A Community Dialouge on Housing, Homelessness and the Right To Rest
“Federal neglect vs Local response”
Friday – December 16, 2016 5:30-7:30pm at the PlatteForum 2400 Curtis St Denver CO 80205
Learn about the correlation between federal affordable housing cuts and the advent of
contemporary homelessness starting in 1983!
Hear about the growing national trend to criminalize the presence of homeless people and the
historical discriminatory laws todays laws are based on!
Discuss what WE can all do together to once and for all overturn discriminatory laws and
ensure all people have a safe, decent place they and their families can afford!
Paul Boden, WRAP – Without House/HBRC Powerpoint presentation
DHOL members – Real life impact of Denver Camping Ban and Colorado Right To Rest Act 2017
Ibrahim Mubarak – Right 2 Survive Oregon Right To Rest Act 2017, Right To Dream Too
Maria F – National Homes Not Handcuffs Campaign
PLACE / TIME
*”It is logically incorrect and severely misleading to rely on individual, biographical factors to
explain why societal rates of homelessness suddenly skyrocketed in the 1980s to a level not
seen since the Great Depression, and have continued to grow into the present. The fact that
millions of families, single adults, and youths with different biographical backgrounds came to
simultaneously experience homelessness requires a reexamination of historical and social
structural forces.” Without Housing….