When Lodgers Were “Evil”
A wave of immigration from eastern and southern Europe transformed urban landscapes, creating crowded tenements that stoked humanitarian concerns.
Intentional Unhoused Communities in Berkeley
Intentional communities provide opportunities for unhoused residents, but they also draw institutional criticism.
What Leisure Means for People Who Are Homeless
It's a human right to have opportunities for rest and time off. Even if you live on the streets.
An Effective Treatment for Diabetes? Try an Apartment
Subsidized housing promotes the kind of stability that makes it easier for people with type 2 diabetes to maintain their health.
The Partisan Blame Game That Perpetuates Poverty
A sociological explanation for why the Bay's homelessness epidemic is so intractable.
Tackling Student Homelessness
College students are notoriously strapped for cash. For some, however, that youthful poverty becomes actual homelessness.
The Hidden Subtext of Vagrancy
In recent years, activists in cities across the country have repeatedly clashed with municipal officials over anti-vagrancy laws.
Is There Really a Link between Mental Illness and Homelessness?
"Housing first” programs are helping cut homelessness in big ways. How significant is the link between mental illness and homelessness?
How Olympics Host Cities Hide Their Homeless
Olympic host cities have historically cleared away and marginalized their homeless in advance of the games.
The Power of Tent City Politics
How demonstrators can use their collective strength to force local governments to address a set of grievances.