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

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

Remembering Shay

Remembering Shay, My Homeless Friend


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


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