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.
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Fargo library to show homelessness documentary April 24 This story was originally posted on the InForum on April 22, 2019. The original story can be found online here. FARGO — The Fargo Public Library will host a screening of the first chapter of the...
Under Dark Skies Michael Red Fox, an individual experiencing homelessness in Devils Lake, North Dakota, reads his poem "Under Dark Skies". This is an excerpt from the Devils Lake panel discussion about the homelessness crisis in North Dakota that took place at the...
Documentary sheds light on increasing homelessness in North Dakota This story was originally posted on InForum on April 2, 2019. The original story can be found online here. By Barry Amundson. FARGO — After viewing a homemade documentary film about homelessness in...
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.