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This guide provides suggested resources for beginning research on and discussing the issues related to the topic of homelessness.

Films on Demand Service

There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.


Peter Cameron wants no more wars. Approximately 1.4 million veterans are at risk for homelessness due to lack of resources, support networks, living conditions, and poverty. Learn how graduates of the VRC live today.

In this program, investigative journalists Mariana van Zeller and Darren Foster explore firsthand the little-seen world of America's homeless youth. A National Geographic Production. This program contains interviews with young people and doesn't edit the language being used. This content is made available with the goal of helping youths in need and to help tell the true story of these young people in their own words. Please preview and ensure this content is appropriate for your students and classroom prior to use. 

Now an Official Selection to the 2020 Twin Cities Film Fest - Told through the residents who lived it, "The Wall" looks back at the saga of the 2018 Native American tent community in Minneapolis. Throughout the film, residents share openly and honestly about their journeys to the camp, their lives there, and their hopes for a better future. “The Wall” offers these stories within the backdrop of the overall story of the camp: its growth, the Twin Cities community response, and the eventual transfer of residents to shelter. "The Wall" provides a unique and raw look into the struggles of American poverty, addiction, and homelessness. As a result, viewers walk away with a better understanding of what might be done to address these issues.