Category Archives: Homeless

News Coverage: “He attends elite UC Berkeley but lives in a trailer with no heat or sewer hookups. Soon, he’ll be scrambling to find new shelter”

News Coverage: Teresa Watanabe, He attends elite UC Berkeley but lives in a trailer with no heat or sewer hookups. Soon, he’ll be scrambling to find new shelter, LA Times, Mar. 12, 2018. [Complete with good photos.]

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New Report: “Facing Eviction Alone” [About evictions in Denver]

New Report: Audrey Hasvold & Jack Regenbogen, Facing Eviction Alone: Denver Colorado 2014-2016 (2017).

News Coverage: “A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness”

News Coverage: Benjamin Weiser, A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness, N.Y. Times, Mar. 3, 2018. [A long, feature length, moving story about the life path of a college grad turned homeless woman in NYC.]

Infographic type story on SROs

Here. [Potentially good for class assignments.]

News Coverage: “L.A.’s homelessness surged 75% in six years. Here’s why the crisis has been decades in the making”

News Coverage: Gale Holland, L.A.’s homelessness surged 75% in six years. Here’s why the crisis has been decades in the making, L.A. Times, Feb. 1, 2018.

New Article: “North Dakota Case Study: The Eviction Mill’s Fast Track to Homelessness”

New Article: Breezy A. Schmidt, North Dakota Case Study: The Eviction Mill’s Fast Track to Homelessness, 92 N.D. L. Rev. 595 (2017). Abstract below:

Eviction has become a serious issue in the United States that must be addressed. North Dakota is no exception. The high rate of evictions is rooted in the application of archaic laws to modern landlord-tenant relationships. Part I of this Article will introduce the social and economic factors that contribute to injustices in the application of landlord-tenant laws. Parts II and III of this Article will review the origins and evolution of eviction laws in England, the United States and North Dakota. Part IV will fully discuss sociological and economic issues in modern landlord-tenant relationships generally and in North Dakota. Part V of this Article will analyze evictions in North Dakota. Part VI will explore solutions to eviction problems in North Dakota. Part VII will summarize how archaic laws applied to modern landlord-tenant relationships has caused serious socio-economic problems that are best resolved by substantial shifts in fundamental policies underlying the law and firm enforcement of the law.

News Coverage: “Into the trees: Rural housing shortages push some into forests, parking lots”

News Coverage: Alden Woods, Into the trees: Rural housing shortages push some into forests, parking lots, Arizona Republic, Dec. 3, 2017.

News Coverage: “Bussed out: How America moves its homeless”

News Coverage: Outside in America Team, Bussed out: How America moves its homeless, The Guardian, Dec. 20, 2017.

[NOTE: this is a great article with lots of research behind it and part of a larger series by the Guardian. Would make for a good classroom assignment and includes great graphics.]

News Coverage: “Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast”

News Coverage: Gillian Flaccus & Geoff Mulvihill, Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast, Assoc. Press, Nov. 9, 2017.

News Coverage: “China: ‘ruthless’ campaign to evict Beijing’s migrant workers condemned”

News Coverage: Benjamin Haas, China: ‘ruthless’ campaign to evict Beijing’s migrant workers condemned, Guardian, Nov. 26, 2017.