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Gain insights from our staff and partners on the latest in narrative research and grassroots communication. Hear stories from real people who have experienced homelessness and housing insecurity.

If you would like to share a story or unique insight into the housing crisis forcing so many of our neighbors into homelessness, reach out to us at info@housingnarrativelab.org.

2024: Coming together to tell new housing narratives


What does 2024 have in store for us all? At the Housing Narrative Lab, we know the year ahead presents unprecedented challenges and unique opportunities to shape a future where every person, no matter our race, zipcode, or what country we were born in, will have what we need to live a decent life. 

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Statement on SCOTUS decision to hear Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson


The Supreme Court’s concerning decision to review the case City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson could shape how cities and towns address homelessness for generations to come. At its core, this case questions whether people who have been forced to live on the streets can be punished for having nowhere else to go and […]

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Human rights should be a higher priority than hard work


By Zack Ward Work hard and be independent.  This is the dominant narrative in our society – that we have what we need only through hard work. ‘Americans roll up their sleeves and get the job done.’ Every speech that our Presidents give depict hard work as the most important tenet of our society. Politicians […]

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