WRAP disseminates critical information on the most pressing issues our communities face. Knowledge is power in our struggle for social justice, equity, and housing for all. We hope you put it into action!
WRAP Organizers Manual
What follows is a manual based on the experiences of WRAP members. Wrap Exists To Expose And Eliminate The Root Causes Of Civil And Human Rights Abuses Of People Experiencing Poverty And Homelessness In Our Communities.
Part 1 details outreach’s benefits, relationship to organizing, techniques, and guiding principles.
Part 2 details effective strategies for police monitoring that our member organizations have variously called “Street Watch” or “Community Watch”— outreach designed specifically to systematically document patterns of civil rights violations and to lay the ground for their redress.
Without Housing: Decades of Federal Housing Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness and Policy Failures Download PDF
Without Housing 2010 Update Download PDF
Sin Vivienda Informe Actualizado 2010 Download PDF
Housing Rights Campaign Demands Download PDF
The Systemic Inadequacy of Bush’s Homelessness Policy Download PDF
Primer on Transforming Rental Assistance Download PDF
Transforming Rental Assistance: The Basics Click Here
Summary of New Federal Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Download PDF
Without Housing High School Curriculum Download PDF
Know Your Rigths
This summer, 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. Over the course of their research into local ordinances and constitutional protections, each of the interns remarked on how—while technically and theoretically unhoused people maintain rights the state must adhere to—basic civil rights are uniformly ignored, violated, and worked around.
Know Your Rigths Austin, TX Download PDF
Know Your Rigths Chico, CA Download PDF
Know Your Rigths Denver, CO Download PDF
Know Your Rigths New York, NY Download PDF
Know Your Rigths Oakland, CA Download PDF
Know Your Rigths Portland, OR Download PDF
Know Your Rigths Sacramento, CA Download PDF
Know Your Rigths San Francisco, CA Download PDF
Know Your Rigths Santa Rosa, CA Download PDF
Civil Rights Issues
DIRTY DIVIDE: “OUT OF SERVICE” A case study of public health inequity skid row, Los Angeles by LACANDownload PDF
US NINTH CIRCUIT OF APPEALS decision – June 19, 2014 Download PDF
An Examination of Portland’s BID: Their History and Approach by Caitlin Burke Download PDF
Strategizing the Right to the City: BIDs and Homeless People Download PDF
Business Improvement Districts Fact Sheet Download PDF
Street Watch Training Manual Download PDF
Without Housing, Without Rights Download PDF
Without Rights Concept Paper Download PDF
Department of Justice Request for Investigation of LAPD Central Division Misconduct by LA CAN Download PDF
Publications from WRAP Allies
Has the Safer Cities Initiative in Skid Row Reduced Serious Crime? By Gary Blasi and Forrest Stuart Download PDF
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National Reports & Other Publications
Cruel, Inhuman, and degrading: Homelessness in the United States by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
California HBR Legislation 2012 Bill AB5