Archive for June 17, 2009

Excerpted from: Criminalizing Homelessness Is Not A Solution – Part I

"Nashua, New Hampshire; Gainesville, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; St. Petersburg, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

What do these cities have in common?

… the practice of penalizing the homeless – or those who offer the homeless assistance – and, in essence, criminalize homelessness.

While, it’s true that many cities across the nation use legislative and punitive measures as a way of "dealing" with local homeless populations, the five cities listed above are the ones which caught my eye.

Here’s why…"

In Nashua, NH a "tent city," located in Mines Fall Park is being dismantled.   (more…)