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Three small tents set up on sidewalk under overpass in Miami, Florida.

Florida Passes Outdoor Sleeping Ban

Florida is the latest state to pass legislation barring unhoused people from sleeping or camping on public property.

March 27, 2024 - USA Today

Nighttime view of St. Petersburg, Florida skyline.

Florida Could Criminalize Outdoor Sleeping

A proposed bill would bar sleeping in public parks and other public property.

March 11, 2024 - ABC Action News

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San Diego Camping Ban Set to Take Effect, but Details Remain Murky

The city plans to crack down on unhoused people camping on city property, but has yet to identify parks and school zones targeted for enforcement under the new ordinance.

July 17, 2023 - Voice of San Diego

Encampment set up by unhoused residents in Portland, Oregon

Tent Encampments: Will the Legal Restraint be Lifted?

A controversial U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in 2018 that has hindered the ability of western cities to clear tent encampments on public spaces will likely be revisited and overturned by the Supreme Court, predicts a popular CNN host.

July 17, 2023 - OPB

Two blue and white tents on a paved bike trail under an overpass in San Diego, California with palm tree and vegetation on one side

How San Diego Camping Ban Could Impact Neighborhoods

An ordinance supported by the city’s mayor would bar people from sleeping on the street near shelters or services, but critics say it will simply push people to other neighborhoods and put them farther away from the supportive services they need.

June 8, 2023 - Voice of San Diego

"No homeless sleeping" stenciled on grey dumpster in urban alley

‘Dignity Village’ Threatened by Anti-Camping Law

Portland’s ‘aggressive’ new camping ban could threaten the city’s most stable community of unhoused people, the two-decade old, self-governing Dignity Village.

November 18, 2022 - Next City

Street in San Francisco's Tenderloin District with tents on sidewalk

Sacramento Voters to Decide on Using Lawsuits to Reclaim Sidewalks

Measure O may be one of the first ballot measures of its kind to empower residents to take legal action against a city for illegal encampments on city property. The Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 on August 9 to place the ordinance before voters.

September 29, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Encampment of unhoused people with tents and draped fabrics in Austin, Texas

Unhoused Austin Population Spikes Under Reinstated Camping Ban

The Texas capital is struggling to house its unsheltered residents even as the city commits more resources to building and acquiring more affordable housing units.

September 12, 2022 - Next City

Cherry Creek

Voters, Judge Block Expansion of Denver's Anti-Homeless Camping Ban

Denver voters this week rejected Initiated Ordinance 303, written by chairman of the Denver Republican Party, which would have expanded the city's controversial camping ban.

November 5, 2021 - The Denver Post

Homeless Encampment

Austin Casts a Controversial Vote on Public Camping as the City Faces Growing Pains

Voters in Austin voted to reinstate a ban on public camping, taking steps to criminalize homelessness before the State Legislature could.

May 3, 2021 - Austin American-Statesman

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