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News Highlights

August 24, 2017 Your Central Valley Eyewitness News Investigates: Following Sacramento’s lead on homeless laws. Fresno’s “no camping” ordinance modeled after Sacramento’s law. Patrick Nelson. SHOC in the news

August 11, 2017 Sacramento Bee Editorial If Sacramento must take on ‘aggressive panhandling,’ then do it this way

August 3, 2017 Sacramento Bee Mayor says its time to think small to help Sacramento’s homeless

July 31, 2017 Sacramento Bee A homeless shelter in your church? Business groups say hold on

July 14, 2017 CBS Residents Rallying For Rent Control As Costs Skyrocket In Sacramento

July 13, 2017 Sacramento Bee What’s worse than failing to fix homelessness in Sacramento? Spending $5 million to fail again.

July 10, 2017 KCRA Sacramento’s homeless population increases by 30%

March 30, 2016 Sacramento News & Review California lawmakers sanction discrimination against homeless residents Hosseini

October 6, 2015 Sacramento Bee “To help city’s homeless, finally create Safe Ground” by Cathleen Williams and Mark Merin

September 17, 2015 Sacramento News & Review article “Online petition drums up support for ending Sacramento’s camping ban. Ordinance seen as attack on city’s homeless residents”

September 2015 California Homeless Youth Project report “Adding Insult to Injury: The Criminalization of Homelessness and Its Effects on Youth” by Shahera Hyatt

September 3, 2015 Sacramento News & Review article “Activist threatens DOJ complaint if Sacramento council doesn’t rescind anti-camping ordinance

August 20, 2015 Sacramento News & Review Editorial says its “time to finally legalize ‘right to rest’ in Sacramento

August 13, 2015 Washington Post article “It’s unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside, the federal government says”

August 6, 2015 US Department of Justice News “Justice Dept Files Briefto Address the Criminalization of Homelessness”

April 16, 2015 Sacramento News & Review Editorial “Camping ordinance needs re-evaluation”

April 24, 2015 Fox 40 “Right to Rest Bill Gets Attention of Cities

April 16, 2015 Sacramento News & Review Editorial “Sacramento should enact a moratorium on enforcement of its illegal-camping ordinance

July 31, 2015 WRAP Right to Rest Action

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