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Resiliency: Homelessness

This LibGuide provides materials about homelessness.



So you think you understand homelessness | Marisa A. Zapata | TEDxSalem

In the United States, homelessness has become increasingly visible on our streets and in our media headlines. Everyone thinks they understand the issue, and many believe they know how to solve it. But they’re often wrong even about the most basic facets of the problem. The key to addressing homelessness is understanding the foundational causes and rethinking everything we think we know. Dr. Marisa A. Zapata is an associate professor of land-use planning at Portland State University and director of PSU’s Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to reducing and preventing homelessness with an emphasis on communities of color.

The Housing First approach to homelessness | Lloyd Pendleton

What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness -- providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions -- and how it led to a 91 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah.

The hidden problem of homelessness on college campuses

College students often have concerns about their financial futures with many graduates carrying student loan debts that will take years to pay off. But for some students, daily life is already a struggle and that includes issues we don't often associate with college. Carter Evans reports.

Homeless College Students: Out in the cold

For tens of thousands of college students in America, the toughest test they face is a lack of housing, seriously jeopardizing their chances to succeed. Lee Cowan reports on the trials faced by many students – young future lawyers, doctors and teachers – who struggle to find a proper place to sleep, and about the efforts of homeless shelters and food banks, such as Santa Monica's Students 4 Students Shelter, to provide help.

Looking to connect with homelessness resources on your campus?

Find more information about assistance or where to go from the College Foundation of North Carolina.