non-profit company …

New book about homelessness: Dispatches from the War Zone

June 2016

Independent journalist Mike Rhodes has been involved in homeless issues in Fresno, California since 2002. His tenacity as an investigative reporter has …

Hunger strikers speak out against police murders

June 2016

On April 21, five individuals known as ‘The Frisco Five’ began a hunger strike at the Mission Police Station in San Francisco. They were protesting the string of police …

Sweeps in San Francisco aim to force homeless out

April 2016

Okay let’s just be honest about what is going on in this city . . . This city does not care about homeless people—all the men, women, and children …

“There’s a remedy for homelessness”

April 2016

Throughout history, there have been those that have plenty, and those that have nothing. When those with nothing have suffered enough, they …

Homeless assert their right to life

April 2016

Tent cities are popping up everywhere. Uncaring city governments tear them down as they go up. Homelessness illustrates the decay of an economic system …