Housing Not Handcuffs

Who We Are

We are the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign, and we are connected by the understanding that criminalizing homelessness is ineffective, and costs more money than solving the problem by ensuring access to housing. We recognize that our criminal justice system is not the solution to social problems. And we have solutions. Click the image above to learn more.

What We Want

We want an end to homelessness. On our path to that goal, we recognize that the criminalization of homelessness must end immediately. All persons experiencing homelessness should instead have access to affordable housing, education, health care, employment, income, and other opportunities and services that allow all to live with dignity. Click the image above to learn more.

How You Can Help

Whether you’re an experienced advocate, a person experiencing or who has experienced homelessness, a concerned neighbor, a small business owner, a government official, or anyone in between, you can make a difference to this Campaign. Endorse the Campaign, encourage local leaders to implement our proposed policy solutions, talk to people in your community about the issues and the Campaign, and donate financially to support this work. Click the image above to learn more.