FOUNDING GUIDING PRINCIPLE

In order to promote equity, policymakers and the community must address the underlying issues of structural racism and its intersections with class, gender, gender identity sexual orientation, age disabilities and the political, economic and social structures that creates and perpetuates hunger, homelessness, the lack of accessible and affordable housing and disinvestment in neighborhoods of color

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • We can end and prevent homelessness

  • We - public policymakers and the community - must address the underlying issues of structural racism and its intersections with class, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, and the political, economic and social structures that create hunger, homelessness, the lack of decent affordable housing, and disinvestment in neighborhoods of color

  • We declare that safe, decent, affordable and accessible housing, healthy food and access to quality healthcare are basic human rights

  • We believe that people experiencing homelessness should not be criminalized, or otherwise deprived of their rights, due to their lack of stable housing

  • We believe that coalition-building with community members and public education are effective catalysts for change

  • We believe that currently and formerly homeless people must be active and equal participants in all decision making bodies that address the  crisis of homelessness

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