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47 Homelessness-Focused Innovations

From Solar Cube Refuges to Storytelling Street Photography

— September 7, 2013 — Eco
This collection of homeless projects are either campaigns directly aimed to help impoverished people or raise awareness about their situation. Homelessness is an important cause that affects many people in Western society. As the end of summer approaches and colder weather draws near, it's important to think of people who live on the street and what steps can be taken to provide them shelter and warmth throughout the winter months.

Many trends focus around photography or advertising that center around showing the humanity and solemnity of their lives in an effort to evoke empathy and a change in perspective. Other innovations help the homeless either indirectly or in a more obvious way. Homeless projects include various portable shelters as well as charitable endeavors to help the poor help themselves. This includes attractive signage and pie drives.
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Celebratory Philanthropy Videos
Celebratory Philanthropy Videos
The Homeless Woman Birthday Surprise Party is the Best Gift
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46
Cold Cinema Campaigns
Cold Cinema Campaigns
This Homeless Awareness Campaign Made the Theaters Chilly
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45
Surprisingly Charitable Magic Tricks
Surprisingly Charitable Magic Tricks
This Money Magic Trick Gives the Homeless $100 Instead of $1
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44
Homeless Hotel Bookings
Homeless Hotel Bookings
Faktum Newspaper Created an Interactive Social Campaign to Raise Awareness
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43
Charitable Pastry Initiatives
Charitable Pastry Initiatives
The Pie Drive Aims to Raise Money for a Good Holiday Cause
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42
Neglected People Portraits
Neglected People Portraits
Nuno Renato Emphasizes Societal Rejection by Creating Human Voids
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41
Challenge-Based Charity Sites
Challenge-Based Charity Sites
'Do Whatever It Takes' Site Has People Doing Anything for Pledges
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40
Homeless Errand Services
Homeless Errand Services
Task Turtle Lets the Homeless and Elderly Claim Odd Jobs
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39
Cheerless Camo Ads
Cheerless Camo Ads
The Homeless Veterans Project Campaign Helps Returned Soldiers
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38
Cautious Budgeting Campaigns
Cautious Budgeting Campaigns
The Children’s Defense Fund Ads Help Kids' Futures
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37
Holiday Waste-Reducing Infographics
Holiday Waste-Reducing Infographics
Make Your 2012 Thanksgiving Dinner a Greener One This Year
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36
Street-Smart Campaigns
Street-Smart Campaigns
The Homeless Banner Campaign by Garbergs Brings Shelter to Those in Need
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35
Typographic Homeless Ads
Typographic Homeless Ads
The Salvation Army 2012 Campaign Shows What the Unhoused Truly Lack
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34
Heartfelt Personalized Art Kits
Heartfelt Personalized Art Kits
'Chloe's Magic Box' by Samia Kallidis Gives Hope to Homeless Kids
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33
Concrete Comforter Ads
Concrete Comforter Ads
The Samu Social 2012 Campaign Brings Awareness to Homeless Abuse
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32
Homeless Flower Woman Editorials
Homeless Flower Woman Editorials
The Scandinavia S/S/A/W 2013 Photoshoot Stars Codie Young
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31
Hidden Homeless Captures
Hidden Homeless Captures
The Soham Gupta 'People of the Bridge' Series Visits Dark Railroads
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30
Cardboard-Constructed Shelter Homes
Cardboard-Constructed Shelter Homes
The Leo Burnett Raising The Roof Campaign: The Street House
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29
Haunting Homeless Advertisements
Haunting Homeless Advertisements
The People of the Streets Foundation Raise Homeless Awareness
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28
Urban Street Accommodations
Urban Street Accommodations
The Faktum Hotels Allows Guests to Sleep Like a Homeless Person
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27
Street Kid Barista Schools
Street Kid Barista Schools
Homeless Youth Get a Shot at Coffee-Making Jobs
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26
Foreign Homeless Photomentaries
Foreign Homeless Photomentaries
Christian Burkert Captures Homelessness in an Immaculate Culture
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25
Homeless Sign Photo Exhibits
Homeless Sign Photo Exhibits
The Starving Artists Project Brings Attention to Cardboard Creativity
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24
Stony Prison Shoots
Stony Prison Shoots
The Dungeon Series Sheds Light on Buhinjuza's Detention Centers
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23
Incisive Homeless Portraits
Incisive Homeless Portraits
Oak Thitayarak's 'Walk On By' Series is Poignantly Real
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22
Hyperreal Homeless Renderings
Hyperreal Homeless Renderings
Denis Peterson Captures the Harsh Reality of the American Dream
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21
Homeless-Care iPhone Apps
Homeless-Care iPhone Apps
The iHobo App Gives You a New Perspective on Street-Living
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20
Homeless Wild Animals
Homeless Wild Animals
Born Free USA Print Campaign Shines a Light on Destitute Animals
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19
Storytelling Street Photography
Storytelling Street Photography
Justin Bettman's 'The Bagel Project' is Eye-Opening
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18
Homeless-Inspired Fashion
Homeless-Inspired Fashion
Constance Jablonski is All Layers for Vogue Nippon July 2010
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17
Vagabond Lifestyle Photography
Vagabond Lifestyle Photography
A Period of Juvenile Prosperity by Mike Brodie is Raw and Powerful
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16
Sinking Street Ads
Sinking Street Ads
The SAMU Social Campaign Brings Awareness to Homelessness
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15
Poverty-Focused Graffiti
Poverty-Focused Graffiti
Michael Aaron Williams Comments on the Global Homeless Epidemic
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14
Graphic Humanitarian Homeless Signs
Graphic Humanitarian Homeless Signs
These Painted Homeless Signs Attract Attention
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13
Versatile Homeless Shelters
Versatile Homeless Shelters
Veronika Scott Creates a Wearable Shelter for Those Who Need it Most
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12
Gritty Homeless Photography
Gritty Homeless Photography
Lee Jeffries Captures the Dramatic Reality of Aging
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11
Humanizing Street Shoots
Humanizing Street Shoots
Alex Welsh Exposes the Struggles of the Impoverished
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10
Solar Cube Refuges
Solar Cube Refuges
This Temporary Housing Unit Becomes a Home to Victims of Damaged Property
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9
Multipurpose Portable Shelters
Multipurpose Portable Shelters
The Famiglia Grande Helps Families on Their Road to Recovery
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8
DIY Mini Residences
DIY Mini Residences
Live Affordably Without Waste in the World’s Smallest House
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7
Simple Pop-Up Shelters
Simple Pop-Up Shelters
Atelier OPA Creates Simple Cardboard Havens That Takes Seconds to Make
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6
Guerilla Socialvertising
Guerilla Socialvertising
The Alex Seo Crisis Campaign Creates Awareness Through Startling Imagery
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5
Tents on Wheels
Tents on Wheels
Journeyman Mobile Shelter Bicycle Trailers Offer Tow-Behind Shelter
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4
Transportable Homeless Shelters
Transportable Homeless Shelters
The Urban Rough Sleeper Backpack Helps Support the Homeless
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3
Homeless Sleeping Pods
Homeless Sleeping Pods
The Urban Catepillar by Abby Brazier Shelters the Less Fortunate
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2
Mobile Homeless Homes
Mobile Homeless Homes
The Paul Elkins Shelter is Almost Too Cozy Looking
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1
Cardboard Origami Shelters
Cardboard Origami Shelters
The Tine Hovsepian 'Cardborigami' Unfolds for the Homeless
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