Hotels for the Unhoused

Hotels for the Unhoused

By Zahra Latheef, age 11 The Austin City Council voted in January to buy rundown hotels to house the Texas city’s unhoused population. Many people were unhoused in Austin even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The vote to purchase the first hotel was unanimously...
The Pandemic of Unhoused Youths

The Pandemic of Unhoused Youths

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 As the United States grapples with a global health pandemic, the crisis of youth houselessness steadily worsens. Most recent data on the rate of unhoused children from 2017 to 2018 found that youth houselessness was at its highest point in...

Homeless Children Get a Share of the Fun

By SABAT ALI, age 9 Party-goers express their excitement for their friend’s birthday. PHOTO: David Goehring Some nonprofits are helping homeless kids in a new way, looking beyond their basic needs for food and shelter to throw them birthday parties and provide other...

Youth Homelessness on the Rise

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 11 Kasey was homeless in Chicago for more than a year after she came out to her family. Forty percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ. PHOTO: The Homestretch Briana DeMaio has been homeless since she was 12, when she and her family were kicked out...