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Homeless Bill of Rights

Hoosier Reputation: Taking a Beating

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Putting homeless families and individuals into housing requires faith that people experiencing homelessness are effectively down and out, and not a bunch of bad guys. Proving that homeless folks are just like everyone else is the herculean task that most homeless advocates have all but abandoned.

'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...

Aaron Sankin

Homeless Showers On Muni Buses? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.20.2015 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Being homeless in San Francisco presents a whole slew of challenges that likely wouldn't even occur to someone who's never been force...

Didn't Work Then, Won't Work Now

Paul Boden | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Paul Boden

A Homeless Bill of Rights lifts and deepens the debates about "what to do" when we have over 3 million people a year without housing on any given day.

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

A Homeless Bill Of Rights?

The Sacramento Bee | JIM SANDERS | Posted 03.06.2013 | San Francisco

California law protects its residents from discrimination based on sex, race, religion and sexual orientation. Now a state lawmaker is pushing to add...

California Town Joins Fight For Homeless Bill Of Rights

Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact

Rhode Island blazed the trail in the fight to treat homeless people justly and now one Northern California town is following suit Back in June, th...

Homeless Man Gets Shelter In Exchange For Taking Care Of Cemetery

Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact

After years of voluntarily helping police keep his neighborhood safe, Donald "Shortstack" Oliver has earned a roof over his head. Homeless for thre...

Rhode Island Homeless Bill Of Rights Praised As U.S. Model

AP | By DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- While cities across the nation enact laws against panhandling and outdoor sleeping, Rhode Island is being held up as a national mo...

Rhode Island To Pass First Ever 'Homeless Bill Of Rights'

Reuters | Jason McLure | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact

(Reuters) - Rhode Island's governor is expected to sign into law the first "Homeless Bill of Rights" in the United States as early as next week, form...

First-Ever 'Homeless Bill Of Rights' Aims To End Discrimination

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Eddie Vega has been homeless for a year. He was waiting for a bus one day last week when a police officer rolled up to ask what he...