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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.

Statement about the tragic death of Jordan Neely


From Marisol Bello, Executive Director of the Housing Narrative Lab Jordan Neely was a beloved member of his community, known for his kindness, sense of humor and his passion for music. He shared his love of music with those around him, performing on New York City streets and the subway. And like so many of us, […]

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Lab Road Trip: Winter/Spring Edition


By Sarah Armour-Jones, Deputy Director We have been busy traveling, training and learning over the past few months. It’s been a whirlwind and we want to share some highlights: Claire Sloss and I went to Gainesville, FL to attend the frank gathering, where we heard from a phenomenal collection of social impact communicators. Highlights include […]

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Essentials for Transformative Narratives: Go On Offense


Narrative plays a big role in building the public will to solve homelessness. Dominant narratives about people experiencing homelessness focus on individuals making bad personal decisions,  which often lead to ineffective and dehumanizing solutions – like clearing tents and throwing out people’s belongings, including ID, medications and what they need to survive. That’s why we’re […]

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Thank you for being part of our first year!


Housing Narrative Lab launched one year ago. Over the last 12 months we’ve been busy creating a 360 degree view of narrative change by… Researching data-driven strategies that grow the public’s understanding of homelessness. Our messaging focuses on justice and equity and the root causes of homelessness. Training grassroots communicators, national leaders, journalists and others so they have the knowledge and tools […]

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