Lori Teresa Yearwood
Lori Teresa Yearwood covers America’s housing crisis for EHRP. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, The Guardian, Slate, and many other publications. Additionally, Ms. Yearwood speaks nationwide about the intersection of trauma-aware journalism and the well-being of our communities. In 2022, Ms. Yearwood received two prestigious fellowships: one from Poynter Institute fellowship at Yale, and another at the USC Annenberg Health Foundation. She is currently working on her memoir.
Evicted, Homeless, And Working Full-Time
Co-published with Defector. As a full-time worker, as well as a single mom responsible for three children, Nieshea Walker still can’t afford the average market-rate rental apartment in …
Denise’s Last Days
Co-published with Slate. A woman who lived her life homeless in Los Angeles almost got the help she needed. Her story shows everything could be different.
The Trauma Of Homelessness Doesn’t End Under A Roof
Co-published with Defector. The “struggle to feel safe” is one of the most prevalent issues a psychiatrist says he sees amongst his clients, even once they are housed.
Evictions Are Back. Black Renters Are Suffering the Most—Again.
Co-published with The New Republic. In Indianapolis, like many American cities, the long shadow of segregation continues to punish Black neighborhoods—to the disproportionate benefit of white landlords.
Finding The Connection Between Trauma And Chronic Homelessness
Co-published with Defector. Greg Turner instinctively answers my question about when his homelessness started, with the earliest memory that he can claim about his life.
I Escaped the Trauma of Homelessness—Only to Face Your White Savior Complex
Co-published with Mother Jones. But I am determined to become something other than your project.
The Bill for My Homelessness Was $54,000
Co-published with The New York Times. Debt is a hidden burden for Americans experiencing homelessness.
Facing Trauma When Your Parent Is Homeless
Co-published with Defector. On the anniversary of her mother’s passing, Autumn Stenberg shares how she continues to cope with “the weight of the responsibility of my mom having …
A Widow Prepares To Start Living In Her Van
Co-published with Defector. Violette knows she is not alone in her housing insecurity, and wants to give hope to others that adaptability is possible.
A Port-a-Potty Job Helped Her Escape Homelessness. Now She Watches Others Struggle.
Co-published with The Washington Post. Dawn Woudenberg witnesses the pain on Salt Lake City’s streets working across from the homeless shelter where she used to sleep.
Can Lawyers and Traumatized Clients Learn to Trust Each Other?
Co-published with Slate. Teaching the legal profession to understand the effects of trauma.
How Did You Sleep Last Night? Darin Mann, Salt Lake City.
Co-published with Slate. In 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 …