Tag: Homelessness

Fragile Lives on the Streets of Valencia

Fragile Lives on the Streets of Valencia

The rates of homelessness in Valencia are much higher than official counts. The Spanish city of Valencia is famous for its wonderful lace and, of course, its oranges. It is a beautiful city and has so many talented young people living there, but it also hides some sad secrets. Figures show...

One Stitch Closer to Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

One Stitch Closer to Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

A young woman has created a unique product to help the homeless in more ways than one. Veronika Scott is the founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan in Detroit. The US-based nonprofit organization produces a unique coat—designed by Veronika—that can turn into a sleeping bag that the...

/home/u159596361/domains/fairobserver.com/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Homeless.jpg
Is Homelessness a Free Choice?

Is Homelessness a Free Choice?

Describing homelessness as a choice helps gain a sense of control over not only the circumstances, but the identity of the homeless. In 2012, we set out to unpack some of the contexts and circumstances that situate and make meaningful the espoused choices to be homeless that people make. To this...

Being Homeless: In Their Own Words (Part 3)

Being Homeless: In Their Own Words (Part 3)

Despite the city government’s efforts to provide affordable housing, NYC is still struggling toprovide for a growing homeless population. In spite of its inhospitable weather and soaring cost of living, New York City is the primary homeless hub in the Northeastern United...

/home/u159596361/domains/fairobserver.com/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Sreet-Kids.jpg
Across Cultures, Street Children and Homeless Youth Face Similar Problems

Across Cultures, Street Children and Homeless Youth Face Similar Problems

In the developed world, poverty is neither sufficient nor a necessary condition for homelessness. Regardless of wealth, political ideology, government decree or religious affiliation, there is no place on the globe that has succeeded in eliminating homelessness. This is extraordinary, when you...

Being Homeless: In Their Own Words (Part 2)

Being Homeless: In Their Own Words (Part 2)

The state of California is "home" to around 22% of America's homeless population. The San Francisco Bay in northern California is known as a hub for the homeless. The culture of 1960s America still lingers in the Bay Area, welcoming vagabonds and permanent homeless alike. Seven thousand of San...

Being Homeless: In Their Own Words (Part 1)

Being Homeless: In Their Own Words (Part 1)

Despite the city government's efforts to provide affordable housing, NYC is still struggling to provide for a growing homeless population. In spite of its inhospitable weather and soaring cost of living, New York City is the primary homeless hub in the Northeastern United...

/home/u159596361/domains/fairobserver.com/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Beggar.jpg
Tackling Homelessness: What Difference Do Rights Make?

Tackling Homelessness: What Difference Do Rights Make?

Rights-based approaches tackle the stigma of homelessness by making those who are homeless rights-holders, rather than recipients of charity. Policy responses to homelessness differ greatly between countries. Who is defined as homeless varies from narrow definitions that include only the...

Homelessness: No Shelter From the Storm

Homelessness: No Shelter From the Storm

Homelessness continues to plague societies the world over, with legal frameworks needed to tackle it still largely lacking. Background Homelessness is a chronic problem in the vast majority of the world’s countries. The problem is a difficult one both in its tenacity and its invisibility: The...

Load More

Fair Observer, 461 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002, USA