Building a Statewide Effort to Stop the Criminalization of Homelessness
In May 2014, hundreds of service providers, policymakers and people experiencing homelessness gathered in Yakima for the Conference on Ending Homelessness. One of the workshops centered on the possibility of the formation of a homeless bill of rights. Many attendees signed up to join the effort.
The first conversation in this movement will be hosted at Seattle University. (Organizers hope partners will host subsequent conversations in other parts of the state). This first conversation will focus, in particular, on the criminalization of homelessness across Washington and on efforts to collect data to combat such criminalization.
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Sara Rankin, one of the co-facilitators for this meeting, wrote a Firesteel blog post about the criminalization of homelessness.