2023 Housing Narrative Awards Nominations

Film/Video Nominations

How to Talk to Kids about Homelessness (Invisible People)

Someone Lives Here
Unzipped: An Autopsy of American Inequality

Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Thrive platform launch video (Make the Road NY)

Homelessness Reframed

I Want To Buy a House


Meet Alejandra (Little Tokyo Service Center)

“Nothing about us, without us!” | We all deserve a safe place to call home (Community Change Action)

Small Sums Community Day (Small Sums)

The Way Home Season 3
Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4

Op-Ed Nominations

I’ve been unhoused in San Diego. My experience showed why police can’t solve homelessness.
By Phyllis Blanck
The San Diego Union Tribune

The Demonization of the Homeless Has Vile Consequences
By Jamelle Bouie
The New York Times

Homelessness is an epidemic — frontline workers need help
By Tom Murphy
The Hill

Faith leaders: What if we used the housing crisis to unite rather than further divide Chicagoans?
By Michael Pfleger, Seth Limmer, Otis Moss III and Ciera Bates-Chamberlain
Chicago Tribune

I run an L.A. homeless services organization. But I can’t afford to live in L.A. anymore
By Nathan Sheets
Los Angeles Times

Let’s agree to finally agree about ending homelessness
By Anthony D’Agostino
St. Louis Post-Dispach

People think drug use causes homelessness. It’s usually the other way around
By Ryan D. Assaf
Los Angeles Times

Think You Know LA? Here’s What the 2023 Homeless Count Taught Me About My Home
By Caitlin Ginnaven
Little Tokyo Service Center blog

Published Media Story Nominations

What’s Homelessness Really Like?
Interviews by Susan Shain and Aidan Gardiner, Illustrations by Lauren Tamaki
The New York Times

Once a Homeless Youth, Now a Leader Who’s Changing City Policies
By Sunny Nagpaul
The Indypendent

Tarrant’s evicted children and the state’s hidden homeless crisis
By Sandra Sadek
Fort Worth Report

Checked Out: How L.A. Failed to Stop Landlords From Turning Low-Cost Housing Into Tourist Hotels
By Robin Urevich, Capital & Main, and Gabriel Sandoval, ProPublica
Capital & Main / ProPublica

Family homelessness in CT is increasing. Here’s one family’s story
By Ginny Monk
CT Mirror

Fort Worth’s high voucher denial rate intensifies as rental prices rise
By Sandra Sadek
Fort Worth Report

How I became homeless
By Rachel Ohm
Portland Press Herald

‘I regret it’: How asking for healthy housing ended in an eviction record for one New Haven family
By Camila Vallejo
Connecticut Public Radio

“I’m Doing the Best I Can”: Stories From California’s Unsheltered Community
Interviews by Aaron Schrank, Photography by Sam Comen
Mother Jones

In Portland’s version of Mass. and Cass, efforts to sweep away homelessness are being challenged
By Kevin Cullen
The Boston Globe

Input from Homeless People When Studying Homelessness Is Essential
By Robert Davis
Invisible People

Lawmakers consider program that could mitigate chronic homelessness in Maine
By Chris Costa
News Center Maine

Low-Barrier Motel Shelter Is a Success—But Not an Easy One
By Fran Quigley

More than half of renters in Fort Worth are cost-burdened, new census data shows
By Sandra Sadek and Emily Wolf
Fort Worth Report

Narrative Change: Haven’t We Been Shoving Housing First Down Everyone’s Throats?
By Invisible People

New Haven homeless encampment installs tiny houses
By Ginny Monk
CT Mirror

Numbers of homeless families in Tarrant County grows as support funds are depleted — or diverted
By Sandra Sadek and Miranda Suarez
Fort Worth Report

The Pitfalls of Personal Judgment
By Logan McDonnell
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

Portland shaken over recent killings of homeless people
By Rachel Ohm
Portland Press Herald

The Root Cause of the Homelessness Crisis
By Jerusalem Demsas
The Atlantic

Vulnerable New Yorkers Suffer as Some Services Decline Under Mayor Adams
By Dana Rubinstein and Emma G. Fitzsimmons
The New York Times

Podcast Nominations

Episode: Through the Looking Glass
Hosted by Ethan Ward
Guest: Saba Mwine

The Ezra Klein Show
Episode: What We Learned From the Deepest Look at Homelessness in Decades
Hosted by Ezra Klein
Guest: Jerusalem Demsas

Hear Our Voices
Episode: Perspectives from a Peer Advocate
Hosted by Kadisha Davis
Guest: Diana Mendez

Forum (KQED)
Episode: What UCSF’s Statewide Homelessness Study Found out About the Causes of California’s Crisis
Hosted by Alexis Madrigal
Guests: Margot Kushel, Jesica Giannola and Robynne Rose-Haymer

What Next
Episode: What Homelessness Is Really Like
Hosted by Mary Harris
Guests: Claudine Sipili and Ethan Ward

Young, Unhoused and Unseen
Episode: The money
Hosted by Yvonne Latty

Not published in 2023
The following were nominated in one of the above categories, but were ineligible for consideration as they were not published in 2023.

Housing is a human right
By Maybeth Morales-Davis
CT Mirror

Notice to Quit (Four Part Series)
By Ginny Monk
CT Mirror

The Obvious Answer to Homelessness
By Jerusalem Demsas
The Atlantic

Why half of affordable housing vouchers in CT go unused: ‘A slamming door in my face’
By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
CT Insider