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SF Lives: A ‘poverty scholar’ gives visibility to homeless people

The jumpsuit is county-issue orange but author, activist and self-described poverty scholar Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia is not a fugitive, nor is she trying to make a fashion statement. “I purposely wear my soiled and torn jail suit as an intentional, un-invisibilizing of criminalized houseless people,” she said. Houseless, landless and …

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Child homelessness highest in more than decade, feds say

The number of homeless children in the United States is at its highest in more than a decade, according to a recent study by the National Center for Homeless Education. More than 1.5 million public school students nationwide were homeless at some point during the 2017-2018 school year, according to …

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Homelessness can traumatize a young child for life…

Carl Jordan Castro The repercussions of being homeless as a child younger than 6 can be lifelong, and the strain often shows in their speech, behavior, development and health, according to child-care workers and experts. They may be nonverbal, or act out. They’re often sick, but may not have a …

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