NAEH: Supreme Court Declines Martin v. Boise

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Ninth Circuit Decision Stands: Sleeping Outside Isn't a Crime 

Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to take Martin v. Boise, a case that could determine if state and local governments can make it a crime for people experiencing homelessness to sleep outside.

As a result, the 9th Circuit decision stands: last year, the court ruled that "prosecuting homeless individuals violated the Constitution because their situation was an 'unavoidable consequence of one's status or being.'"

The decision comes at a juncture when many municipalities have enacted laws to criminalize homelessness.

Resources for Housing Non-Elderly Chronically Homeless People 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded more than $130 million in vouchers for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to expand housing capacity for the most vulnerable in their communities. This is great news for more than 300 awardee PHAs.

Now the hard work begins. In a recent blog post, the Alliance's Chandra Crawford discusses the opportunities for CoCs and PHAs to extend their partnership through lease-up.

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