Jess McCabe

I am a journalist and these are some of the stories I've been working on lately

Monthly Archives: January 2018

Republishing this interview I did with Katie Roiphe for The Toast

Sad news – The Toast is about to delete its archive. I was incredibly proud to have this interview published by them back in 2013. It was a confounding interview, but fun to write. By Jess McCabe on September 12, 2013 in INTERVIEWS Since her first opinion piece, a critique of college anti-rape activism, was published in 1993 in the New York Times, Roiphe, an academic…

London councils skirt six-week rule for homeless families (Inside Housing)

BY JESS MCCABE London families are being forced to share bathrooms and kitchens with strangers for long periods, as councils make use of an exemption in the law on temporary accommodation, an Inside Housing investigation has revealed. Homeless families are being housed for protracted periods in council-owned properties, Inside Housing has discovered, in conditions that would be illegal if their temporary accommodation was privately…

Revealed: homeless families face long stays in council-owned hostels (Inside Housing)

Inside Housing has found that London councils are building their own hostels. But their exemption from a law on how long families can live in these conditions could be causing harm. Jess McCabe reports.  Illustration by Luke Best.  Photography by Alamy On the day Natasha moved into a hostel in south London, her toddler was having a nap when she heard a noise from…

No place like home: raising children in unsuitable temporary housing (Inside Housing)

What’s it like trying to raise a baby in cramped and dangerous temporary housing? Jess McCabe investigates.  Illustration by Jonathan Gibbs How do you teach a baby to crawl? What should be their first food? How do you toilet train a toddler? Should you let your baby sleep in your bed? These are questions all new parents ask. But if you’re homeless, finding…

Housing’s diversity challenge (Inside Housing)

I’m really proud of this research – a repeat of a survey I came up with two years ago, this research has helped inform the magazine’s new ‘Inclusive Futures’ campaign to encourage diversity, which was last week’s front page story: Proud to launch our #InclusiveFutures campaign today. Triggered by @jester’s important diversity research over the past couple of years. We…