HOMELESS CIVIL RIGHTS 

Advocacy Priorities:

  • Advocacy to include homelessness to Sacramento City's Non-Discrimination & Equality Municipal Code;

  • Stop the Law Enforcement Homeless Encampment Sweeps Campaign:  SRCEH defines law enforcement sweeps as a range of activities from the informal “move along orders” that are often threatening i.e. “or else”;  to the formal – the forcible removal of people and campsites including the destruction of people’s property, necessities for survival, valuables, personal documents including identification and sometimes medications. Finally, this includes towing homeless people’s vehicles and RV’s.

  • ​Moratorium to the County's anti-camping ordinance until enough affordable housing units are created in our region. This would include protection of the property of homeless people seized by law enforcement;

  • Oppose any efforts to criminalize homeless people including anti-homeless laws such as anti-panhandling ordinances;

  • Continue to monitor Sacramento Park Rangers monthly anti-camping      citations and homeless camps closed;

  • Advocate for Safe Parking Zones for Vehicle Residents

  • Continue to monitor the City's "Right to Housing/Obligation to Accept draft ordinance

  • Continue to participate in National House Keys Not Handcuffs Campaign

  •  Work with LSNC and ACLU- Northern CA to determine if SRCEH will     sue either the City and/or County on homeless issues