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 multi-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 series examines the myths of homelessness, its causes and highlights the state-wide organizations and individuals engaged in the fight to end homelessness in North Dakota.
Discussions about the homelessness crisis in communities throughout North Dakota have been held across the state following screenings of Home. The Homelessness Crisis in North Dakota. View those complete discussions here.
Chapter Two: Bootstraps, Blizzards and Black Gold
The Human Family is excited to share Chapter Two of Home: The Homelessness Crisis in North Dakota. This second episode explores North Dakota’s “bootstrap” mentality, deadly weather systems and the impact of the oil boom on affordable housing in western North Dakota.
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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...
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