Our statement opposing the creation of “no camping zones” and continued violence against unhoused persons

Posted on Oct 5, 2021 in Criminalization, DC Policies and Plans, Featured, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, People, Poverty, Wealth Gap | 1 comment

When people receive truly safe and permanent housing, there will be no need for our unhoused neighbors to seek safety and stability through encampments. Access to safe permanent housing should be the priority, not forced displacement.

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Clearing encampments addresses a visible symptom of the District’s homelessness crisis, not the crisis itself.

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in Clients, Criminalization, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Hypothermia, Justice, Law, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

The current manner in which the District is clearing encampments violates the Constitutional rights of encampment residents, which is the basis for a class action lawsuit recently filed against the District over its encampment clearing practices.

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Criminalization of Homelessness

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in Criminalization, Homelessness | 0 comments

By Ann Marie Staudenmaier, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Staff Attorney NOTE: The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, has scheduled a hearing entitled “Crimes Against America’s Homeless: Is the Violence Growing?” for Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It’s open season these days in Georgetown, and I’m not talking about the federal health...

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