Let's Learn About Homelessness Together

Some Basics to Start Your Journey

California's homelessness crisis, and possible solutions, explained

An easy-to-read pre-pandemic article on major aspects of homelessness in California, from CalMatters - a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture

Why We Stopped Saying “Homeless People”

San Diego nonprofit Father Joe's Village explains how language changes perspectives on homelessness and can hide its causes

Stories and Portraits of San Diego Homelessness

Capturing the images and stories of San Diegans experiencing homelessness can dismantle stereotypes and bias associated with homelessness, says photographer and Humanity Shower founder Justin Verdan

Understanding Homelessness

A general introduction to understanding homelessness produced in a visually compelling way - see, in particular, the section on the wide range of reasons why someone might be homeless

Recent News & Articles of Interest

Oct 19, 2021 @ 6:14pm
In a new San Diego 101 explainer, @LisaHalverstadt walks through the different policies in place that contribute to the criminalization of homelessness in San Diego.

Oct 19, 2021 @ 3:10pm
Thank you @cityheightscdc! We are so happy to partner with you to end homelessness in San Diego. https://t.co/HAc5xVHNTo
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City Heights CDC @cityheightscdc
We're proud to be part of a coalition of orgs committed to ending homelessness in San Diego!

Check out giv4 to learn more, and thanks to all of you who continue to invest in eviction prevention and in more just and equitable housing for all!

Home is a human right! https://t.co/lB2X6wVBii
Oct 18, 2021 @ 2:47pm
Join #giv4 this Sunday at 10 a.m. for a free yoga class and the chance to learn about giv4 and meet our 12 partner #nonprofits working to end #homelessness in #SanDiego! Register and more details here: https://t.co/xPP374nuBB https://t.co/8YbqRsIE9n Giv4SDHomeless photo
Oct 18, 2021 @ 1:48pm
For just $20, you can provide a vulnerable #senior lunch for an entire week!

This #WorldFoodDay, make a difference in your community by joining our Full Plate Club. Your monthly gift will help provide nutritious #meals for seniors in need.

Feed a Smile: https://t.co/xyObMnujOF https://t.co/hYOQ3yW7qS
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Oct 18, 2021 @ 1:48pm
🎶 ✏️ Our Songwriting workshop is just one of the many ways we are bringing hope back to our unsheltered neighbors. Donate to be a part of our mission: https://t.co/ciw5yEI8xx #Songwriting #VoicesofOurCityChoir #VoicesofOurCity #SanDiegoNonProfit #UnshelteredNeighbors https://t.co/WdjWjmNhWT Giv4SDHomeless photo
Oct 15, 2021 @ 5:21pm
🧡 Whether you give your time, give financially, or just simply give a smile to a stranger, let's head into the weekend strong with an attitude of gratitude! Happy Friday friends! #FeelGoodFriday #VoicesofOurCityChoir #VoicesofOurCity #SanDiegoNonProfit #HumanRights https://t.co/v60YxllW2T Giv4SDHomeless photo

The Legacy of San Diego's Racial Housing Discrimination

City of San Diego redlining map
  • Housing discrimination underpins the staggering wealth gap between blacks and whites

    The Economic Policy Institute explains how "The median white American family has twelve times the wealth that their black counterparts have . . . Systemic, legalized housing discrimination prevented black families from having a piece of the American Dream of homeownership."

  • Redlining & Coastal Access Inequity

    The Surfrider Foundation discusses why historic redlining still means that "communities of color often lack representation in coastal planning conversations around protections for public beach access, public infrastructure, and private homes."ere.

Explore in More Depth

Homelessness is very complicated. There are multiple causes, multiple ways to address it, and an overwhelming number of terms and acronyms to learn. Here's the beginning of a deeper dive. Let us know what additional resources or information would be helpful to increase understanding at hello@giv4.org or on twitter @giv4sdhomeless.

  • What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

    PSH combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services for those experiencing chronic homelessness

  • What is Rapid Re-Housing?

    RRH helps identify housing, provides rental and move-in assistance, and case management to quickly and effectively assist those recently experiencing homelessness

  • Recent research from San Diego universities

    Read summaries, or link to the full articles, of recent local research supported by the Lucky Duck Foundation.


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