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Andrew Huff is a Generocity contributor. He has worked in homeless services since 2015.

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Uncovering the Reasons Behind Philly’s 18% Unsheltered Homeless Population explainer

Apr. 11, 2023 6:55 am

Uncovering the Reasons Behind Philly’s 18% Unsheltered Homeless Population

Exploring Insights Contributing to Homelessness Despite Shelter Availability
Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture column

Dec. 13, 2022 10:10 pm

Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture

Prosocial behavior is the intent to benefit others, such as helping, sharing, donating, co-operating, and volunteering. Since 2016, Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program (CSP) for chronically homeless men has committed to proactively including shelter guests in program management in order to encourage a prosocial culture. As peer leaders, guests help staff create the agendas for […]
The “homeless hero” trope won’t save us column

Feb. 21, 2022 6:30 am

The “homeless hero” trope won’t save us

Surrounded by stories of economic success, it's a cheat to wait for a superhero, writes this homeless advocate.
The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’ column

Jan. 24, 2022 6:45 am

The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’

In the context of homeless services, innovation needs to move us closer to a fully realized human right to housing—not more tents, pods, or makeshift shelters.
How we use restorative justice in shelter column

Aug. 11, 2020 1:27 pm

How we use restorative justice in shelter

At Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program, guests and staff speak with each other openly about what justice means, what it looks like in their shelter community, and then decide together how to achieve it.
What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature column

Jul. 17, 2020 8:20 am

What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature

"When people live on the margins of society and government, they do not necessarily or inevitably descend into chaos, anarchy, or violence," says columnist Andrew Huff.
For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act column

Jun. 24, 2020 9:18 am

For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act

Paying attention to those TV choices can help social service workers forge connection, says Andrew Huff.