Funders Together to End Homelessness believes safe, affordable, and accessible housing is a human right. However, certain policies obstruct this right by criminalizing and punishing people experiencing homelessness and put an extra burden on our criminal justice system.
According to research from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, of 234 American cities, 40 percent make it a crime to sleep in public spaces, while 56 percent prohibit loitering in public places and 53 percent prohibit begging and panhandling in public places. What role does philanthropy have in reforming these policies and laws to help put an end to the cycle of homelessness? Join us on Tuesday, June 14th at 1pm ET, as we examine how as a funder, you can be influential in the fight to decriminalize those experiencing homelessness in your own community and in turn, provide opportunities for housing.
- Maria Foscarinis, Executive Director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
- Janet Hostetler, Deputy Director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
- Diane Aten, Director of Development and Communications of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
- P.J D’Amico, Executive Director of The Buck Foundation
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