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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 [...]

2001, 2022

Racial Injustice in Housing and Homelessness in the United States

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Housing as a Human Right|

Racial Injustice in Housing and Homelessness in the United States Racial Injustice in Housing and Homelessness in the United States: List of Themes Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) For the United States Review This document was submitted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to support the Committee in developing its list of themes for [...]

1712, 2021

Testimony of Eric Tars to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the Situation of the Right to Housing in the U.S., Dec. 16, 2021

By |December 17th, 2021|Categories: Decriminalizing Homelessness, Housing as a Human Right|

Testimony of Eric Tars, Legal Director National Homelessness Law Center Inter-American Commission on Human Rights December 16, 2021 Introduction Thanks to the Commissioners for granting this hearing and the U.S. Government for joining us. I am Eric Tars, the Legal Director at the National Homelessness Law Center (formerly the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty), which has advocated for more than three decades against the criminalization [...]

3011, 2021

First National Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Released

By |November 30th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

First National Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Released Widespread Criminalization of Sheltering, Camping, and Other Means of Survival FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sam Scarrow 215-264-3252 scarrow@voicesforciviljustice.org (December 1, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center) today released the first national study on state laws criminalizing homelessness. Housing Not Handcuffs 2021: State Law Supplement shows that [...]

2409, 2021

IJT – September 2021

By |September 24th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , |

September, 2021  SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— On October 12, 2021, the Law Center will host our 23rd McKinney-Vento Awards. These Awards, named after Reps. Stewart B. McKinney and Bruce F. Vento--and the 1987 legislation that bears their names--gives us an opportunity to honor leaders and changemakers fighting to end homelessness, to celebrate the successes that [...]

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