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The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away purpose

Aug. 19, 2020 11:58 am

The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away

On Monday the City gave notice it would evict the residents of two encampments the next day. After a flurry of actions on Tuesday, the residents find themselves with a reprieve until Thursday morning, when a federal judge is slated to hear their testimony.
How we use restorative justice in shelter method

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.
Restorative justice still matters purpose

Jul. 30, 2020 7:49 am

Restorative justice still matters

Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program has been rethinking its approach to disciplinary action since before COVID-19. But the pandemic represents an important opportunity to revisit these changes and reflect on why they still matter. 
Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis purpose

Jul. 29, 2020 7:30 am

Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis

Forty unhoused Philadelphia families are squatting in vacant buildings that belong to the Philadelphia Housing Authority. As those individuals transform the blighted spaces into living ones, Occupy PHA and PHA spar about housing needs.
What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature purpose

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.
This is the view from within the encampment on the Parkway purpose

Jul. 10, 2020 1:42 pm

This is the view from within the encampment on the Parkway

The City announced this morning it will disband the autonomous tent city by next Friday. But Brandon Dorfman takes us inside, to meet organizers and the people experiencing homelessness who called it home.
Who’s afraid of bedbugs? In emergency shelter, that’d be everybody method

Jul. 8, 2020 9:17 am

Who’s afraid of bedbugs? In emergency shelter, that’d be everybody

Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program uses a community-based surveillance model to prevent pest infestation. Columnist Andrew Huff tells us what that looks like.
Let’s imagine what a fully realized human right to housing might look like purpose

Jun. 29, 2020 8:00 am

Let’s imagine what a fully realized human right to housing might look like

"Are we trying to eradicate homelessness without providing adequate, affordable housing? Are we innovating rather than investing?" asks columnist Andrew Huff.
For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act purpose

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.
If we’re brave, COVID-19 can teach us to grieve and grow simultaneously purpose

Jun. 17, 2020 6:47 am

If we’re brave, COVID-19 can teach us to grieve and grow simultaneously

The pandemic has been traumatic but post-traumatic growth can, among other things, lead us to a deeper sense of community, says columnist Andrew Huff.

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