One organization in Austin, TX attributes homelessness to a ‘catastrophic loss of community,’ so they set out to build one.

By Jim Tuttle

Housing, Video

A pandemic, extreme weather, and new city mandates create a perfect storm for thousands of people without a place to call home.

By Camille Wheeler
Photos by Camille Wheeler


A tenants’ union in Kansas City, MO, works to address housing insecurity on multiple fronts — from tenant support to changes in citywide housing policy.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Chase Castor

COVID-19, Housing

A food security initiative in Austin is feeding the city’s most vulnerable and keeping restaurants open.

By Katie Friel and Kelly West

Photos by Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Work

Pastor Paul Montoya is a fixture of support and service among the homeless community in Pueblo, CO.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Kelly West

Care, Housing, Recovery, Video

Four cousins honor the legacy of their grandparents by feeding and caring for people experiencing homelessness in Austin.

Story and photos by Camille Wheeler

COVID-19, Food Security, Housing, Volunteering

Every week for the past eight years, Janet Matzen has been cooking as a form of service and activism.

By Cecily Sailer and Kelly West

Care, Food Security, Housing

With buildings closed, the Austin Public Library shifts resources to maintain public service.

By Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Education, Technology, Work

Rebuilding his life after addiction and homelessness, Richard Barber turns to service for his neighbors.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Food Security, Housing, Pandemic Profiles, Recovery

The East Oakland Collective activates its city-wide network to support at-risk and underserved communities through the pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento and Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Food Security, Housing, Racial equality

A photographer sets out to find two friends living on the streets of downtown Austin amid the pandemic.

By Camille Wheeler

Care, COVID-19, Housing

Dining room managers for Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa are still serving meals, but miss gathering around a table.

By Martin do Nascimento and Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Food Security, Pandemic Profiles

Amy Price is fundraising for Austin’s homeless in an altered landscape, and from a distance.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Housing, Pandemic Profiles

Homeless, living with HIV, and lacking antiretroviral medication, Bella Casebolt is fighting to survive.

By Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Food Security, Health, Housing, Pandemic Profiles

“You guys are like heroes for the city,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler says when he addresses the group set to take an annual census of people experiencing homelessness.

By Omar L. Gallaga and Kelly West

Care, Housing