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Category: Homelessness

“I Don’t Wanna Drop Dead Out Here”

A homeless encampment near downtown Phoenix.Ross D. Franklin/AP This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was mid-afternoon when first responders found David Spell slumped and unresponsive under a bus shelter. The temperature outside was nearing 110F (43C)—the hottest day of the year so far in Phoenix,…

What If Unhoused People Designed Their Own Homes?

Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.In East Oakland, home to what the San Francisco Chronicle calls the “Bay Area’s hottest housing market,” a row of stucco townhomes sprung up along a blighted stretch of MacArthur ­Boulevard in 2021. Tan-colored and not…

Do We Need to Abolish Child Protective Services?

Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On a steamy Saturday in late June, Joyce McMillan stood outside the Brooklyn Family Court wearing a T-shirt that had “TRUTH OVER TRADITION” emblazoned across the front. A crowd of about…