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Vendor City Guide: Copenhagen

In collaboration with The Big Issue, vendors from street papers across the world have been sharing some insider tips on the cities they live and work in, which we are sharing during #VendorWeek. Here, Hus Forbi vendor Csaba talks about Copenhagen.

Hus Forbi vendors experience new Danish anti-homelessness laws banning rough sleeping

After two Hus Forbi vendors were fined and kicked out of the municipality of Copenhagen, the Danish street paper is now raising funds to help their vendors pay fines and legal fees. The anti-homelessness law, which was passed by the Danish government in March, gives police the power to fine and dish out “zone bans” to people found rough sleeping, citing the reason that they have formed “a camp that creates insecurity”. Hus Forbi editor Poul Struve Nielsen explains more.

Should we just give homes to the homeless?

Hus Forbi reports from the 11th European Research Conference on Homelessness in Copenhagen on the relative merits of Housing First and the traditional hostel system for getting people out of homelessness.

Danish street paper gives out free edition to boost readership and celebrate vendors

At the request of its vendors, Hus Forbi has released a free issue as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The special edition says thank you to readers and champions those who sell it. It’s part of a year-long promotional anniversary campaign that also includes a viral video about homelessness – The Invisible Man.

Skype solidarity for vendors from Montréal to Copenhagen: “We are the voice of the voiceless”

Vendors from Montréal and Copenhagen discuss their experiences of homelessness and the importance of street papers. Despite living 6,000km apart, they discover they have quite a bit in common.

A personal tour of Copenhagen, on two wheels, with Hus Forbi vendor Henrik

In another amazing #VendorWeek story, we hear from Henrik about his very personal bicycle tours of Copenhagen – the city in which he used to be homeless.

Our vendors: André Christiansen (Hus Forbi, Denmark)

“Hus Forbi has helped me get a decent life rather than being a beggar. I have something to offer to people now.” André Christiansen sells Hus Forbi in Denmark, alongside his loyal dog, Odin.