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League-Hosted Webinar Addresses how Court’s Decision on Homelessness Impacts Cities

January 29, 2020
The “Strategies for Addressing Homelessness: Policies and Enforcement Issues” webinar, which the League hosted on Jan. 28, included an analysis of the Martin v. City of Boise decision and what that means for cities.
 
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to hear the case, which left intact the Ninth Circuit ruling that held that the city violated the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth Amendment when it enforced its public camping and sleeping ordinance against homeless individuals with no place else to go.
 
Webinar attendees learned how the Court’s decision impacts cities’ efforts to combat homelessness in their communities. Webinar speakers discussed strategies for addressing homelessness at the policy level, including identifying available funding; issues arising from the enforcement of local ordinances relating to and affecting the homeless population; and success stories arising from innovative collaborations amongst federal, state and local agencies, as well as between private and public agencies serving the homeless.
 
For those who missed the webinar or would like to view it again, a recording is available online.


 
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