Homeless Encampment

Federal Report Calls Encampment ‘Sweeps’ Ineffective and Costly

Weeks after federal officials evicted unhoused people from a Washington, D.C. park, research indicates that similar actions, which usually come at a high cost to cities, have little impact on homelessness in the long term.

February 23, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Tents inhabited by unhoused people in a Washington, D.C. park

D.C. Homeless Sweeps Contradict White House Policy

Just months after the Biden administration released a blueprint for ending homelessness focused on ‘person-centered’ solutions, federal officials are forcefully displacing unhoused people in encampments around the District.

February 19, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Portland Moves Forward With Contentious Homelessness Strategy

The city’s plan to reduce the number of unhoused people has met with criticism, particularly for a proposal to ban encampment on public property citywide.

December 7, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Group of tents and bins used by unhoused people in Washington, D.C. park with snow

Evaluating D.C.’s Plan to House Encampment Residents

One year into a pilot program to reduce encampments by offering housing and services to residents, almost three-quarters of participants have moved into housing.

October 18, 2022 - Axios

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