Saturday, July 19, 2014

Xander Landen — Homelessness now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.

The advocacy group’s report found that laws placing restrictions on loitering, begging, sitting and lying down in public have increased nationwide since 2009. Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.
And that’s a problem, NLCHP Executive Director Mary Foscarinis told NPR, because it makes it difficult for individuals to get back on their feet.

“It’s really hard to get a job when you’re homeless anyway, or to get housing,” Foscarinis said. ”You have no place to bathe, no place to dress, no money for transportation. But then if you also have an arrest record, it’s even more challenging,” she said.
PBS News Hour
Homelessness now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.
Xander Landen

1 comment:

y said...

why don't those homeless bums just homestead some land like everyone else?