Rhode Island's Homeless Bill of Rights

JURIST - Academic Commentary, July 4, 2012

U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper

3 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2015

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Linda Tashbook

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Tashbook, Linda, Rhode Island's Homeless Bill of Rights (2012). JURIST - Academic Commentary, July 4, 2012; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2628867

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United States

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