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From the New York Times Opinion: Criminalizing Homelessness Won’t Make It Go Away

Go take 5 minutes, 40 seconds to watch this powerful video featuring conversations between people experiencing homelessness and Mark Horvath of Invisible People.
  |  April 18, 2024

“Last year, roughly 650,000 people in America were homeless on any given night,” explains Mark Horvath in a New York Times Opinion video.

“I want you to see them how I see them.”

Horvath is the creator of Invisible People, a nonprofit that features the stories of people experiencing homelessness. This work is personal for Horvath, who experienced homelessness himself after losing a job.

He’s been interviewing people on the streets for the past 15 years and is troubled by the recent efforts to criminalize homelessness. Next week, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Johnson v. Grants Pass, in which residents experiencing homelessness were fined for sleeping outside when they had nowhere else to go.

“We cannot arrest our way out of homelessness,” Horvath says. “Just pushing people to a different city doesn’t solve the problem.”

Watch this video, which features interviews between people experiencing homelessness and Horvath. There is more to this story — go hear it from the people experiencing it.