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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.

A Tale of Two Townships


The Mount Holly Township that I am from is not the same Mount Holly Township that writer and editor Michael Jackson grew up in. Michael and I were having a conversation on homelessness and how communities must come together to rewrite housing rules and build options people can actually afford. During our chat, we realized that we had both graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School. I have not in all of my years as a journalist met someone who had been so intimately familiar with Mount Holly, New Jersey.

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Conclusion of national research project identifies messages that mobilize, persuade and neutralize


The Housing Narrative Lab recently completed the third phase of our national narrative research project aimed at understanding the beliefs that people currently hold about homelessness and identifying messaging that might shift their understanding about the true causes of homelessness – from believing homelessness is caused by personal failure and bad choices to recognizing the […]

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Moving in the Right Direction


As of late, we’ve noticed an emerging and important trend in the housing justice and homelessness field. We are seeing more advocates, community leaders, and government entities doing the work to show the undeniable connection between housing justice and racial justice.

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Our Statement on the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade


We are heartbroken by the Supreme Court’s decision today and keenly aware of what this means for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and the disproportionate impact this will have on low-income people – especially Black and Brown women.  People experiencing homelessness are less likely to have reliable access to contraception, more likely to […]

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Let's Change the Narrative Together


We’re facing a national reckoning – rents are rising, inflation and stagnant incomes are pushing more and more people out of their homes. People are facing eviction or foreclosure. Now’s the time to join together – start a conversation, break down silos, change the narrative, not only in our local community, but across the country.

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