Tent City, U.S.A.

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That’s the name of a new report from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and it reminds us that the trend is toward more encampments for those without permanent housing.  The primary reason is that we have not built enough affordable housing to keep up with the demand. And, yet, our approach to solving the problem often is to criminalize those who find themselves out on the streets. (And even to arrest good neighbors who try to assist in feeding those who are dispossessed.)  We explore different approaches that cities are taking to the problem with Attorney Eric Tars, of the Center, who is the lead researcher on this report.

Check out the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty Website

If you haven’t yet checked out our recent Renters’ Rights report, please do! This provides an excellent take on how to prevent homelessness in the first place.