Many lawmakers and community members would like to combat homelessness in effective ways, but pervasive myths and stereotypes about chronic homelessness must first be addressed, or we risk the pursuit of ‘solutions’—like criminalization—that only exacerbate the problem and lead to more human suffering.
This session, offered by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, will help advocates, direct service providers and other community stakeholders to:
- Articulate the harms that the criminalization of homelessness causes and educate decision makers about alternatives, using local and statewide data and lived experiences.
- Develop effective relationships to move key decision makers.
- Respond to common myths that underlie criminalization policies, and advance a new public narrative about ending chronic homelessness.
Register for this free “Learn at Lunch” program here.