Let's not make it a crime to be homeless
Those who have no choice but to sleep on the street need our assistance--not laws that make their situation even more challenging.
It is only understandable that the average resident or civic leader would desire that homeless people were not visible in their communities, and they are exasperated by not knowing of any immediate solutions. But this very visibility is evidence that criminalizing homeless people does nothing towards a solution. Read more.
Do you think that laws should prevent the homeless from sleeping on our public streets? Or should we focus our efforts on finding ways to make permanent housing a more attainable goal? Take our latest Sounding Board survey and let us know what you think!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
HOMELESSNESS IS NOT A CRIME