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.

Mike Black Homeless Project

Does the Millionaire Homeless Project on YouTube Falsely Represent Homelessness?

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Homelessness Causes a Lifetime of Trauma


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


Direct Action Can Inspire Hope and Help Those in Need


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

happy homeless woman

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

person sitting on floor, mental struggles

The Threat of Homelessness Lingers for People Who Were Previously Unhoused

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Housing Justice Is Racial Justice: Your Voice and Actions Matter

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Our Continued Fight Against Extreme Poverty and Homelessnesss in the Midst of Coronavirus

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COVID-19 Compounds the Problems Already Threatening Homeless College Students

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It’s Actually Really Expensive Being Homeless

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In the Midst of COVID-19, Let’s Remember that Housing is Healthcare