a humanitarian crisis
The 2017 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Annual Homelessness Assessment Report attributes the largest percentage increase in homelessness in the United States to North Dakota – a 26% increase between 2016 and 2017. North Dakota also currently has the highest percentage of unsheltered families with children in the Nation.
“Home.” is a 12-part documentary series focusing on the homelessness crisis in North Dakota. Understanding housing as a human right and as an inherent need to the health and happiness of all persons, the documentary will examine the myths of homelessness, its causes and identifies the state-wide organizations and individuals currently engaged in the fight to end homelessness in North Dakota.
NEWS & UPDATES
Minot Premire of "Home" Announced Join the Human Family on Tuesday, June 18 at the Oak Park Theater for the Minot Screening of Chapter One of “Home." The screening is free and open to the public. Following the episode, a panel discussion moderated by Megan...
Sean Coffman on Prairie Pulse 1628 This story was originally posted on Praire Pulse on April 26, 2019. The original story can be found online here. By Prairie Public. John Harris interviews Sean Coffman, the director of the Human Family Project. Sean discusses...
'It could happen to anyone': Video series aims to shed light on all aspects of homelessness This story was originally posted on WDAY on April 24, 2019. The original story can be found online here. By Andreas Haffar. FARGO — A new series from a Fargo-based...
Housing: A human right
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Panel discussions about the homelessness crisis have been held across the state following screenings of “Home.” Through the support of the Bell Bank, the Consensus Council, the Fargo Housing and Redvelopment Authority and Humanities North Dakota, those panel discussions have been collected and are aviable to watch below.