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

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We Need Better Homeless Prevention Services

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My Life Now, Three Years Housed

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Ex-Landlord Comes After Formerly Homeless Youth Five Years Later

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Reflections on the Strength and Struggles of Homeless Youth

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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

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

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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

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Forget Getting Sick – Am I Going to Be Homeless Again?

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Learning How to Live Again After Homelessness


Homeless Industrial Complex: Homelessness Is Not Accidental

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Two Years Housed: This Is My Life Now