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NHLC – First National Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sam Scarrow scarrow@voicesforciviljustice.org 215-264-3252 First National Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Released Widespread Criminalization of Sheltering, Camping, and Other Means of Survival (December 1, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center)…

Oregon Legislature kills the Right to Rest Act (HB 2367) after 7-minute “hearing”

The Oregon Right to Rest Act (HB 2367) would have removed laws that further entrench people into poverty and traumatize our neighbors by citing them for sleeping, sitting, and standing in public space. In spite of the overwhelming public response…