Category: Criminalization

Homelessness and Black History: Criminalization

This is the third installment in a series of posts examining the link between historical racism and modern homelessness. Prior posts can be found here and here. Homelessness and incarceration are intricately linked, in myriad ways. People who are homeless are more likely to interact […]

Police Violence, Homelessness, and Black Lives

No charges filed. Such was the verdict in the case of Charley Leundeu Keunang, a Black Cameroonian emigrant who lived in LA’s Skid Row until being shot to death by three police officers in March 2015. The same decision was reached […]

Shaping Federal Plans to End Homelessness

Homelessness as we know it is at a critical turning point. There are now historic opportunities to shape the future of how the field operates: opportunities born from new strategies, funding, and energy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as […]

When Sleeping Outside is Breaking the Law

Can a city make it a criminal offense to sleep outside, if there are no shelters or other places for homeless people to sleep inside? That’s the issue in City of Boise v. Martin, a case that the Supreme Court […]

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