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Criminalizing Homelessness

The Mall Is for All

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

Simple discomfort is not a justification for violating human rights, calling in the police, or keeping the public out of public spaces.

California Bill Would Stem Criminalization Of Homelessness Statewide

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact

Anti-homelessness laws are on the rise in California, but one state lawmaker is pushing back against the trend. Criminalizing homelessness has spi...

'Daily Show' Schools Us On Why Homeless Aren't Actually 'Moochers' Who Cost Taxpayers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact

Salt Lake City has substantially reduced its chronic homeless population with a method that "The Daily Show" is sure will "blow your mind." "We did...

Experts: Banning Homeless Camps Just Disperses The Issue, Won't Solve It

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Dec 23 (Reuters) - For Teresa Sigerson, a former waitress who has lived under a Chicago expressway bridge ...

'Homeless Bill Of Rights' Wants People On Streets To Be Able To Freely Stand, Sit In Public

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Many homeless people in America don’t want much -- often it’s just the ability to sit down in public without fear of getting arrested. But with in...

Homeless People Can't Sit On Sidewalks In More Than Half Of U.S. Cities

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

It is particularly miserable to be a homeless person in the U.S. right now. Anti-homeless laws -- ranging from bans on sleeping in cars to restrict...

Southern City Enacts Controversial Measure Against People Helping Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact

Fighting hunger in Columbia, S.C., just became more complicated. As of Feb. 15, the city started requiring groups of 25 people or more to purchase ...

Angry Residents Protest Mayor's Decision To Crackdown On Homelessness With Torches, Pitchforks

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact

A group of fired-up activists in Portland, Ore., who were tired of seeing homeless people being mistreated staged the kind of protest that will be dif...

Southern City Apologizes, Rescinds Decision To Criminalize Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact

Columbia, South Carolina has decided to rescind its controversial decision to criminalize homelessness after facing major backlash from police, city w...

Southern City To Homeless People: Get Out Or Get Arrested

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

Updated on Aug. 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. EST City council members in Columbia, S.C., recently voted unanimously to criminalize homelessness. Concerne...

Jailing The Homeless A Step In The Wrong Direction

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Jail is now the answer for homeless people found sleeping on the streets in Tampa. Following the passage of the city's new ordinance, many protestors ...

What Happened To Safety Net For Struggling Women, Children?

www.alternet.org | Posted 03.14.2013 | Impact

Leaving her husband became the only option for "Stacy" after he became violent with the children. She returned to her hometown, Las Cruces, NM, with ...

Is A 'Homeless Bill Of Rights' Actually All Wrong?

www.latimes.com | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact

Several weeks ago, state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) proposed a sweeping set of protections for the homeless that have sparked almost as...

Religious Charity On Philadelphia Homeless Feeding Ban: 'We're Going To Break The Law'

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact

A Philadelphia religious charity is set on helping the homeless -- come hell or high water. Chosen 300 Ministries is back on the streets providing ...

Charities File Lawsuit Against City's Homeless Feeding Ban

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA, July 10 (Reuters) - A new law in Philadelphia banning the feeding of homeless people on city parkland cam...

Criminalizing the Poor: A San Francisco Value?

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

Criminalizing the inherent experiences of the homeless further tightens the cycles of poverty and makes it even harder to escape such a reality.