July 8, 2016

What We Want

Our Calls to Action

We call for local governments to:

  • Rescind or stop enforcement of all policies and practices that criminalize homelessness;
  • Protect people experiencing homelessness from discrimination and violence;
  • Adopt constructive alternatives;
  • Ensure housing for all homeless and at risk people.

We call for state governments to:

  • Adopt laws that protect people experiencing homelessness from being punished for life-sustaining activities or other discrimination;
  • Implement policies to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place, including appropriate anti-discrimination and due process protections;
  • Ensure housing for all homeless and at risk people.

We call for the federal government to:

  • Disincentivize criminalization of homelessness through its funding, regulatory, legal, and enforcement powers;
  • Implement policies to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place, including appropriate anti-discrimination and due process protections;
  • Ensure housing for all homeless and at risk people.

We call for the general public to:

  • Stand up for the dignity and rights of people experiencing homelessness;
  • Demand the end to all policies and practices that criminalize homelessness; and
  • Speak out for housing for all homeless and at risk people.

 

 

Photo credits: courtesy of Street Sense
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