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Design Impact Vol. 2: Straight-Up Talk: Homelessness - Ethics / Policy / Action

Click on the PDF icon below to access background material and helpful resources for Design Impact Vol.2: Straight-Up Talk: Homelessness - Ethics / Policy / Action on December 3, 2020.

The event runs from 11:00-3:00pm EST portioned into three webinar sessions: Ethics: Is Housing a (Universal) Human Right?Policy: What’s the Problem? and Action: How Do We Accelerate?  The event is free and open to all.


Community Justice Project (Miami)
Link to the Wikipedia page of Binyamin Appelbaum
Link to Biography and Works of Richard Sennett
The global movement to secure the human right to housing
Homeless Drop-in Center
Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
Lehrer Architects LA
Y2Y Harvard Square
Covenant House
Homelessness and Housing Policy Platform. Nithya for the City
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Link to Website of Kofi Akakpo

Community Solutions
Link to the LinkedIn page of Sam Klein
Foundations for Social Change
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK)
Open Source Homelessness Initiative (OSHI)

Other Resources
1. Binyamin Appelbaum. (2020, May 15). America's Cities Could House Everyone if They Chose To. New York Times.
2. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha. (2020). Guidelines on the implementation of the right to adequate housing. Final Guidelines (A/HRC/43/43).
3. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha. (2020). Guidelines on the implementation of the right to adequate housing. Infographic.
4. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha, Kaitlin Schwan. (2020). A Human Rights Approach: A National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada.
5. Publications by National Alliance to End Homelessness:
Fact Sheet: Housing First (2016)
The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response
6. Report by Coalition for the homeless
State of the Homeless 2020

7. Reports by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA):
Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count (2020)
LAHSA Covid-19 Recovery Plan Report (2020)
LAHSA on Black Homelessness in Los Angeles (2018)
Los Angeles Housing Inventory Count(2020)
8. Ron Galperin's Summary of Prop-HHH (2019)
9. Reports by HUD Exchange:
The 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress
2019 CoC Housing Inventory Count Reports by States
10. UN 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD58. (Priority Theme: Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness). Final Report (2020)
11. UN HABITAT III. The New Urban Agenda (2016)
12. Laura Newberry. (2020, Oct 21). California’s homeless students could fill Dodger Stadium 5 times, study finds. LA Times.
• Bishop, J.P., Gonzalez L.C., Rivera, E. (2020). State of Crisis: Dismantling Student Homelessness in California. UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools. Full Report.
13. Benjamin Oreskes, Doug Smith. (2020, Nov 20). Garcetti’s signature homeless program shelters thousands, but most return to the streets. LA Times.
14. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness:
15. Everyone In by United Way:
16. Union Station Homeless services:
17. True Colors United:
18. See Change Magazine Podcast: The Power of Cash to Tackle Homelessness
19. The Rockefeller Foundation Podcast: Homelessness is #Solvable Podcast

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