After months of organizing that included the establishment of two protest encampments, Philadelphia’s unhoused people successfully pushed the city to agree to provide housing on a community land trust on October 14.
Philadelphia Threatens Protest Encampment With Eviction But Still Has No Plan For Unhoused Residents
Community support prevented the eviction of a protest camp in Philadelphia. Unhoused organizers say they are not going anywhere without a housing guarantee.
A federal appeals court ruled the Eighth Amendment against cruel and inhuman punishment prohibits the city of Boise from prosecuting homeless individuals who sleep outside on public property when they have no home or bed in a shelter. Six current and former residents of Boise, Idaho, sued the city over
Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant and activist organizations regroup after head tax on Amazon and other large corporations was repealed.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Chicago’s evictions of homeless people as officials destroy camps and fail to provide affordable housing.
The profits from Seattle reaped by Amazon have prompted progressive organizations to call on Amazon to fund solutions to offset the rising cost of living.
City officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico agreed not to enforce an anti-panhandling ordinance passed in November until pending litigation is settled.
The ACLU of Ohio sued the city of Cleveland and its mayor for “draconian regulations” adopted for the Republican National Convention.