A Glimpse into Homelessness

“The estimated number of homeless people in Canada ranges from 150,000 to 300,000, and the figure has been rising.” — Homelessness Statistics in Canada, 4 February 2023, Statscan

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) counted around 582,000 Americans experiencing homelessness in 2022.

Allen Forrest is a writer, painter, graphic artist and activist. He has created covers and illustrations for literary publications and books, is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University's Reed Magazine for 2015, and his Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the Bellevue College Foundation's permanent art collection in Bellevue, WA. He lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Read other articles by Allen, or visit Allen's website.