The Guardian news outlet and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have teamed up to launch a year-long series, “Outside in America,” focusing on people on the frontline of the devastating homelessness crisis on the West Coast. This initiative combines people-focused reporting and concrete ways readers can take action using a platform provided by Speakable, a technology company that facilitates civic engagement, to help solve the problem.
Over the next year, The Guardian will publish news articles, in-depth reporting, investigations, films, and interactive graphics about the people and places that are grappling with the homelessness crisis. The Guardian is working with Speakable to embed their “Action Button” in the content so readers can easily take action to support homelessness solutions, including making a donation to organizations like NLIHC and those that provide housing assistance locally or volunteering at a homeless shelter.
NLIHC is proud to be a part of this ambitious and innovative project with the Guardian and Speakable to raise awareness of the pressing need to end homelessness and housing poverty and to tap the power of concerned individuals to achieve positive change.
More on the “Outside in America” project can be found at: http://bit.ly/2ml58iy
Sign up for “Outside in America” alerts at: http://bit.ly/2kRYQG5