ABOUT THIS SERIES
There are more than a half-million people who are homeless in America, living in cars, shelters and on the street. A national consortium of student reporters fanned out across the country to find out how communities are responding. Learn more about the reporting behind the stories here.
This work is a collaboration among the University of Maryland’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and Capital News Service, the University of Oregon, Stanford University, Arizona State University, the University of Arkansas, Boston University and the University of Florida.
"Our law does not permit punishment of the homeless simply for being homeless."
- MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
Homelessness is a national problem that needs to be addressed on a community level.