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What should I read about homelessness

I'm looking for recommendations of books, articles, films or other media about homelessness in the US. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Apr 14, 2014 - 23 answers

What are the benefits of the tenements?

I've noticed in some of my neighborhood blogs and list serves there is a lot of bias against publicly assisted multifamily housing. You know, "the projects." What are some of the arguments, evidence and research in favor of keeping this kind of housing? What happens to families that are displaced when projects are torn down or converted? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Apr 3, 2013 - 18 answers

Best organization for helping the mentally ill homeless in San Francisco

I'd like to donate some money to an organization that helps mentally ill homeless people in San Francisco. Which organization would give me the most "bang for my buck"? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Seattle children potential homelessness

Seattle child services question: pending homelessness for 2 undocumented children... [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Aug 18, 2012 - 5 answers

San Francisco Social Services?

About to end up in SF/Oakland needing some help. Most important: a sliding-scale methadone clinic. [more inside]
posted by generalist on Dec 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Who wants to be a zero-aire?

I'm unemployed in Texas. I've officially run out of money. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 - 30 answers

Helping loved ones help themselves in MA

I have two family members in trouble in Massachusetts, and I want to talk to someone about it. I am not in Massachusetts, and I need help finding an the right "someone." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2011 - 13 answers

What can we do for our friend with intractable depression?

Service plan for friend with clinical depression - what can we do? Last resort ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 24 answers

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

My brother is on the brink of homelessness. I know no one but him can improve his life, but he doesn't seem to understand the gravity of the situation. How can I not enable him in this situation and still live with myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2011 - 36 answers

Help me find a TV documetnary on a self-building housing co-operative in the UK

I'm after a documentary I once saw about a self-building housing co-operative in the UK—or more information about the programmes. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Dec 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Help Me Help a Drunk Friend

Where can I find drug and alcohol rehab and counseling here in San Diego with absolutely no funds. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Dec 22, 2009 - 8 answers

What is a creative way to successfully accommodate homeless populations?

This post inspired this question: What can be done on a community-scale to successfully accommodate our island's homeless population? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Oct 25, 2009 - 5 answers

How can an injured homeless person expect to be treated at a hospital?

How can a homeless person who has been injured (stabbed, for instance) expect to be treated at a U.S. city hospital with no money or health insurance? Surely they wouldn't let him bleed to death? And if they do turn him away, what are his options?
posted by Sully on Feb 1, 2009 - 21 answers

Who best helps the homeless?

How can I help Southern California's homeless? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Oct 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Friend's family being evicted; what are the options?

Eviction and future plans: My friend is 24, a recent college grad, lives in New York. Her father, mother and 3 young siblings live in a house (in Los Angeles) from which they are about to get evicted at the end of the month, having not paid rent for almost a year. Her father has terminal stomach cancer with a prognosis of 6 months. Her father is a disabled veteran and the family had been getting by on his veterans' pension. Her mother speaks, but does not write in English. My friend now finds herself in the position of figuring out how to handle this situation. For the hivemind: Are there programs, veterans' or otherwise, she should know about? General advice? We're at a loss for easy ideas.
posted by the jam on Aug 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Homelessness how-to?

How to be homeless? Yes, step one, lack a home. Then what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2008 - 81 answers

Enjoyable books about bad things.

I'm looking for good books about other people's misery. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Jan 23, 2007 - 37 answers

best charities for the homeless in NYC?

What are some good charities in NYC that work with the homeless? [more inside]
posted by boltman on Dec 5, 2006 - 6 answers

administrator, hope me

Imminent homelessness as of Saturday 10/28. [more inside]
posted by attackthetaxi on Oct 26, 2006 - 40 answers

Steal a dog to save a dog, but hurt a man in the process

Inspired by this question. I have one of my own. When is it ok to "liberate" a dog from a situation that may or may not be harmful to the animal? Specific example from my neighbourhood inside. [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Aug 11, 2006 - 32 answers

How do I define this use of CPI?

How do I interpret CPI (consumer price index) in the following table? [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Jun 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Culture and begging in America - is there a connection?

More American urban sociology: I live in a city with a diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. How come the only people I ever see begging for spare change are either white or black? Why do I never see asians or hispanics begging? Is this a real cultural phenomenon, or am I just making false conclusions based on a too-small sample size? [more inside]
posted by kenoshakid on Apr 21, 2006 - 13 answers

Seven, Seven, Seven

I ride the Paris metro every day to get around the city, and I've only recently noticed a strange phenomenon. At two different metro stops I've seen homeless people repeating the word "seven" in English over and over again at random intervals. I can't think of any French words it could be that I might be mishearing, especially since the 'n' is very pronounced and the vowels sound English enough. Can anyone explain what's going on here?
posted by themadjuggler on Apr 15, 2005 - 38 answers

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