Homelessness Myths by Christine Schanes

Homelessness Myths by Christine Schanes

Christine Schanes wrote a series of articles regarding the myths surrounding homelessness originally posted on the Huffington Post. Below you will find links to her articles which address some of the judgments that people make and the stigma associated with homelessness. Myths are widely held thoughts or beliefs that are generally not true and addressing these helps to clear up misconceptions.

Homelessness Myth #1: "Get a Job!"
Homelessness Myth #2: "They're All Bums!"
Homelessness Myth #3: Unsheltered People Only Count At Night
Homelessness Myth #4: There's Room In The Inn
Homelessness Myth #5: Sleep-Walking Will End Homelessness
Homelessness Myth #6: Homeless People Sleep All The Time
Homelessness Myth #7: "Oh, No! A Transient!"
Homelessness Myth #8: One Size Fits All
Homelessness Myth #9: It Will Never End
Homelessness Myth #10: Serving Is Tiring
Homelessness Myth #11: Homeless People Rest All Day
Homelessness Myth #12: Corporations Don't Care (VIDEO)
Homelessness Myth #13: 'Please Don't Feed Our Bums!'
Homelessness Myth #14: They Choose to Be Homeless
Homelessness Myth #15: Just Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps
Homelessness Myth #16: Helping Infantilizes Homeless People
Homelessness Myth #17: They Flock for Services
Homelessness Myth #18: The Police Will Solve It
Homelessness Myth #19: R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Homelessness Myth #20: They Make Millions
Homelessness Myth #21: They're All Happy-Go-Lucky
Homelessness Myth #22: They Have Enough Money
Homelessness Myth #23: They Have Too Much Food to Eat
Homelessness Myth #24: They All Frequent Bars
Homelessness Myth #25: Here a Homeless, There a Homeless

ORGANIZATION: Huffington Post
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012