Artist and vendor Laticia Brock shares a poem about the criminalization of homelessness.
Content categorized as Criminalization of Homelessness
The National Coalition for the Homeless released its latest report on hate crimes against homeless people in December of 2018.
Andre Brinson writes about an experience with a police officer on an extremely cold night.
Laticia Brock shares a poem about police harassment.
Lyft started a pilot program offering 400 scooters in D.C., and residents with proof of low-income who qualify for a form of “welfare” like Medicaid or SNAP, can get a Lyft scooter subscription for just $5 per month. Low-income residents in D.C. have less access to public transportation like the Metro.
The Western Regional Advocacy Project discusses common “solutions” to poverty that, while having the best of intentions, do not stop the epidemic of homelessness and waste millions of dollars.
United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston visited several locations throughout the United States to observe and report on extreme poverty and its human rights implications.
The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment held a public hearing Jan. 10 to discuss Bill 22-0223, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act of 2017. The bill seeks to increase access to restrooms in downtown neighborhoods where they are scarce. Community representatives testified to the benefit such an initiative would have for tourists, residents, and the homeless alike.
The American Civil Liberties Union D.C. filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service for an eviction that occurred in June 2015, where marshals entered the home of a woman with weapons drawn and evicted her and her twelve-year-old daughter.
A Street Sense Media vendor shares her views on the availability of public restrooms.
A description of the McKinney-Vento Awards and the law behind them.
A poem about rights.
Betty Everett reminds us to love what we have.
Debora Brantley speaks out against hostile architecture.
Jacquelyn Portee tells her story.
One man was arrested while resisting a group eviction of homeless people illegally camping in tents on public space across from the U.S. State Department. Two cleanups were held over seven days. Tents returned to the area both nights.
In Nov. 7th vote D.C. council passes the Homeless Services Reform Act of 2017 and debated several additional changes. The bill governs qualifications and rights for people in the human services system, the act must pass a second vote in D.C. council.
Marcellus Phillips talks about being asked to leave a location, while selling his Street Sense newspapers, by a police detective.
Vendor/Artist James Davis writes a moving poem about the persecution homeless people face.
Robert Williams speaks out about income inequality.