Month: June 2013

Homeless Bill of Rights Passes in CT and IL

HomelessBillofRightsGrassroots organizations, service providers, homeless advocates, students, and politicians are rallying across the country to convey the message that homeless individuals have civil rights that must to be fully respected and protected.

In June, it became clear to us that a national civil rights movement is forming under the legislative banner “Homeless Bill of Rights.” Following the stall of California’s Homeless Person’s Rights and Fairness Act (AB-5) in the state’s Assembly Appropriates Committee, we saw two wins with the passage of bills by Illinois (May 28th) and Connecticut (June 5th). Both bills ensure that homeless individuals have the right to: (more…)

Homeless Advocacy Group to Present Urban Camping Ban Survey Findings to Denver City Council Committee June 25th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Homeless Advocacy Group to Present Urban Camping Ban Survey Findings to Denver City Council Committee June 25th

Denver, CO – June 20, 2013 – On Tuesday, June 25th at 1:30pm the homeless peoples’ advocacy group Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) will discuss the impact of the Denver urban camping ban on homeless residents with the Denver City Council’s Health, Safety, Education and Services Committee (Room 391, City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St, Denver, Colorado 80202). DHOL will present findings and recommendations from its report, The Denver Camping Ban: A Report from the Street, released on April 3rd after surveying 512 homeless people last November and December to learn how the ban has affected them. The survey was professionally written to be unbiased and the data analyzed and report produced by Dr. Tony Robinson, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Colorado/Denver, who will present the information to the committee at the meeting. (more…)