LA’s New PIT Count Numbers Demonstrate the Flaws of the Grants Pass Decision

  • July 3, 2024
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This past Friday, there were two major news stories on homelessness. One story was very bad, and it has been the focus of nearly the entire field’s attention for the past several days. Of course, the first story is the […]

Moving Forward After the Supreme Court Decision

  • July 2, 2024
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In Justice Gorsuch’s opinion, he wrote that public-camping ordinances do not criminalize status, as they prohibit the actions taken by any person: whether they are experiencing homelessness, a backpacker on vacation, or a student choosing to protest on the lawn […]

The Supreme Court Rules on Homelessness: What it All Means

  • July 1, 2024
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Specifically, the Supreme Court determined that the “cruel and unusual punishment” clause of the Eighth Amendment does not prohibit the City of Grants Pass from enforcing criminal punishments against people who are homeless for camping outside in the city. As […]

National Alliance to End Homelessness Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson

  • June 28, 2024
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The National Alliance to End Homelessness today condemned the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson. Under the ruling, localities will be able to arrest, ticket, and fine people for sleeping outdoors on […]

What It Takes to End Homelessness: Beyond the Supreme Court Decision

  • June 21, 2024
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The Supreme Court is about to rule in the case of the City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson, the first major case on homelessness to be heard by the Supreme Court since the 1980s. The case will determine the […]

Mobilizing a Broader Network of Advocates

  • June 20, 2024
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As homelessness has become more visible, it has also gained attention from lawmakers at every level of government. More often than not, lawmakers and those calling for action do not understand how people become homeless, the sheer lack of resources […]

The Importance of Partnerships in Ending Youth Homelessness

  • June 11, 2024
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Every young person deserves the dignity and security of stable housing, and this is especially true for youth and young adults formerly in foster care. No young person should transition out of foster care without a plan for housing and […]

Advocating for Person-Centered Responses to Homelessness

  • June 4, 2024
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Using punitive measures to respond to homelessness, such as arresting and/or fining people who sleep outside, is not a new approach. However, laws that punish those who have no other place to go have steadily increased in recent years at […]

Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Voucher Program

  • May 2, 2024
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Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) vouchers provide dedicated rental assistance to support youth in two situations: youth exiting foster care who are at risk of homelessness, and youth who have become homeless (or at risk of homelessness) after having been […]

Fair Housing and Why It Matters to Ending Homelessness

  • April 29, 2024
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The twin goals of the Fair Housing Act are to prohibit discrimination in housing, and to replace existing patterns of residential racial segregation with “truly integrated and balanced living patterns.” Notwithstanding, racial discrimination in market rate housing informs the disproportionate […]