- At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness
- Left Out in America: The State of Homelessness in the United States
- Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives
- Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages
- Companion Website: The Village Collaborative
- The Poverty Industry - The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens
- Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
- The Poor Among Us - A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City
- Down & out, on the Road - The Homeless in American History
- Frontline: Poor Kids - In 2012, FRONTLINE spent months following four young children as their families struggled with financial ruin. This documentary revisits the families to see what their lives are like now, offering a powerful, firsthand look at what poverty means to children.
- Frontline: Left Behind in America - Intimate stories of one Rust Belt city’s struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. FRONTLINE and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio, a once-booming city where nearly 35 percent of people now live in poverty.
- Faces of Homelessness eCourse (This link is currently broken. Great course, hope it is not permanently down).
Orlando homeless reveal facts about themselves... More videos at rethinkhomelessness.org
Essays on Homelessness
- Stray Dogs and Homeless Persons — In Brazil and in the United States; J.M. Jordan
- University of Oregon's Narratives of Homelessness
Criminalization of Homelessness
- No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities - The Definitive report on homelessness in America prepared by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
- Searching Out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness
- Justice Department Brief to Address the Criminalization of Homelessness
- Patterns of Exclusion: Sanitizing Space, Criminalizing Homelessness
- Huffington Post stories on the criminalization of homelessness
- Justice Department Blog: Poverty is Not a Crime
- Justice Department Fact Sheet: A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt and Bail Practices
- SB-867: The Push to Decriminalize Homelessness in California
- Homeless Advocates Fight For Right to Rest in Denver
Continuum of Care Model
The image to the right illustrates a Continuum of Care (CoC) model (also referred to as a staircase or linear model) for homeless intervention.
Where the Housing First model seeks to place homeless persons into permanent housing immediately without first requiring treatment for substance addiction or mental illness, the CoC model requires some sort of stabilization and treatment before permanent housing is be provided.
The following paper compare the Housing First and CoC housing models:
Effective Services for Substance Misuse and Homelessness in Scotland
Documentary: Life in a Florida Homeless Camp
TED Talk: How architectural innovations migrate across borders
"As the world's cities undergo explosive growth, inequality is intensifying. Wealthy neighborhoods and impoverished slums grow side by side, the gap between them widening. In this eye-opening talk, architect Teddy Cruz asks us to rethink urban development from the bottom up. Sharing lessons from the slums of Tijuana, Cruz explores the creative intelligence of the city's residents and offers a fresh perspective on what we can learn from places of scarcity."