Photographer Rosie Holtom took pictures of homeless people from London, dressed as they’d like the world to see them. Not only are they beautiful portraits, but there is such light and confidence that comes through in these. As communities, we need to be better about inspiring that in those who are homeless for whatever reason;… Continue reading
These kinds of proposals are happening more and more around the country. But to me, all of these ordinances and policies just redistribute homeless persons. They don’t solve the problem of homelessness. You can’t jail people out of homelessness. Robert Adelman, a sociologist at the University at Buffalo, in response to Columbia, South Carolina’s new… Continue reading
This makes me so angry. It adds unnecessary disadvantage and hurdle to being homeless. What would you do if you got arrested for charging your cell phone in a public park?Police harassment of homeless man
During the recent storm, thousands and thousands of people lost their homes either permanently or for an extended period of time. These people span the socioeconomic spectrum; many have assets, good jobs, and degrees from a university. They are, by definition, homeless. The HUD definition of homelessness includes: People who are living in a place… Continue reading Recognizing what homeless really means
Homeless people have become Internet hotspots at SXSW through a partnership between the festival and Front Steps. They can make money through PayPal donations, and the idea behind it is that it’s more useful to attendees than selling newspapers. It’s edgy and certainly controversial. I like it*. Each hotspot’s success - like any other enterprise… Continue reading
Good. This sounds exactly like the type of voice that SHOULD be on a City Council. I hope he gets elected just for that diversity of background. If it can happen anywhere, it can happen in Boulder.Resident of 'a tree' running for City Council
Why don’t cities spend more money making sure everyone, including homeless folks, had food, clothing, and shelter and less money on arresting people trying to help?Being kind can get you... arrested? Yep.
mbooth: The next time you consider complaining about a pothole on a New York City street, maybe you should check Tumblr first. The NYC Department of Transportation has just launched a new Tumblr called The Daily Pothole, to keep Gotham citizens updated on its pothole progress. The blog posts photos, maps and graphs of street… Continue reading FWD Thinking: New Tumblr Displays NYC’s Pothole Progress
livingphilanthropic: Today’s give is in honor of Carl D, this guy is a prime example of paying it forward. Carl washes dishes part time at a restaurant in Billerica, MA to earn extra money to donate to charity as part of his spiritual path for lessons in humility and sacrifice. He is a true everyday… Continue reading Living Philanthropic: Day 293: Pine Street Inn
The homeless women veteran population is completely underserved, and we need to try to strengthen our support for them, especially because they risked their lives to support us. At the very least, please be sensitive that this population exists.This is a very important piece. Listen, please.