NYTimes: A Quietly Big Idea on How We Think About Homeless People
This opinion piece looks at how experiencing homelessness should be categorized as a social phenomenon. Inspiration for the piece comes from a Southern California law group suggesting that a person should not be discriminated against based on their living situation. The article claims that this law tries to accomplish three things. The first is offering a legal framework to sue a city if a certain policy only targets those experiencing homelessness. The second is to reduce stigma around homelessness. And the third is to increase support and awareness of the need for affordable housing. Since COVID, even more regulations have been put in place making it even more difficult for a person experiencing homelessness, making a push like this law even more necessary. To read the full piece, click here.