Rhode Island's Homeless Bill of Rights
JURIST - Academic Commentary, July 4, 2012
3 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2015
Date Written: 2012
When Rhode Island enacted the first statewide Bill of Rights for homeless people, the very title of the document worried many members of the general public who wondered why homeless people were entitled to special rights. In fact, the Homeless Bill of Rights is merely a list of the seven fall back positions that all of the state and municipal authorities have to take when dealing with homeless people. This JURIST article explicates those seven fall back positions.
Keywords: Due Process, Equal Protection, homeless, poverty, shelter, legislation, civil rights
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