Due to COVID19, over the next few weeks, we’ll be creating and sharing digital products that we’ve either been a part of, or have created with the Homeless Coalition. Check back for updates!
If you feel compelled to support us, please donate today!
Street Homelessness Video created by Northern Kentucky University students, in partnership with Affordable Housing Advocates:
(5 Minute Video: Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bfo1IPTGp0cD79n0MIF2tIgAeQILfqm7/view?usp=sharing)
This video, created by a Xavier University student last year, gives some insight into what we do at the Coalition. As we social distance, it’s nice to see Lee McCoy and Maurice’s faces as well! Both of them have been Streetvibes Distributors for a long time…
Streetvibes is asking everyone to Subscribe so they can redistribute your subscription money to Streetvibes Distributors who are unable to be on the street or who are not getting any business because of social isolation.
Click here to subscribe: https://www.cincistreetvibes.com/subscribe
(5 Minute Video: https://youtu.be/nxEPx5TdRUM)
This video MoneyGlasses, was created by a Miami student last year. I advised on the project… but it’s too short! The question is: What do kind of judgements do you make when you see someone asking for help?
(1 Minute Video: https://youtu.be/hEJoofJZwts)
Have you noticed how Homelessness is made to seem sensational by the media? Did you know that homelessness is way more common than you think? The people you picture “as homeless” are just a small percentage of people experiencing homelessness. Most people are doubled up, couch surfing, and living in unsafe and not affordable housing. Check out this media checklist to learn how you can critically view movies and tv shows that portray people experiencing homelessness.
Rarely, have I seen media treat homelessness realistically and without victim blaming. The system (neoliberal capitalism) is designed to create homelessness. Until we change this system, we will continue to fight.
Here is a link to a review of the movie “The Public” (2018) where I simply used the Media Checklist: https://www.cincistreetvibes.com/post/the-public-a-review
How To Respond to Panhandling
A University of Cincinnati design student helped create this simplified version of how to respond to panhandling. This image is the most viral thing I ever had a part in making! We have had millions of views, shares, and even people put on sandwich boards outside of their businesses. We ask that you keep our logo and information on it, since a lot of people have removed that part over the years, and added their own. Sharing is caring!
Due to COVID, we are seeing a high number of people, who were couch-surfing, now scrambling to find housing for social distancing. People experience homelessness for a variety of reasons (job loss, minimum wage jobs, gentrification, interpersonal violence, generational poverty, massive inequality, climate change, lack of affordable housing, etc.) but the ways in which people experience homelessness is always unique.
Many of you have experienced homelessness, and maybe didn’t realize it. How many types have you experienced?
Sharing is caring!
(Image: Types of Homelessness, including couch-surfing, doubled-up, car-habitation, in tent, shelter, homeless at home, one paycheck away, living in motel, in a relationship for the sake of housing.)
This Week at the Coalition
Each week, we put together an email containing urgent updates from almost all of our 65+ member organizations. It’s a great way to keep up with the work we are doing collectively, and find where you can plug in.
See the current and past issues: https://us4.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=82976bc34d0c29ff4bb566b46&id=88d5bc1bfe
Watch a video update: https://www.facebook.com/GCHomelessCoalition/videos/212714999830165/
30 Day Challenge App
Are you looking for a way to engage your kids right now? Why not get them doing the 30 Day Challenge? This will help put things in perspective, during this difficult time. You can download the image from our website, or encourage them to download the Android App. The Android App has a quick calculator as well… what’s that about? You gotta check it out!
View the 30 Day Challenge: https://cincihomeless.org/about/education/30-day-challenge/
Download the Challenge App to help support the Homeless Coalition: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
Around 1960, one of Cincinnati’s Black neighborhoods, Kenyon Barr, was torn down for the Interstate Highway. Read this article and check out the image slider below to compare a recent image.