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October 2020

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GEN (8/31/2020) The Pandemic Has Exposed How Broken Our Housing System Is

KXXV News (8/28/2020) Criminalizing homelessness has a human cost, researchers say

Denver 7 (8/28/2020) Criminalizing homelessness has a human cost, researchers say

The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/25/2020) Even with judge’s sign-off, criminalizing encampments isn’t the solution to Philly’s housing problem | Opinion

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (8/20/2020) 30 Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Anti-Discrimination Laws, Support Same-Sex Foster Parents

Generocity (8/19/2020) The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away

Portland Tribune (8/18/2020) Fining unhoused people for sleeping, camping is unconstitutional, Oregon District Court says

The Independent (8/13/2020) Colville mayor releases statement on homeless people in town

Daily Times (8/13/2020) GRANTS PASS US judge: Cities cannot fine people for living outside

The Corvallis Advocate (8/13/2020) Fed Ruling on Grants Pass Homeless Laws Could Impact Corvallis

The American Independent (8/12/2020) The pandemic has made it even harder for LGBTQ homeless people to vote

Star Tribune (8/11/2020) U.S. judge: Cities cannot fine people for living outside

Stamford Advocate (8/11/2020) U.S. judge: Cities cannot fine people for living outside

The Oregonian (8/11/2020) Cities cannot fine homeless people for living outside, U.S. judge rules in Grants Pass case

ABC 7 News (8/10/2020) The advantages within tent cities for people experiencing homelessness

Street Sense Media (8/6/2020) Two homeless residents say Dupont Circle neighbors cleared their belongings when they were given an Airbnb for one night

WAMU 88.5 (8/6/2020) ‘Two Sides Of The Same Coin’: Addressing The Link Between Racism And Homelessness

The Davis Vangaurd (8/2/2020) Homeless No-Shows in Fresno: For Unhoused, There’s No Incentive to Appear in Court

American Action Forum (6/30/2020) Incarceration and Poverty in the United States

NOWHERE TO GO (6/29/2020) In many cities, it’s illegal to beg for food or money

KATU 2 (6/29/2020) Cities, including Eugene, try to arrest their way out of homeless problems

Boston Globe (6/28/2020) For the homeless in Boston and beyond, laws can criminalize life itself

Colorado Springs Gazette (6/28/2020) Colorado advocates: Continued sweeps of homeless camps risk further spread of coronavirus

Kaiser Health News (6/26/2020) Sweeps Of Homeless Camps Run Counter To COVID Guidance And Pile On Health Risks

CPR News (6/26/2020) Denver’s Sweeps Of Homeless Camps Run Counter To COVID-19 Guidance

The Colorado Sun (6/25/2020) Sweeps of Denver homeless camps go against coronavirus guidance

NPR (6/25/2020) Denver’s Sweeps Of Homeless Camps Run Counter To COVID-19 Guidance

Vox (6/24/2020) 4 ideas to replace traditional police officers

Ocala (6/21/2020) Naomie Cledanor Accluche: We need to house the unsheltered in Ocala

BlackPressUSA (6/15/2020) OP-ED: Can’t Stay Home, Can’t Keep Curfew: People Experiencing Homelessness Caught in Pandemic, Curfews, Violence

The Charleston Chronicle (6/14/2020)  Can’t Stay Home, Can’t Keep Curfew: People Experiencing Homelessness Caught in Pandemic, Curfews, Violence

Realty Biz News (6/12/2020)  HUD moves to tackle homelessness amid COVID-19


Forbes (6/9/2020)  HUD Allocates Nearly $3 Billion In Funding To Aid Homeless Amid Coronavirus Recovery Efforts

The Progressive (6/3/2020) Pandemic Ramps Up Risks for the Homeless

No vacancy: Southern Nevada struggles to house the homeless during health crisis

Nevada Current-4/1/2020

Denver isn’t doing enough to protect homeless population from coronavirus, advocates say

Denver Post-4/4/2020

Homelessness and public safety intertwined in Boyle Heights

University Times-4/5/2020

Indiscriminate use of ‘defensive design’ may lead to social exclusion in urban public spaces

Observer Research Foundation-4/6/2020

Protecting the South’s homeless population from COVID-19

Facing South-4/7/2020

This Pandemic Exposed the Extreme Vulnerability of LGBTQ Youth


Progressives in Congress try to protect homeless, prevent more homelessness

Spare Change News-4/10/2020

The Brother Killer

The New York Times-4/12/2020

Santa Cruz homeless shelter provides COVID-19 spacing with mini-cottages

Santa Cruz Sentinel-4/14/2020

The Dawn of the Shout Drone


A fire displaced 4 people from a homeless encampment last week. Residents believe it was intentional.

Street Sense Media-4/17/2020

Rates of violence against the homeless are worse than you think


Supervisor Pushes for Socially Distanced Homeless Tent Camps

San Francisco Public Press-4/21/2020

Pressure Mounts To ‘Commandeer’ Hotels For Coronavirus


Homeless people ‘treated as criminals’ amid coronavirus lockdowns

Thomson Reuters Foundation-4/23/2020

Puyallup City Council: We’re doing the best we can for homeless during coronavirus

The News Tribune-4/24/2020

Lawsuit: Grants Pass criminalizes homelessness while offering no shelter

Street Roots-4/25/2020

CDC’s Prescription: Individual housing for homeless during COVID-19 and beyond

New York Amsterdam News-4/27/2020

CDC’s Prescription: Individual Housing for Homelessness

The Dallas Weekly-4/27/2020

CDC’s Prescription: individual housing for people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19

The Atlantic Voice-4/28/2020

Against CDC Guidance, Some Cities Sweep Homeless Encampments

The Pew Charitable Trusts-4/28/2020

Against CDC Guidance, Some Cities Sweep Homeless Encampments


Individual housing for people experiencing homelessness

The Times Weekly-4/29/2020

Against CDC guidance, some cities sweep homeless encampments

Fall River Herald News-4/29/2020

Housing, not handcuffs, will protect homeless and public health

Bangor Daily News-4/30/2020

Denver sweeps homeless camps despite CDC advice to leave them during pandemic

Denver Post-4/30/2020

Trump’s jabs on homelessness singe local efforts


‘Hard to track’: Homeless in cars one emergency away from Las Vegas streets

Las Vegas Sun-3/01/2020

Oversize vehicles offer tenuous home amid U.S. housing crisis


Homelessness Continues To Decrease In Bucks County, Survey Shows


Deborah Bowie and Jon DeCarmine: Dignity Village closure sees initial success

Gainesville Sun-3/06/2020

Reactionary Riptide Against Homeless Must be Stopped!


The Record of Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2019

Global Times-3/13/2020

Housing in Brief: Housing Insecurity in a Pandemic

Next City-3/13/2020

Tenants and Landlords Are Terrified Coronavirus Will Mean Evictions

VICE News-3/13/2020

Why the homeless, ‘surviving the best way they can,’ are vulnerable to coronavirus

USA Today-3/14/2020

Cities worry about homeless populations as coronavirus surges

The Hill-3/17/2020

Coronavirus Could Devastate Nation’s Homeless, Officials Fear


As The Coronavirus Pandemic Continues, Homeless Communities Are Particularly Vulnerable

The Appeal-3/18/2020

Housing is the Next Step to Mitigating Coronavirus

Charleston Chronicle-3/20/2020

CDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations


CDC says ‘no’ to clearing encampments during coronavirus outbreak


How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the homeless, and how they’re being helped


Social distancing not an option for those experiencing homelessness

Nevada Current-3/25/2020

Congress Addresses Housing Crunch Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

New York Times-3/26/2020

COVID-19 Reveals the Urgent Need to House the Homeless

Texas Observer-3/26/2020

FEATURE-Race for space to house vulnerable in coronavirus


Housing For Homeless Is Next Step To Mitigating Coronavirus

Daytona Times-3/27/2020

Officials: Parking lot homeless shelter in Las Vegas was last resort

Las Vegas Review Journal-3/31/2020

How Local and Federal Policies are Criminalizing Homelessness

New York Public Radio-1/2/2020

An Alabama Police Chief Is Very Sorry His Officers Made a ‘Homeless Quilt’ Out of Panhandling Signs

VICE News-1/2/2020

What Happens When Courts Rule That Camping Bans Are Unconstitutional?


How Does Madison Rank in Criminalizing Homelessness?

Forward Lookout-1/6/2020

D.C. Will Permanently Remove Homeless Encampments Under NoMa Underpass


Tacoma Encampment Sweep Violates Constitutional Rights of the Unhoused

Suburban Times-1/7/2020

In California: $300 million to curb border pollution, but will it work? Some have doubts

USA Today-1/8/2020

Madison “Not The Worst” For Homeless Individuals


Vargas: Mountain View’s RV ban should be repealed

San José Spotlight-1/9/2020

City disposes of homeless residents’ property, fails to report on outreach efforts, in spite of new law

The Lens-1/9/2020

Sweeps Of Homeless Camps In California Aggravate Key Health Issues


Local data confirms homelessness is criminalized

Nevada Current-1/10/2020

Sprawling Homeless Camps — Modern ‘Hoovervilles’ — Vex California


Court decision allows homeless to sleep in public spaces

Siuslaw News-1/14/2020

Local groups address homelessness

Baxter Bulletin-1/15/2020

Police Commission votes against using cops to address homelessness

48 Hills-1/16/2020

Some Rural Areas Take Law and Order Approach To Homelessness

Jefferson Public Radio-1/19/2020

Use-of-force incidents against homeless people are up, LAPD reports

Los Angeles Times-1/21/2020

Homeless Camp Clean Sweeps are Unconstitutional, Advocates Argue

Legal Reader-1/22/2020


Denver Business Journal-1/23/2020

VR And AR Are Not the Solution To Our Housing Crisis

Design News-1/23/2020

Hostility against the homeless is on the rise

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder-1/25/2020

‘I do not live a bad life’: Dozens come out to annual Empty Bowl event to combat homelessness

Lowell Sun-1/26/2020

Boise tweaked camping ban rather than removing it after legal challenge. Could that work in Denver?

Denver Post-1/27/2020

‘Right to Housing’ gains traction among top legislators heading into the session

Connecticut Mirror-1/27/2020

‘Still much work to be done’ on homelessness in Massachusetts

Spare Change News-1/29/2020

COVER STORY | Denver’s never-ending road home

Colorado Politics-1/29/2020

Give him a chance

The Journal-1/30/2020

As She Seeks Re-election, Supervisor Cowan Says She Built Partnerships, Relationships To Advocate For Del Norte

Wild Rivers Outpost-1/31/2020

Santa Ana lawsuit says whiter communities are funneling homeless its way

Orange County Register-1/31/2020

He wanted to ban feeding homeless people. Now he’s about to lead a federal homeless agency

Los Angeles Times-12/4/2019

Redding councilor under fire for suggesting homeless be detained until they ‘demonstrate self-sufficiency’

Redding Record Searchlight-12/4/2019

Trump’s Pick to Lead Homelessness Council Thinks Free Food Is ‘Enabling’

VICE News-12/4/2019

Supreme Court confronts homeless crisis and whether there’s a right to sleep on the sidewalk

Los Angeles Times-12/5/2019

White House Names Controversial Pick To Head Homelessness Office


Answer Man: Is panhandling legal in Asheville? Honesty required?

Asheville Citizen-Times-12/5/2019

Should Homeless People Have The Legal Right To Sleep Outside? The Supreme Court May Give Us An Answer


Do homeless people have the right to sleep on the street? Supreme Court may decide


When Shelters Are Full, Sleeping Outside Can Be the Only Option


Hawaii Considers “Safe Zones” For Homeless Encampments

Spring Hill Insider-12/6/2019

Opinion: Readers critique The Post

Washington Post-12/7/2019

‘No place to go’: How Kitsap is responding to a federal court ruling on homeless camping laws

Kitsap Sun-12/8/2019

Report shows national increase in laws focused on ‘criminalizing’ homelessness

San-Diego Union Tribune-12/10/2019

Cities are criminalizing homelessness by banning people from camping in public. That’s the wrong approach, report says

USA Today-12/10/2019

National report names Ocala as city with ‘harmful policies’ toward the homeless


Cities Increasingly Enacting Bans Restricting Homeless People, Report Says

Route Fifty-12/10/2019

Bitter Pill at Xmas: More Cities are Criminalizing the Homeless

The Crime Report-12/10/2019

Here’s How Cities Are Making It Illegal to Be Homeless

VICE News-12/10/2019

Banksy is the latest artist drawing attention to homelessness this holiday season


Homeless People Are Facing More Punishments For Existing, Report Finds


Ocala makes ‘Hall of Shame’ report for arresting homeless people who sleep outside

Orlando Weekly-12/11/2019

The Trump Administration’s false and damaging narrative on homelessness

Street Sense Media-12/11/2019

Redding placed in “Hall of Shame” for homeless policies

KRCR TV-12/12/2019

Real Estate And Architecture Year In Review And A Preview of 2020


Lancaster wants to clamp down on groups feeding the homeless

The Union Journal-12/14/2019

Opinion: Should It Be Illegal To Sleep Outside?


Rosario: A somber holiday season tradition few know about

Twin Cities Pioneer Press-12/15/2019

Krista Craven and Sonalini Sapra: Homelessness is criminalized in Greensboro

Greensboro News and Record-12/15/2019

Supreme Court refuses to consider cities’ efforts to prosecute the homeless for sleeping outside

USA Today-12/16/2019

Supreme Court leaves cities with only one option on homelessness: Build more housing

Sentinel Source-12/16/2019

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case On Ban Against Homeless Sleeping In Public Spaces


Supreme Court Lets Martin v. Boise Stand: People Experiencing Homelessness Cannot Be Punished for Living in Absence of Adequate Housing or Sheler

Loveland Magazine-12/16/2019

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Law Punisning Homeless Sleeping in Public Places

Santa Monica Mirror-12/16/2019

City of Las Vegas says SCOTUS announcement won’t affect homeless camping ban

Nevada Current-12/16/2019

Homeless people gain ‘de facto right’ to sleep on sidewalks through federal court


Homeless law’s defense declined

Arkansas Online-12/17/2019

Honolulu Homeless Sweeps Will Continue Despite Supreme Court Decision

Honolulu Civil Beat-12/17/2019

Court Ruling Limits What Cities In Western U.S. Can Do To Address Homelessness


Supreme Court signals homeless people have a constitutional right to sleep in public spaces

Big Think-12/17/2019

Supreme Court won’t hear case on homeless camp ban


Trump’s Plan to Criminalize Homelessness Is Taking Shape


Urban camping bans suffer blow at Supreme Court, but Denver stands behind its ordinance

Denver Post-12/17/2019

Good News Rescue Mission rejects Redding’s “Hall of Shame” title

KRCR TV-12/17/2019

Ocala amongst 7 cities to make “Hall of Shame” in new homeless report

Ocala Post-12/18/2019

Supreme Court won’t hear case on a ‘constitutional right to camp.’

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin-12/18/2019

Montgomery repeals local law to jail panhandlers

New York Times-12/18/2019

Supreme Court won’t hear homelessness case in win for advocates


SPLC applauds Montgomery Council for repealing panhandling ban

Alabama Political Reporter-12/20/2019

High Court will not review homeless law

Easy Reader News-12/21/2019

Safe zone in Spartanburg for homeless tents faces uphill climb


Supreme Court Keeps Boise Ruling in Place

LA Downtown News-12/23/2019

The criminalization of homelessness

Baltimore Sun-12/23/2019

Maria Foscarinis explains the struggles of homelessness 


Our view: President’s homelessness czar could surprise us

Durango Herald-12/24/2019

Being homeless in US no longer a crime


Homelessness down in Alabama, but hundreds still homeless in Mobile and Baldwin Counties


Trump criticizes California on homelessness, threatens federal involvement

Local 12-12/26/2019

Another View: Crackdowns on homeless wrong tactic

Canton Rep-12/27/2019

Denver police stop enforcing camping ban while city attorneys appeal ruling

Denver Post-12/30/2019

Influential homeless advocacy group says Tacoma taking ‘gamble’ on tent ban, urges repeal


Greg Abbott vs. Austin’s Homeless

Texas Observer-11/1/2019

November is HomeAid’s Homelessness Awareness Month

Economy Watch-11/1/2019

Help the homeless or criminalize them? Las Vegas debates a public sleeping ban


There’s a Link Between Evictions and Homelessness

Colorado Boulevard-11/4/2019

Apple pledges $2.5 billion for affordable housing in the Bay Area


Vacant houses could provide shelter

Piscataquis Observer-11/5/2019

Identify yourself

Real Change News-11/6/2019

Public hearing on controversial proposal to tackle the issue of homeless sleeping on the streets

8 News Now-11/6/2019

Las Vegas adopts ban that prohibits sleeping, camping on streets and sidewalks


A New Parks Policy Threatens to Hurt Portland’s Poorest Residents

Portland Mercury-11/7/2019

Questions Abound as New Campground, Shelter Plans Announced

Austin Chronicle-11/7/2019



Texas Governor Opens Homeless Campsite Amid Feud With Austin

New York Times-11/7/2019

Las Vegas Adopts A Controversial Ban On Homeless Camping Or Sleeping In Public Areas


Democratic presidential candidates oppose Las Vegas’ controversial law banning homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks


Governor Launches Camp, Backs ‘Mega-Tent’ for Austin’s Homeless, Surprising Advocates

Texas Observer-11/8/2019

Criminalizing homelessness in the heart of Dixie

Southern Poverty Law Center-11/8/2019

Austin expels homeless from under bridge, promises them giant tent

Spare Change News-11/11/2019


Builder Online-11/12/2019

‘We’ll probably be sued over this’: New Yuba County rule bans camping on levees, parks

Sacramento Bee-11/13/2019

Las Vegas homeless navigate their quest for a resting spot amid new ordinance that limits legal options

Nevada Independent-11/17/2019

City Leaders In Austin Clash With Texas Governor Over Homeless Issue


Las Vegas proposes new ordinance further restricting sidewalk use

Nevada Current-11/18/2019

City Leaders In Austin Clash With Texas Governor Over Homeless Issue

New England Public Radio-11/18/2019

New shelter near airport set to house homeless population in Austin, says Abbott

Hilltop Views-11/18/2019

The price of being homeless


This California City Wants to Build a Homeless Shelter That’s Basically a Jail


Beatty introduces bill aimed at helping homeless in Columbus area

NBC 4-11/22/2019

Amid Crackdowns on Homeless People Living Outside, Group Appeals Food Sharing Case

Route Fifty-11/22/2019

NorCal City Asks Permission to Essentially Incarcerate Homeless Population


Miami-Dade heads to crackdown on RVs

Miami Today-11/26/2019

The homeless are fed and embraced across the country at Thanksgiving. The rest of the year? Cities are pushing back

USA Today-11/27/2019

California cities challenge court ruling on homeless sleeping, camping in public

Ventura County Star-10/1/2019

Congresswoman Johnson and Congressional Homelessness Caucus Hold Briefing on Civil Rights and Hate Crimes Affecting Homeless Americans?

Dallas Weekly-10/2/2019

Las Vegas ordinance to ban public sleeping, resting sparks controversy

Las Vegas Sun-10/2/2019

Will Fines and Jail Time Fix the Homelessness Crisis?

U.S. News and World Report-10/7/2019

NSU to host Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Muskogee Phoenix-10/11/2019

OUR VIEW: Continuing the conversation on poverty

Meridian Star-10/12/2019

NSU set to host ‘The Working Poor’ author

Tahlequah Daily Press-10/14/2019

County official says city homeless ordinance would be burdensome, create fear

Nevada Current-10/15/2019

Housing is a human right. It’s time the U.S. recognized it

Connecticut Mirror-10/15/2019

Open streets


Coy McKinney: The case for a radical BID

The DC Line-10/17/2019

People who can’t afford rent are living in their cars, and cities aren’t sure what to do about them

Deseret News-10/19/2019

COMMUNITY VOICES: Ending homelessness as a community

The Bakersfield Californian-10/19/2019

Mark Cripe | Seeking Positive Return for the 25th

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal-10/19/2019

TTOC Condemns the City of Tacoma’s Sweep of a Tent Encampment in the Cold and Rain

Suburban Times-10/21/2019

Las Vegas’ homeless camping ban faces legal, logistical hurdles

Las Vegas Review Journal-10/21/2019

Proposed city ordinance pits businesses against homeless providers

Nevada Current-10/22/2019

Youth Homelessness Is a Huge Problem. But Few 2020 Candidates Are Talking About It.

Teen Vogue-10/24/2019

In Emails to City, NoMa Residents Call for Underpass Encampments to Be Cleared

Washington City Paper-10/24/2019

Calling It ‘Illegal’ Won’t Solve a Thing

Credit Union Times-10/24/2019


The Appeal-10/25/2019

District Line Daily: Tensions in NoMa

Washington City Paper-10/25/2019

Hilltop homeless camp sweep draws protest from neighbors

Tacoma Weekly News-10/25/2019

Changing the Narrative Behind Affordable Housing

Boston College Heights-10/26/2019

Tacoma seeks 400 shelter beds ahead of December tent ban

Real Change News-10/30/2019

Why districts spend millions to keep homeless students in place: ‘Changing schools is the last thing we want’

Seattle Times-9/01/2019

Why Modesto’s homeless tent city deserves praise

Modesto Bee-9/01/2019

To chase away homeless people, 7-Eleven stores in L.A. use classical music

Los Angeles Times-9/6/2019

Zanesville is known as the homelessness community

Zanesville Times Recorder-9/7/2019

Proposal would buy bus tickets for Seattle-area homeless

WSB-TV Atlanta-9/11/2019

Police chiefs and advocates for the homeless agree: Housing, not handcuffs, is the right way to deal with poverty

Washington Post-9/12/2019

Trump Administration’s Plan to Crack Down on Homeless Encampments Raises Alarms


El Dorado County experiences uptick in homelessness

El Dorado Village Life-9/15/2019

California officials urge Trump to increase federal aid to fight homelessness


Trump sees ‘liberal policies’ fueling California homeless crisis. What can he do about it?

Sacramento Bee-9/16/2019

Trump is vague on Los Angeles visit, homeless proposal

Walla Walla Union Bulletin-9/17/2019

Muchas personas han perdido su hogar. Ahora Trump dice que los indigentes “dañan el prestigio” de las ciudades (Many people have lost their home. Now Trump says that the homeless “damage the prestige” of cities)


L.A. Wanted to Use This Building as a Shelter. Now Trump Does Too.

City Lab-9/17/2019

Rainier Fruit brings back Pears for Pairs promotion

Produce Blue Book-9/17/2019

White House report urges deregulation to reduce homelessness

San Diego Union-Tribune-9/17/2019

 Newport considering campaign to encourage people to donate to charity, rather than give to panhandlers

Los Angeles Times-9/18/2019

Trump’s Plan To Crack Down On California’s Homeless Camps Raises Alarms And Potential Solutions


Democrats hate Trump’s plan for homelessness. But it’s their plan, too.

Washington Post-9/18/2019

White House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions


California’s Homeless Advocates Puzzled By Trump’s Threats

National Public Radio-9/21/2019

10 Facts About Homelessness in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report-9/23/2019

‘Absurd’ And ‘Dehumanizing’: D.C. Advocates Respond To White House Proposals To Fight Homelessness


Denver will now give notice before sweeping homeless camps

Colorado Politics-9/24/2019

L.A. City, Venice petition U.S. Supreme Court to overturn homeless lawsuit decision

Los Angeles Daily News-9/25/2019

Homeless people could lose the right to sleep on sidewalks if Western cities have their way

Los Angeles Times-9/25/2019

The city’s lawyers sought ‘friends’ for homeless camping case. 81 entities offered support

Idaho Statesman-9/27/2019

Cities, States Urge Supreme Court to Hear Homeless Camping Ban Case

Route Fifty-9/30/2019


Black Star News-9/30/2019

Cities Can’t Punish Homeless People For Sleeping On Street, Court Affirms

Huffington Post-4/1/19

Ruling protecting homeless who sleep in parks when they don’t have options remains

Modesto Bee-4/1/19

9th Circuit Court denies Boise’s request in homeless camping lawsuit

Idaho News-4/1/19

Court rules again: Homeless can still legally sleep in public

My Northwest-4/3/19

Court pours cold dose of reality on Seattle’s hot homelessness debate

Seattle Times-4/3/19

Court rules again: Homeless can still legally sleep in public


Ninth Circuit Court upholds ruling which states homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping in cities that don’t offer alternatives

iFiber One News-4/4/19

Cities can’t criminalize homelessness, federal court affirms


Full 9th Circuit won’t review decision barring prosecution of homeless for sleeping on public property

ABA Journal-4/5/19

Citations soar for homeless on American River Parkway after ruling halts bans on camping

Sacramento Bee-4/7/19

Peter Boyles Wants to Kill Right to Survive Initiative Like He Did Safe Use Sites


Federal court: Cities cannot criminalize homelessness


Santa Cruz homeless camp to remain open

Santa Cruz Sentinel-4/10/19

Appeals court finds criminalizing homelessness unconstitutional

Real Change News-4/10/19

Cities can’t criminalize homelessness: Appeals court upholds ruling

Street Roots News-4/12/19

Report: Detroit, Cleveland among ‘neediest cities’ with highest poverty levels

D.C.’s homeless encampment ‘cleanups’ are only making things worse

Washington Post-4/19/19

Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes

Black Press USA-4/22/19

You asked, we answered: Where are people experiencing homelessness allowed to live?

The Desert Sun-4/23/19

Advocates Eye Legal Options as Homeless Are Ticketed Along River in Sacramento

KQED News-4/23/19

Legal landscape fast-moving in Santa Cruz homeless camp evictions

Santa Cruz Sentinel-4/24/19

Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes

The Chicago Crusader-4/24/19

Column: The root causes of homelessness

The Daily Lobo-4/25/19

It’s not a right if it can be taken away

The Stute-4/26/19

Dozens at large Minneapolis homeless camp find housing ahead of deadline


Loitering, panhandling can get you banned from Wilmington

Delaware Online-12/5/18

Tents to Rents helps Las Cruces homeless move into permanent housing

Las Cruces Sun-News-12/5/18

Islandwide Homeless Restrictions Approved — But Are They Legal?

Ban on pushy panhandlers quietly repealed: ‘This is an important victory’

Chicago Sun-Times-12/6/18

Vernon Davis Named Washington Redskins Nominee For Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year Award Presented By Nationwide

Washington, Massachusetts & Connecticut Best At Preventing Youth Homelessness; Alabama, South Carolina, Wyoming & Arkansas Rank Worst

Colorado Springs considers banning RVs from city streets, raising concerns among homeless advocates

The Gazette-12/10/18

Can homeless sleep on the streets? Phoenix area cities are rethinking bans

AZ Central-12/10/18

A Year Without Sleep: The Criminalization of Sleep in Durango, Colorado

ACLU Colorado-12/10/18

PRESS ROOM: Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities


Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities


A Year Without Sleep – ACLU & NLCHP Report Finds Durango has Criminalized Sleep for Homeless Residents

ACLU Colorado-12/12/18

ACLU of Colorado Blasts Durango for Keeping Homeless From Sleeping


Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities

Charleston Chronicle-12/12/18

Housing needed to solve homelessness, advocate says

Durango Herald-12/12/18

The Criminalization of Homelessness (Episode 26)


OPINION: A Year Without Sleep

Pagosa Daily Post-12/13/18

Housing needed to solve homelessness, advocate says

The Durango Herald-12/13/18

United Way of King County, King County Bar Association and Seattle Mariners announce $3 Million partnership to stop a leading cause of homelessness-eviction of tenants


Wherever I park my car, that’s my home: U.S. homeless find refuge in safe parking


New HUD report finds unsheltered homelessness on the rise in 2018


Serious Concerns About the Nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General of the United States

A pet is family no matter where you live, and some homeless shelters are recognizing that

Orange County Register-12/20/18

Report reveals drop in homeless

Indiana Journal-Gazette-12/20/18

Volunteers laid foundation for successful homeless foundation in Cortez

Durango Herald 12/22/18

Helping Without Hurting

2018: A review of the news in La Plata County

Durango Herald-12/28/18

The millionaires building private police forces in the US: Vigilantes or neighbourhood watch?

ABC news-12/28/18

What to expect in 2019: Moisture, a land-use code, trial for the murder of Dylan Redwine?

Durango Herald-12/29/18

Lawsuit Challenges Greensboro City Panhandling Ordinance


The DACA hiring dance


Greensboro’s Panhandling Ordinance Challenged in Federal Court

WFMY News 2-8/10/18

Homelessness not a crime, but can lead to tickets, jail

Sandiego Union Tribune-8/12/18

“It’s tricky:” How downtown businesses and residents navigate Cincinnati’s homeless population


Living Behind the Wheel. More Americans are sleeping in their cars than ever before. Should cities make space for them?


Proposed Onondaga County law would outlaw begging if it’s too aggressive


Health officials say no hazard, city pushes “Anderson dairy bill” anyway

Nevada Current-8/27/18

 Federal Judge Puts a Temporary Hold on San Diego Police Ticketing Homeless People Living in Their Vehicles


ACLU Calls to End Unconstitutional Panhandling Bans in 69 Ohio Municipalities

Cleve Scene-8/28/18

ACLU asks cities to repeal panhandling bans

The Columbus Dispatch-8/28/18

ACLU challenging Rockford’s panhandling prohibition

Rockford Register Star-8/28/18

ACLU of Iowa targets panhandling ordinances

The Gazette-8/28/18

 ‘Section 8 Need Not Apply’: States and Cities Outlaw Housing Discrimination


ACLU of Vermont Asks Towns to Repeal Anti-Panhandling Laws


ACLU: Panhandling ordinances in three Iowa cities are unconstitutional 
Des Moines Register-8/28/18

Civil liberties group challenges anti-panhandling ordinances

Newton Daily News-8/29/18

Groups challenging Joliet’s, others’ panhandling ordinances 
The Herald News-8/29/18

Decatur reviewing panhandling ordinance after ACLU challenge

ACLU tries to keep 10 NM cities from citing panhandlers 

Groups challenge panhandling ordinances in Peoria and 21 other Illinois cities 
Peoria Star-8/29/18

ACLU, homelessness advocates call on Illinois cities to repeal laws prohibiting panhandling, citing First Amendment
Chicago Tribune-8/29/18

Civil Liberties Group Challenges Anti-Panhandling Ordinances 
US News -8/29/18

Civil liberties group challenges anti-panhandling. 
Infosurhoy 8/29/18

ACLU of Iowa targets panhandling ordinances
The Gazette- 8/29/18

Civil liberties group challenges anti-panhandling ordinances

ACLU targets begging law in Altoona, other state cities 
Leader Telegram-8/29/18

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