Jacquelyn Portee tells her story.
Content categorized as Criminalization of Homelessness
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.
Sheila White gives her opinion on a encampment that was destroyed with a bulldozer.
An amendment was introduced to D.C. Council on July 11, 2017 that would make homelessness a protected class under Washington, D.C. human rights law. The bill was introduced under the name of famed homeless advocate Michael A. Stoops.
D.C. government evicted an encampment under the 2nd Street bridge in northwest Washington on June 20. This cleanup was followed by a second, informal eviction at a new encampment made up of many of the recently displaced tenants.
A vendor faces discrimination and problems when trying to make a positive impact by selling Street Sense.
Arnold Abbott made international headlines in 2014 when images of the then 90-year-old chef being arrested along with two ministers for sharing food with homeless… Read more »
In his ruling last month, U.S. District Judge William Yohn said he saw no evidence the city of Philadelphia’s plan to feed the homeless outside City Hall was any better than the way it was being done by charity groups.
In Berkeley, Calif., Mayor Tom Bates wants to ban sitting on sidewalks, according to the Contra Costa Times.
A new report, released by two federal agencies, offers alternatives to criminalizing homelessness. The findings could change the way cities treat their homeless—or not.
Some people live in stress and oppression every day. They are poor, with no way out. Poverty could be one of the downfalls of America.
On Wednesday, April 4, the Houston City Council voted 11-6 to outlaw feeding homeless people anywhere in the city without the permission of the property owner.
Unmarried people do not need to prove that they have nowhere else to stay before entering a homeless shelter, a Manhattan court ruled February 22.
A study shows, that in less than 5
years, 30,551 tickets were handed out
to homeless people in Montreal, Canada,for municipal bylaw and Société de transport de Montréal violations.
As the temperature plummets in Ukraine, the death toll continues to soar with the country’s homeless worst affected, calling into question the Ukrainian government’s stance on homelessness and unemployment.
A Street Sense vendor who uses a
wheelchair has sued two Metro Transit Police officers, claiming they violated his constitutional rights during a May 19, 2011, arrest near the U Street Metro station.