Author Archives: Jocelyn Figueroa

Jocelyn Figueroa

     

Jocelyn Figueroa studied Creative Non-Fiction at The New School and is a blogger and freelance writer based out of New York City. Formerly homeless, she launched her own blog discussing shelter life in New York City. Today, Jocelyn is on a mission to build connections through storytelling and creative writing.

covid and homelessness

How Covid-19 Has Impacted Homeless People

serving homeless people soup kitchen

Capitalism and Classism Increase Homelessness

Disabled and homeless

Landlords Don’t Want to Rent to Disabled Homeless People

Abortion Access

Roe Will Hurt Those Who Already Face the Most Systematic Discrimination

Remembering Shay

Remembering Shay, My Homeless Friend

homelessness

Homelessness Documentary Mislabels Substance Abuse as Number One Cause, Condemns Housing First

Mike Black Homeless Project

Does the Millionaire Homeless Project on YouTube Falsely Represent Homelessness?

woman suffering from PTSD trauma

Homelessness Causes a Lifetime of Trauma

Holidays

Homeless During the Holidays

Hawaiian homelessness

Native Hawaiians Are Disproportionately Affected by Poverty and Homelessness

eviction notice - homeless prevention services

We Need Better Homeless Prevention Services

formerly homeless woman living in NYC

My Life Now, Three Years Housed

former homeless youth

Ex-Landlord Comes After Formerly Homeless Youth Five Years Later

youth living on the streets

Reflections on the Strength and Struggles of Homeless Youth

People celebrate the 2020 Election results

The Election Might Be Over, But There’s Still So Much Work to Be Done

Hope

Direct Action Can Inspire Hope and Help Those in Need

self-care

You Are Worthy: Encouraging Self-Care in the Homeless Community

happy homeless woman

‘Feel-Good’ Stories Do Nothing to Humanize Homeless People