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Homelessness Now A Crime In Cities Throughout the U.S. 
PBS NewsHour, July 19, 2014

Shunting the Homeless From Sight 
'Illegal to be Homeless' in Growing Number of Cities

With A Series Of Small Bans, Cities Turn Homelessness Into A Crime

Report: More Cities Pass Laws That Hurt The Homeless

More Cities Are Basically Making It Illegal To Be Homeless
Huffington Post, July 16, 2014

It Is Illegal For Homeless People To Sit On The Sidewalk In More Than Half Of U.S. Cities 
ThinkProgress, July 16, 2014

Advocacy Group: Camping Bans Like Denver's "Criminalize Homelessness"
Denver Post, July 16, 2014
 

Ms. Green's 5-Year-Old Son
 
In June, 2013, Ms. Green called the Law Center for help. Green had been unemployed since 2010 and had since depleted her savings and 40lk, and was saddled with student loan debt. Subsequently, Green and her 5-year-old son had to move in with her mother. When she tried to enroll her son at a neighborhood school, which offered the speech therapy he needed, the school denied her request because she could not provide proof of residency. The Law Center intervened and advocated on behalf of her son under the McKinney-Vento Act. Within a week, we're happy to report that he was enrolled in kindergarten and his special education needs were met!  

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   More U.S. Cities
Making It "Illegal to
Be Homeless"

The Law Center's new report, No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities, details a startling rise in laws criminalizing homelessness across America - more and more U.S. cities are criminally punishing homeless people for engaging in necessary, life-sustaining activity in public places, even when they have no other options. The report recommends several constructive alternatives to criminalization, including increased investment in affordable housing and improved police training and practices.

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