A taste of homelessness

A taste of homelessness

I can’t help but think to myself, “now the general population is getting a taste of what we, the homeless, face everyday.”

COVID-19 in the homeless community

More from the April/May issue

In Dialogue with Matthew Desmond

It’s time to rethink eviction policies in light of the coronavirus crisis, says author Matthew Desmond, who has been tracking eviction moratoriums, utility cutoff bans and other renter protections during the pandemic.

More justice news and homeless blues

View Articles by Category

Street Spirits

Jojo: singer, writer, free spirit

JoJo doesn’t always consider herself homeless. The twenty-nine-year-old prefers to live outside of that label. “I consider myself a part of this community,” she said. “Even though I am homeless, San Francisco is my home.” Born and raised in Eastern Washington, Jojo was drawn to the Bay Area for the culture and the promise of the hippie dream. “San Francisco is known worldwide as the place you come to put flowers in your hair,” she said, smiling. “I like to think it still is.” Jojo lies in a San Francisco park. (Emma Arnesty Good) Jojo didn’t want her full name published, or the name of her hometown. She described it as somewhere between Seattle and Pullman, WA. “Twenty minutes north of the Oregon Border,” she said. Jojo’s relationship with her family is complicated. “I don’t want them to
Read More