A proposal to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the streets--has gotten preliminary approval from Denver City Council. The controversial bill's critics argue that the ordinance criminalizes homelessness.     5/1/2012

A proposal to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the streets--has gotten preliminary approval from Denver City Council. The controversial bill's critics argue that the ordinance criminalizes homelessness. 5/1/2012

Homelessness is a real problem and a power storyteller in a photograph. Photo by SamPac.

Homelessness is a real problem and a power storyteller in a photograph. Photo by SamPac.

Hailey's Harvest - Twitter Search

Hailey's Harvest - Twitter Search

Berkeley May Fine Homeless $75 for Sitting Down  new measure up for a vote would make it illegal for homeless people to sit or lie on the sidewalk. Think about this for a minute: in this liberal university town teeming with smart people, the “solution” devised for a chronic business recession is to outlaw sitting on a sidewalk—despite an in-depth report showing the same law in San Francisco has failed to deliver any benefits to merchants, shoppers, or homeless people.

Berkeley May Fine Homeless $75 for Sitting Down new measure up for a vote would make it illegal for homeless people to sit or lie on the sidewalk. Think about this for a minute: in this liberal university town teeming with smart people, the “solution” devised for a chronic business recession is to outlaw sitting on a sidewalk—despite an in-depth report showing the same law in San Francisco has failed to deliver any benefits to merchants, shoppers, or homeless people.

Lee Jeffries – black and white portraits of homeless people  English photographer Lee Jeffries created this impressive series of black and white portraits of homeless people, who rarely find themselves in the spotlight. And that is exactly where Lee placed them.

Lee Jeffries – black and white portraits of homeless people English photographer Lee Jeffries created this impressive series of black and white portraits of homeless people, who rarely find themselves in the spotlight. And that is exactly where Lee placed them.

Homeless - Would you dare let a homeless pet die? There are rescue groups for that, right? So then, would you let a homeless person die? From lack of medical care or food, from freezing or heatstroke, or from suicide because you can't take one more moment of being invisible. Funny, not so many groups are interested in rescuing the homeless people. Guess we're not as cute as dogs and cats.

Homeless - Would you dare let a homeless pet die? There are rescue groups for that, right? So then, would you let a homeless person die? From lack of medical care or food, from freezing or heatstroke, or from suicide because you can't take one more moment of being invisible. Funny, not so many groups are interested in rescuing the homeless people. Guess we're not as cute as dogs and cats.

As a part of ABC's ”Hunger Hits Home", 5 organizations worth knowing about. Join the communal table and post the ways you help fight hunger using the Twitter hashtag: #pullupachair

Fight Hunger With These 5 Charities

As a part of ABC's ”Hunger Hits Home", 5 organizations worth knowing about. Join the communal table and post the ways you help fight hunger using the Twitter hashtag: #pullupachair

A formerly homeless man is challenging the constitutionality of three City of Vancouver bylaws that prohibit sleeping on streets or in parks and erecting a shelter on city property.    Clarence Taylor, 57, says the bylaws violate his right to life, liberty and security of person. 11/21/12

A formerly homeless man is challenging the constitutionality of three City of Vancouver bylaws that prohibit sleeping on streets or in parks and erecting a shelter on city property. Clarence Taylor, 57, says the bylaws violate his right to life, liberty and security of person. 11/21/12

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