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Author: Lori Teresa Yearwood

Lori Teresa Yearwood is the Homelessness and Housing reporter for the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her work has also been recently featured in the Washington Post, the Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, the American Prospect, and many other publications. Photo © Preston Gannaway

Co-published with SlateIn January 2019, approximately 2,800 people were experiencing homelessness on any given day in Utah. But that was before the pandemic, in which millions of …

Co-published with MIT Technology Review. What I’ve learned: self-acceptance is the first difficult step.

Co-published with SlatePriscilla Purvis is one of tens of millions of Americans who are struggling with financial insecurity and sleeplessness during the pandemic.

Co-published with The American ProspectA vicious cycle of sleeplessness and financial deprivation persists in low-income communities during the pandemic.

Co-published with Slate. I learned racial ambiguity was not something I could afford.

Co-published with Slate. A 22-year-old takes to the streets of a restless Salt Lake City.

Co-published with Slate. What do stay-at-home orders mean when there’s nowhere to stay?

Co-published with Slate. I was homeless in Salt Lake City. But nothing prepared me for what I saw in Los Angeles’ Koreatown.

Co-published with The Guardian. Despite a federal law that prohibits the shackling of expectant mothers, the 85% of incarcerated women who are in state prisons or …

Co-published with Slate. Among homeless people, PTSD is widespread and widely overlooked.

Co-published with CNBC. Decades of discrimination by the government and America’s financial institutions have induced an almost trauma-like response in many people of color, making them …

Co-published with The American Prospect. How medical-provider gouging burdens the homeless with debt and frustrates recovery.

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