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09.02.14

U.N. Committee Condemns U.S. Criminalization of Homelessness Second Time this Year Criminalization Condemned by U.N. Human Rights Monitors

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva today stated it is “concerned at the high number of homeless persons, who are disproportionately from racial and ethnic minorities … and at the criminalization of[…]
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08.28.14

The Coalition On Homelessness is OUTRAGED at BART Police targeting homeless individuals and families.

The BART Police Department has been embattled almost since its inception, with bad publicity flowing directly from poor decisions and horrific incidents. We are facing an unprecedented housing crisis in San Francisco. Mothers with their children are being forced to[…]
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08.27.14

Sacramento county panhandling ordinance challenge By Sally Ooms

As anyone who is looking for a job in this economy knows, it’s rough out there. There is a largely misunderstood section of the population that has been put in the position of asking other people for money for food,[…]
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08.26.14

Coalition on Homelessness ArtAuction ’14

When: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 5:30 – 10:00 PM Where: SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, San Francisco Tickets: $35 — $50 — $75 per person sliding scale Purchase Tickets Online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/714005 For more event details call: (415) 346-3740 ext.[…]
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08.18.14

Human Rights Victory Today – A Win against City of LA’s Continued Efforts to Criminalize Homelessness instead of Ending It

Today, the 9th Circuit of the US Court of Appeals overturned a prior lower court decision and ruled that LA Municipal Code Section 85.02 (which prohibits living/sleeping in a vehicle) is an unconstitutionally vague statute and opens the door to[…]
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07.28.14

Redefining Homelessness to make it disappear

What kind of a cold, mean, and evensadistic homeless service provider would you need to be to tell a family of 3, 4 or 5 people living in a single room occupancy hotel or “illegally” sleeping on the floor of[…]
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07.25.14

Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014

Western Regional Advocacy Project 2940 16TH STREET, SUITE 200-2, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103 tel: 415.621.2533 / EMAIL: wrap@wraphome.org WEB: www.wraphome.org July 25, 2014 Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014 When the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing[…]
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07.17.14

Two Victories and a Rant

Full newsletter at: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=c8d82f44-f29f-42b6-9db8-ed6c59ee13cd&c=f78f6a90-439b-11e3-8a4e-d4ae5292c4dd&ch=f98d5d70-439b-11e3-8aa2-d4ae5292c4dd
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07.17.14

Lawsuit Filed by ACLU and Local Civil Rights Attorney Charges that Sacramento County’s Anti- Panhandling Ordinance is Unconstitutional

Ordinance Violates Free Speech Rights of County’s Most Vulnerable FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2014 CONTACT: Will Matthews, ACLU of Northern California, (909) 261-1398 or wmatthews@aclunc.org, or Mark Merin, Law Office of Mark E. Merin, (916) 443-6911 or mark@markmerin.com SACRAMENTO[…]
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07.16.14

More U.S. Cities Making It “Illegal to Be Homeless.” Report Finds Criminalization of Homelessness on the Rise,Despite Mounting Evidence of Ineffectiveness

WASHINGTON, DC - A new report from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (“Law Center”), No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities, details a startling rise in laws criminalizing homelessness across America  –  more and more U.S. cities[…]
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