Homelessness and the Justice System: Challenges and Innovations

Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Theatre: Delaware Suite A

10-03-2020 10:45 10-03-2020 12:15 America/New_York Homelessness and the Justice System: Challenges and Innovations

Lack of affordable housing, income, social services coupled with high debt and barriers to housing are just some of the causes of homelessness.  Cuts in federal housing and assistance programs are also fueling the growth of homelessness in cities, towns and villages across the country.  Communities are facing increased number of homeless encampments that are… Read more »

NLC Congressional City Conference

Synopsis

Lack of affordable housing, income, social services coupled with high debt and barriers to housing are just some of the causes of homelessness.  Cuts in federal housing and assistance programs are also fueling the growth of homelessness in cities, towns and villages across the country.  Communities are facing increased number of homeless encampments that are straining local government resources. Local governments are being challenged to deal with the rise in homelessness without making it a crime to be homeless. 

Attendees will learn about implementing policies that provide alternatives to criminalizing homelessness and working with their law enforcement, public services and non-profit organizations to implement policies to reduce homelessness.

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