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The SF Coalition has released a new report on how "Punishing the Poor" with measures that criminalize homelessness is doing more to perpetuate poverty than to help end homelessness. http://www.cohsf.org/Punishing.pdf
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This is National Sleep Week, and while experts tout the importance of rest, people who are ‪homeless‬ struggle to get a good night's rest. #‎SleepWeek‬
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.
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New Criminalization Report
Have we lost all sense of community? The NIMBY mindset leads to the cruel treatment of people who are in the greatest need: 
http://ow.ly/JnQB5 #WarOnThePoor
A report released Thursday by the UC Berkeley Law School Clinic decries “criminalization” of homeless people in California.
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Students Promoting Fairness
Students around the country are taking a pledge to be conscientious consumers this Spring Break. They will not visit Fort Lauderdale until the city lifts its cruel food-sharing ban and allows ALL of its citizens to enjoy its public spaces. Will you challenge the students in your networks to take the pledge? ‪‬ http://tinyurl.com/spf15  #‎SPF15
I won't give my money to a city that doesn't allow people to give food to those who are homeless. I will not go to Fort Lauderdale until they repeal their mean-spirited food-sharing ban. Fort Lauderdale, FL has long been one of the hardest places to be homeless in America.
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Homeless Bill of Rights  - 
 
"What we also need are more compassionate and smart strategies to deal with people on the streets other than criminalization. This includes being able to rest or sleep when individuals and families have literally no place left to go. People experiencing homelessness should be able to access public places, like parks and sidewalks, without being targeted." 
http://ow.ly/IloGw
A common misnomer in many communities, including Portland, is that when you offer services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty, you attract more people experiencing homelessness. We call it the magnet myth. The reality is this kind of thinking doesn't translate to the realities local ...
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We even tried to apply for "emergency food stamps" but were told we didn't qualify. How can people who have no home or food not quailfy?? 
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Affordable Care Act
With today's outrageous health care costs, most of us are only one catastrophe away from destitution. The Affordable Care Act was designed to protect citizens and ensure that everyone has the coverage they need. Learn more! http://usich.gov/usich_resources/fact_sheets/aca
What is the Affordable Care Act? On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. The Affordable Care Act expands access to affordable health care to all Americans, gives consumers new rights and protections that make coverage fairer and easier to understand, ...
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Cincinnati's Success Story
Cincinnati is now the third city in the country to pass legislation that will protect people who are experiencing homelessness from violence. Are your cities/towns working to pass similar legislation against hate crimes?
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Housing IS healthcare! Proud of our Speaker, Candi, for sharing her story in this article.
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Jews Removing Old Helpless Ladyfrom Her Home & Occupy It
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Camping Ban Proposal
Prohibiting sleeping outdoors is not a solution to homelessness. Without providing a safe place to go, cities like Miami are just forcing homeless people into their jails or out of their jurisdictions. http://ow.ly/JB9gm #WarOnThePoor
One year after reducing the rights of the city’s homeless, Miami officials are poised to pass a law that advocates believe will outlaw life on the streets.
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"According to a study being released this week by the UC Berkeley School of Law Policy Advocacy Clinic, 58 California cities have
enacted hundreds of new laws since 1990 that single out or
disproportionately effect homeless people; if current trends continue, they will add more than 100 new anti-homeless laws this decade." http://ow.ly/JbyUs
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FACT SHEET: Homelessness Among Women
Great fact sheet from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless about homelessness among females. Domestic violence, low wages, and a lack of affordable housing are all responsible for leaving women without homes. http://ow.ly/IfpD0
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No Second Chances
“Homelessness isn’t just about not having a home. It’s about not having opportunity. We’ve seen people who society has rejected become some of the hardest working model citizens you can imagine." http://ow.ly/Il9nn  
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NCH is a national coalition of individuals & organizations united by a common desire and commitment to end homelessness.
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The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) is the oldest national homeless advocacy organization working to provide a platform for people who have experienced homelessness to share their stories and advocate for an end to homelessness.