Grants Pass v. Johnson

Blue tent with small charcoal grill and plastic bin set up by unhoused person in snow in Portland, Oregon.

Portland Replaces Camping Ban With New Policy

Unhoused residents can sleep on public property when no shelter space is available, but still face penalties for violating new regulations or not moving into shelter if offered.

May 13, 2024 - Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Opinion: Criminalizing Homelessness Is ‘Expensive and Shortsighted’

Policies that punish and fine unhoused people for sheltering outdoors, even when other shelter is not available, are the most visible but least efficient ways to reduce homelessness.

April 17, 2024 - Bloomberg Law

White sign with No Camping - Violators Subject to Arrest and municipal code in red text with snowy trees in background.

Opinion: Unhoused People Need Housing, Not Law Enforcement

The sharp increase in the unhoused population calls for urgent action, not criminalization.

April 14, 2024 - The Hill

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