Housekeys Not Sweeps Campaign

Thirty-seven years after the advent of contemporary homelessness, it is time this country realize that we will not disappear nor cease to exist. We are demanding our rights and fighting like hell for ALL people (housed & unhoused) to be treated with the dignity and respect all people deserve.

Services Not Sweeps – Los Angeles Solutions Not Sweeps –
San
Francisco
Stop the Sweeps Coalition – Portland
The East Oakland Collective – Oakland Where Do We Go Berkeley – Berkeley  Sacramento Homeless Organizing Community – Sacramento 
The Village In Oakland – Oakland  Philadelphia Housing Action – Philadelphia LOVE AND JUSTICE IN THE STREETS – Oakland 
Homeless Action! –
Santa Rosa
Denver Homeless Out Loud – Denver Stop The Sweeps Austin – Austin 
Homeless Can’t Stay Home – NYC Street Watch Los Angeles – Los Angeles  

 

Houseless people often live in communities or “encampments” for their safety and well being. Belongings and community are necessary for survival, but private and public agencies have deemed both these things illegal and are aggressively and violently policing, sweeping, harassing and attacking our houseless neighbors. They are evicted from their encampments and their life preserving belongings are repeatedly stolen.

These cruel and unnecessary acts are an extraordinary waste of resources and cause serious harm. Clearly our governments are not choosing the real solutions to homelessness– human rights, livable incomes, healthcare, jobs, or a reinstatement of federal affordable housing funding. 

Demands & Goals/Read as PDF House Keys Not Sweeps Fact Sheet Organizational Overview and House Keys Sweeps Campaign Orientation
Demandas & Metas/Leer en Español   Llaves de Casa No Desalojos Leer en Español   Sweeps Incident Report Form
House Keys Not Sweeps – WRAP Position Paper on Sanctioned Encampments and Criminalization
   

 

The Systemic Justice Project—a policy innovation group created by Harvard Law School students—worked with local organizers to create Know Your Rights pamphlets for all ten of the communities banded together in the Stop the Sweeps campaign. 

Know Your Rights
Austin, TX 
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Know Your Rights
Chico, CA 
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Know Your Rights
Denver, CO 
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Know Your Rights Oakland, CA 
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Know Your Rights
Portland, OR 
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Know Your Rights Sacramento, CA 
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Know Your Rights
Santa Rosa, CA 
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Know Your Rights
New York, NY 
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 Know Your Rights
San Francisco, CA 
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