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2909, 2022

Ninth Circuit Upholds & Clarifies Homeless Persons’ Right to Survive in Absence of Housing

By |September 29th, 2022|Categories: Latest News, Press Releases|

Ninth Circuit Upholds & Clarifies Homeless Persons’ Right to Survive in Absence of Housing Court Reiterates Martin v. Boise Holding that Civil and Criminal Punishments for Homelessness are Cruel & Unusual FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2022 Media Contact: Erika Lopez (202)638-2535 x110 | elopez@homelesslaw.org (September 29, 2022, Washington, DC) – On September 28, people [...]

109, 2022

Criminalization of Homelessness is Racially Discriminatory

By |September 1st, 2022|Categories: Latest News, Press Releases|

Criminalization of Homelessness is Racially Discriminatory, Must be Abolished, Say UN Human Rights Experts Also Calls for “All Necessary Measures to Eliminate Segregation” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2022 Media Contact: Erika Lopez (202)638-2535 x110 | elopez@homelesslaw.org GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva yesterday stated “it remains concerned [...]

2406, 2022

National Homelessness Law Center Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson

By |June 24th, 2022|Categories: Latest News|

National Homelessness Law Center Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization as Violation of Human Right to Health Care and Harmful to Persons Experiencing Homelessness June 24, 2022 The National Homelessness Law Center stands for universal human rights for all people, including the human rights to health care and to housing. A necessary component of this human rights work [...]

1603, 2022

Updated State Index Report on Youth Homelessness Released

By |March 16th, 2022|Categories: Latest News, Press Releases|

Updated State Index Report on Youth Homelessness Released Report to Provide State Rankings and Areas for Improvement for Further Decriminalization of Homelessness FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2022 Media Contact: Erika Lopez (202)638-2535 x110 | elopez@homelesslaw.org (March 10, 2022, Washington, DC) – The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center) and True Colors United are excited [...]

1003, 2022

Criminalization of Homelessness Case Summaries 2022

By |March 10th, 2022|Categories: Decriminalizing Homelessness|

LITIGATION MANUAL SUPPLEMENT: Criminalization of Homelessness Case Summaries 2022 DOWNLOAD PDF Summary Despite a lack of affordable housing and shelter space, governments have chosen to threaten, arrest, and ticket homeless persons for performing life-sustaining activities – such as sleeping or sitting down - in outdoor public space. In addition to an increasing number of laws that civilly and criminally punish homelessness, governments also regularly [...]

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