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National Homelessness Law Center

National Homelessness Law Center

Changing Laws, Changing Lives! We are the only national legal group dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness.

The case of Johnson v. Grants Pass is notably cruel in the way it targets homeless people. If the court sides with Grants Pass, people with housing such as picnickers could use bedding in public areas, while unhoused individuals considered "temporarily living" could be arrested or fined.During the #JohnsonVGrantsPass arguments, Justice Sotomayor perfectly encapsulated the case by asking, “where will the homeless population go if Grants Pass and every city in the country lack compassion?”In order to meaningfully address the homelessness crisis, the Supreme Court must affirm that all people, regardless of housing status, are protected by the Constitution. #HousingNotHandcuffs Learn more: johnsonvgrantspass.com ... See MoreSee Less
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55-year-old Laura was forced into homelessness following the death of her husband, and Amber has received over 30 tickets for just existing. Both are among the 250,000+ people living outside who may be affected by #JohnsonVGrantsPass. ... See MoreSee Less
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The #1 cause of homelessness in the US is the lack of affordable housing, according to research from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Relying on jails and fines will never solve the homelessness crisis, but providing people with housing with services will.In the case of #JohnsonVGrantsPass, the Supreme Court must prohibit cities from ticketing, arresting, or otherwise punishing people for sleeping outside when they have no other safe option. The results of this case will impact the 250,000+ people living outside as well as the millions of Americans who are just one missed paycheck away from homelessness.Learn more: johnsonvgrantspass.com ... See MoreSee Less
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