What Communities Need to Know About the Criminalization of Homelessness

All over the country, an organized effort is seeking to criminalize homelessness while attacking best practices like Housing First. Several states have already enacted bills along these lines, with more expected in the 2023 legislative session. This page contains resources and tools to ensure that every community understands this harmful trend.


Learn More About this Emerging Threat

A ruthless effort to criminalize homelessness while attacking best practices like Housing First is gaining traction in state legislatures across the country. Several states have already enacted bills along these lines, including Texas, Tennessee, and Missouri. Other states like Arizona and Georgia managed to fend off bad legislation last year, but new proposals are being introduced this year.

Source: National Homelessness Law Center

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition

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