Thursday, July 9, 2020
Check out this upcoming webinar, set for July 15, sponsored by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty:
Since 2016, the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign has been supporting efforts at the federal, state, and local levels to #DefundThePolice and invest resources into the human right to housing. Now, it is more important than ever to understand what efforts are being made at the federal level through funding and legislation that can help housing, homelessness, and social and racial justice advocates achieve a world where housing, not handcuffs, is the norm. Rep. Pramila Jayapal will highlight her recently introduced Housing Is A Human Right Act as well as other efforts to lay the basis for a dramatic shift in resource allocation from law enforcement to housing and social services. The webinar will also share how the CARES Act can be used to help get people off the streets and into housing, rather than jail cells, as well as other forthcoming legislation people need to be aware of to help push the efforts for housing and racial justice further.