Author Archives: Jocelyn Figueroa

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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. Check out her book about homelessness at

We can solve homelessness

We Can Solve Homelessness. We Just Have to Choose To

journalists must give homeless people a voice

To Solve Homelessness, We Need More Journalism That Gives Homeless People a Voice

homelessness needs proper representation too

We Need Representatives to Focus on Homelessness in Politics and Popular Media

Unemployment and Homelessness

Does Unemployment Cause Homelessness?

homelessness and trauma

Identifying the Relationship Between Trauma and Homelessness

Storytelling to End Homelessness

Storytelling Helped Me When I Was Homeless (And After Too)

how to get people to care about homelessness

How Do We Get People to Care About Homelessness?


Homeless, Houseless, Unhoused, Unsheltered, or ‘Person Experiencing Homelessness’

healing homeless trauma through writing

Healing Homeless Trauma Through Writing

Anxious about homelessness

My Life After Homelessness: 5 Years Housed

Homeless in New York City

New York City Nonprofit Homeless Service Providers to Receive $15 Million

homeless youth

Homeless Youth Need More Resources, Not Less, as Homelessness Continues to Rise

Poverty and homelessness in Hawaii

A Look at Poverty and Homelessness in Native and Indigenous Communities

How to help Homeless People During the Holidays

What It Feels Like to Be Homeless for the Holidays

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