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14 02, 2024

Housing Not Handcuffs Newsletter: Johnson v. Grants Pass webinar tomorrow + new anti-homeless bills

2024-02-14T15:17:29-05:00

Good afternoon Housing Not Handcuffs supporters,  Right now, the Supreme Court, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, and Arizona are all debating if they can punish their way out of homelessness. Things like jail cells and tickets make homelessness worse, but sadly, too many people still think punishing people for being poor will end poverty. As the movement to arrest and ticket people sleeping outside grows, we need your help to shift conversations and policies away from harm, and towards the housing and services that actually end homelessness.  See below for state-level updates and ways to get involved [...]

Housing Not Handcuffs Newsletter: Johnson v. Grants Pass webinar tomorrow + new anti-homeless bills2024-02-14T15:17:29-05:00
12 01, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: SCOTUS takes up Johnson v. Grants Pass, most significant case about homelessness in 40+ years

2024-01-12T16:11:59-05:00

PRESS RELEASE National Homelessness Law Center www.homelesslaw.org Contact Information Jesse Rabinowitz 757-619-8957 jrabinowitz@homelesslaw.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 12, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: SCOTUS takes up Johnson v. Grants Pass, most significant case about homelessness in 40+ years [Washington, DC] - Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that they would hear the case of Johnson v. Grants Pass. This sets the stage for the most significant Supreme Court case about the rights of homeless people in decades. At its core, this case will decide whether cities are allowed to punish people for things [...]

PRESS RELEASE: SCOTUS takes up Johnson v. Grants Pass, most significant case about homelessness in 40+ years2024-01-12T16:11:59-05:00
12 01, 2024

STATEMENT: SCOTUS takes up Johnson v. Grants Pass, most significant case about homelessness in 40+ years

2024-01-12T15:01:17-05:00

STATEMENT: SCOTUS takes up Johnson v. Grants Pass, the most significant case about homelessness in 40+ years WASHINGTON, D.C. – (January 12th, 2024) Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that they would hear the case of Johnson v. Grants Pass. This sets the stage for the most significant Supreme Court case about the rights of homeless people in decades. At its core, this case will decide whether cities are allowed to punish people for things like sleeping outside with a pillow or blanket, even when there are no safe shelter options.   The [...]

STATEMENT: SCOTUS takes up Johnson v. Grants Pass, most significant case about homelessness in 40+ years2024-01-12T15:01:17-05:00
5 10, 2023

U.S. Receives Failing Grades on Human Right to Housing Report Card

2024-04-03T17:16:25-04:00

U.S. Receives Failing Grades on Human Right to Housing Report Card Limited Progress During Pandemic Offset By Inactions Since WASHINGTON, D.C. – On October 5th, 2023, the National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center), in partnership with the University of Miami Law School Human Rights Clinic, issued the Human Right to Housing Report Card 2023. The report card condemns the U.S.government's ongoing failure to stem the tide of homelessness by neglecting its responsibility to ensure adequate, affordable housing is available to all. The U.S. receives a failing grade in “affordability” and still has much room for [...]

U.S. Receives Failing Grades on Human Right to Housing Report Card2024-04-03T17:16:25-04:00
23 08, 2023

Federal Police Use Violent Force Against Family Living in Park – Pattern of Violence Continues

2024-04-03T17:16:17-04:00

Federal Police Use Violent Force Against Family Living in Park – Pattern of Violence Continues Forest Service Police Injured Disabled Family Members Washington, D.C. | August 23, 2023 - The National Coalition for Housing Justice (NCHJ) calls on the Biden-Harris administration to stop using federal police to respond to homelessness. In May of this year, undercover U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management police officers violently arrested Judy, Timber, and Brooks Roberts for living in a camper in the Payette National Forest north of Boise, Idaho. They were forced to live in the park after [...]

Federal Police Use Violent Force Against Family Living in Park – Pattern of Violence Continues2024-04-03T17:16:17-04:00
5 05, 2023

National Homelessness Law Center Responds to Murder of Jordan Neely

2024-04-03T17:16:06-04:00

National Homelessness Law Center Responds to Murder of Jordan Neely  (May 5, 2023, Washington, DC) – The National Homelessness Law Center is outraged over the strangulation and murder of Jordan Neely Monday, May 1, 2023.  The Law Center condemns the NYPD, Mayor Eric Adams, and Governor Kathy Hochul for their failure to hold Jordan’s vigilante killer responsible, and for their subsequent efforts to shield his murderer and smear a murder victim.  But these government officials’ statements and actions are symptomatic of the broader problem that led to this tragedy—a toxic cultural obsession with anti-Blackness and dehumanization of the poor.     As the national legal group dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness, we seek to elevate a reality already deeply understood by unhoused communities and their allies: that racialized, state-sanctioned brutality occurs with disproportionate force and frequency against both the [...]

National Homelessness Law Center Responds to Murder of Jordan Neely2024-04-03T17:16:06-04:00
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