Charles Davis is a writer in Los Angeles whose work has aired on public radio and been published by Al Jazeera, the Daily Beast, the New Republic and Vice.
Not eating well sparks a cascade effect in anyone, but the effect is especially pronounced among a homeless population experiencing high levels of stress, mental illness, substance abuse and all the pains that accompany the aging process.READ MORE
While no federal program offers completely free housing for the homeless, a little-noticed statute is allowing those who help this population to obtain federal property at no cost, turning abandoned buildings and lots into hubs for social services.READ MORE
Co-published by The American Prospect
The consensus among policy experts remains: Something should be done about California’s money-bail system, which most affects the poor. But the bail-bond industry — and politics — continues to be an obstacle.
It was 2008 and presidential hopeful Barack Obama was inspiring millions of people with his promise to disrupt politics as usual – and a new startup called Airbnb was turning that enthusiasm for change into millions of dollars. Denver, the site of that year’s Democratic National Convention, was expecting 80,000 people to come watch theREAD MORE