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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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


Priced Out of Paradise: Hawaii’s Homeless Crisis

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Punished For Being Poor and Homeless


LGBTQ Youth Disproportionately Experience Homelessness


Capitalism Uses Homelessness to Instill Fear

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Are Private Companies Profiting from Homelessness?


Gentrification Leads to Homelessness

working poor

New ‘Working Poor’ Class Struggles to Find Housing


Homelessness and The Just World Hypothesis


Storytelling Changes Our Perception of Homelessness

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Former Homeless Woman Asks: Do I Deserve Housing?

Right to Shelter

NYC’s ‘Right to Shelter’ Doesn’t End Homelessness

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Help All Homeless People, Not Just the ‘Respectable’ Ones