Homeless Bill of Rights

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…)