Stand Up for Section 8

Dozens of New York City landlords and brokers who refused to rent to Section 8 tenants are named in a federal complaint by the Housing Rights Initiative, which says such discriminatory practices have kept thousands of New Yorkers in homeless shelters, substandard housing and high-poverty neighborhoods, with particular harm to people of color and people with disabilities during the pandemic.

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LA Opens Its First Tiny Home Village to Ease Homeless Crisis

The pandemic has forced more people onto the streets, but congregant shelters have had to cut capacity to maintain social distancing. To get people out of the tents that line sidewalks near downtown Los Angeles and under freeway overpasses in suburban areas, city and county officials began looking for creative, affordable solutions.

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Camping Ordinance

In a dispute over a proposed ordinance regarding camping in public spaces, sitting and lying down on public sidewalks and aggressive solicitation of money, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Austin City Council must strike from the ballot language the word “anyone.” The court found the word would lead voters to believe the ordinance “criminalizes and penalizes a much wider swath of conduct than it actually does.”

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