Homelessness

October 17, 2011
Since 1993, today has been recognized by the United Nations, and its members around the world, as International day for the eradication of poverty 2011. Today, October 17, 2011, the United Nations...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, International
September 19, 2011
In its fifth year, the large turnout for the annual DTES Women's Housing March shows that the movement pushing for better access to safe and affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood, is not...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Tenants' Rights, Violence, Women, British Columbia
September 8, 2011
Recently, Mark Horvath, the blogger/filmmaker behind invisiblepeople.tv, visited Toronto to document the lives of its homeless residents. Mark usually resides in Los Angeles, but he left California...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada, International
August 31, 2011
Poverty in Canada has been updated by author Dennis Raphael. With the original foreword by Jack Layton and an updated foreword by Rob Rainer, the book's second edition contains new data and a new...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
August 29, 2011
A coalition of community groups in Toronto has created a website to highlight the issue of housing in the upcoming Ontario provincial election and put pressure on political groups to address it....
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario
August 22, 2011
The City of Vancouver has struggled to force the owners of two Vancouver Single Room Occupancy hotels to clean up their properties and fix the multitude of reported problems. Recently the situation...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
August 15, 2011
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC has released a report on serving aboriginal homeless persons in a culturally sensitive way. From the Executive Summary: Previous research has shown that...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Indigenous, British Columbia
August 10, 2011
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre has a extended their night shelter service, and anticipates BC Housing will soon be accepting tenders to run a 24-hour women's shelter in the Downtown Eastside. The...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Women, British Columbia
food not bombs
July 26, 2011
In Florida, people are being arrested for giving food to people who are homeless. The City of Orlando has been targeting Food not Bombs, a community group that, twice a week for the past 5 years, has...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Organizing, United States
July 26, 2011
This amazing online art exhibition presents the work of artists who have sought to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness. Since the Great Depression, artists in the US have not only acted as...
Keywords: Article , Art and Culture, Homelessness, United States
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