print logo
  • Username:  
    Password:  

The Right To Exist: The most fundamental right that you’ve never had

 INSP 21 March 2019

When Bud Stratford became homeless, he had people to turn to. His father let him set up a tiny makeshift home in the parking lot of the family business, where Bud worked. But he quickly realized others weren’t so lucky. His experiences offering help to a fellow homeless man called Dave, showed Bud that in the USA the very right to exist is contingent on owning property. He is now a committed advocate for homeless people - and for the controversial Tiny Homes movement currently battling against the local government in LA. (2863 Words) - By Bud Stratford

Reuters_Los Angeles' Skid Row

A couple walks past tents on downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row, March 7, 2019.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

USA_Tiny Homes

When Bud Stratford became homeless he was lucky to have a family to support him until he moved into more permanent housing. Some are not so lucky, now he advocates for the rights of the homeless.Credit: Bud Stratford

USA_Tiny Homes 1

When Bud Stratford became homeless he was lucky to have a family to support him until he moved into more permanent housing. Some are not so lucky, now he advocates for the rights of the homeless.Credit: Bud Stratford

USA_Tiny Homes 2

When Bud Stratford became homeless he was lucky to have a family to support him until he moved into more permanent housing. Some are not so lucky, now he advocates for the rights of the homeless.Credit: Bud Stratford

USA_Tiny Homes 3

When Bud Stratford became homeless he was lucky to have a family to support him until he moved into more permanent housing. Some are not so lucky, now he advocates for the rights of the homeless.Credit: B


This content is only available to members (INSP street paper members). Members can log in above to view full text. However, everyone can read lots of great stories like this at INSP.ngo/news

Recently added

SNS logo
  • Website Design