poverty

Homelessness

The Story Behind a Viral Video of Anti-Homeless Vigilantism

"Jogger Joe" isn't the only one mistreating homeless people in the Bay Area.
Rick Paulas
7.3.18
poverty

When Working in Disney World Means Being Stuck Living in a Cheap Motel

As unionized workers in Florida haggle with Disney in hopes of a wage increase, some of them are living precarious economic existences.
Michael Sainato
6.1.18
Views My Own

I Got Arrested Today While Praying the US Finally Confronts Poverty

America's abundant wealth is held in the hands of the few and spent on war and militarism.
Susan Frederick-Gray
5.14.18
Zealandia

The Wilderness Intervention Program Giving Young Offenders a Second Chance

START Taranaki aims to keep convicted teenagers out of juvie.
VICE Staff
5.7.18
Photography

Photos from the Tiniest Tiny Homes in Hong Kong

For the disadvantaged, apartments can be literally the size of a coffin.
Harriet Renn
4.26.18
Homelessness

What It's Like to Rebound as a Young, Homeless Mother

With affordable housing facing a crunch under Trump, it's harder than ever for young families to cope. Still, some find the support they need.
Sonja Sharp
2.21.18
ten questions

Eating Fire Does Unspeakable Things to Your Insides

"When I breathe fire, I drink diesel, but the problem is that no matter how hard I try to keep it in my mouth, some of it always makes it to my stomach."
Jorge Damián Méndez Lozano
2.12.18
Desus & Mero

Wyclef Jean Talks About Moving from Haiti to Brooklyn's Projects as a Kid

The music legend tells Desus and Mero about seeing everything in a different light after growing up in Haiti.
Sarah Bellman
11.29.17
New York

Scenes of Daily Life for New Yorkers Who Got Help

A small army of nonprofits help people who slip through the cracks of government assistance. Here's what that looks like up close.
John Surico
11.27.17
Criminal Justice

The Vicious Cycle of Losing a Driver's License Over Court Debt

After decades of trapping poor people, some states are starting to pull back from a Ferguson-esque practice.
Beth Schwartzapfel
11.21.17
africa

How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi

It's not the first time lingering skepticism of foreigners and local beliefs have produced panic over allegedly bloodsucking predators in the African country.
Mark Hay
11.1.17
VICE INTL

Inside China's MMA Club for Poor and Orphaned Boys

Enbo MMA Club has trained hundreds of children from impoverished Tibetan communities, giving kids like Banma Duoji—a rising professional competitor—a chance to thrive.
VICE Staff
11.1.17