Albuquerque, New Mexico
Scott Cameron, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty; Kate Crofts, "Proposed
law targets aggressive beggars." The Daily Lobo. October 31,
2003; Ed Asher, "Man beats panhandling ticket." The Albuquerque
Tribune. December 19, 2003; "Joy Junction Director Applauds Chavez
Crackdown on Panhandling: Bill to be Brought before City Council."
Joy Junction Press Release. January 1, 2004; Ed Asher, "Hey, buddy,
spare me: City Council passes ban on aggressive panhandling."
The Albuquerque Tribune. January 6, 2004; Scott Cameron, "Making
Homelessness a Crime." The Albuquerque Journal. January 8,
2004; "ACLU of New Mexico Wins Temporary Halt to Albuquerques
Anti-Panhandling Ordinance." ACLU Press Release. January 16, 2004;
Ryan Floersheim, "City Cleans up Nob Hill neighborhood." The
Daily Lobo. February 9, 2004; Carolyn Carlson, "Handling the
Panhandlers." The Albuquerque Journal. March 4, 2004; Ed Asher,
"Panhandling bill under fire." The Albuquerque Tribune.
March 25, 2004; Associated Press, "City council approves panhandling
ordinance." KRQE May 4, 2004.
Joe Chapman, "When rights collide: Park users, homeowners have different
views." Amarillo Globe News. June 14, 2004.
Hilary Morgan, Homeward Bound; Scott Christiansen, "FLAHSLIGHT: No begging,
please." The Anchorage Press. July 22, 2004; Anne Aurand, "Panhandlers
given limits by new rule; Legal consequences: Aggressive begging may bring
fine, rehab, or service." Anchorage Daily News. August 18,
2004; Associated Press, "Anchorage toughens panhandling law."
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. August 19, 2004.
Asheville, North Carolina
Brian Postelle, "A long way home: Anti-homelessness initiative takes
baby steps" Mountain Express. May 26June 1, 2004; Asheville
Homeless Network, "Applicable laws and Policies in Buncombe County,
NC." June 28, 2004.
Andrew Scot Bolsinger, "Police see the citys other side."
Ashland Daily Tidings. April 16, 2004.
Mary OToole, Director, Northeast Georgia Homeless Coalition; Ronell
Smith, "Insert coin to help out the homeless? Plan floated for meters
to reduce panhandling." Athens Banner-Herald. February 11,
2003; Associated Press, "Athens installs donation meters to help
homeless." Macon Telegraph. September 5, 2003; Ronell Smith,
"New Meters Designed to Reduce Panhandling." Athens Banner-Herald.
September 5, 2003.
Mike Casey, Open Door Community; Scott Henry, "Writing's on the wall:
Atlanta goes on offensive against graffiti, panhandling." Creative
Loafing Magazine. July 31, 2003; Stephanie Siek, "Atlanta considers
banning begging: City Council proposal would cover downtown, airport,
MARTA stations." Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August 12, 2003;
Ed Loring, "The Struggle for Woodruff Park." Hospitality.
September 2003; Colin Campbell, "Hard to believe, but banishment
is legal in Georgia." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. October
23, 2003; Sarah Rubenstein, "City puts wage, panhandling on back burner."
Atlanta Business Chronicle. October 24, 2003; Ty Tagami, "City
Council candidates put other on the hot seat." Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
August 3, 2004; Steve Visser, "Unwelcome Wake Up Call. Clean sweep
includes homeless." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Bill Southrey, Atlantic City Rescue Mission.
Lynne Griever, Georgia Task Force for the Homeless.
"No Camping Court Victory." Austin Advocate. December,
2003; Ann Hatchitt, "Charitable groups fight panhandling." Austin
Business Journal. January 14, 2004; Brian Chasnoff, "Aiding Austins
Homeless Community." Daily Texan. January 27, 2004; Kayte
VanScoy, "City Council Ponders Repeal of Flawed Camping Ban: Still
Homeless." The Austin Chronicle. August 20, 2004.
Johnathon E. Briggs, "Renegade project leaves ruins
in heart of Avondale." Chicago Tribune. August 3, 2004; Johnathon
E. Briggs, "Avondale eyesore torn down: Neighborhood 'abandominium' bites
the dust." Chicago Tribune. August 11, 2004.
Walter Williams, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.; Bakersfield
Economic and Community Development Department, "Memorandum: Community
Services Committee Report Regarding International Square."
"Downtown Partnership to form Safe Street Coalition." Baltimore
Business Journal. January 22, 2004; Ezra Fieser, "Neighborhoods
Fight Baltimore Homeless Bill." The Daily Record. March 31,
2004; Ginny Graham, "Proposed bill would fine homeless." The
Loyola Greyhound. April 6, 2004; The Associated Press, "Baltimore
City Could Fine Panhandlers." WBAL Channel 11 News, April 20, 2004;
Tom Pelton, "Plan affecting vagrants halted." The Baltimore
Sun/KnowledgePlex. April 20, 2004.
Israel Bayer, "Flyers Fare Well in Civil Suit: Beaverton, State
Officials Settle on Issue of Panhandling Along Highway Exit Ramps."
Street Roots, January 1, 2004.
Terry Messman, "Unconstitutional as well as inhumane: Report documents
widespread abuse of homeless people in Berkeley." Street Spirit.
James Hagengruber, "Downtown panhandlers get more aggressive."
Billings Gazette. October 9, 2003; Becky Shay, "Empires
enigma: City can do little to solve bars problems, officials say."
Billings Gazette. May 4, 2004.
Barnett Wright, "Hendricks withdraws homeless ordinance." Birmingham
News. October 28, 2003.
Rufus Goodwin, contributor to Bostons street newspaper, "Spare
Change," and author of the novel "Soul Street;" Ric Kahn,
"Many among city's homeless steer clear of Fleet Center." The Boston
Globe. July 30, 2004; Ric Kahn, "DNC tourists can't spare a dime."
The Boston Globe. August 1, 2004; Donovan Slack, "Often, its
stop and no: Solicitors plying city intersections. The Boston Globe.
August 24, 2004; Samuel Scott, "Proposed City Panhandling Ban Wont
Affect Most Homeless." Spare Change News. September 1629,
Greg Harmes, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless; "City Bans Roadside
Begging." Daily Camera/Clean & Safe Worldwide. December
Tom Washburn, Manatee Homeless Coalition; Mitra Malek, "Proposal
would give homeless few options; Bradenton considers making sleeping outside
without permission illegal." Sarasota Herald-Tribune. January
14, 2004; Vin Mannix, "Being poor should not be a crime." The
Bradenton Herald. January 23, 2004; "An Eyesore No More?"
Bay News 9. July 21, 2004.
Buffalo, New York
Bill OConnell and Kelly Bobbit, Crisis Services Homeless Program
Supervisor, Crisis Services.
Charleston, South Carolina
Gayle Smith of Crisis Services.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Stephen Baldwin, "Instead of hiding the homeless, help them."
Charlotte Observer. November 20, 2003.
Virginia Sellner, Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless.
"Chicago to pay panhandlers $99,000 in civil rights case."
Street Roots. January 16, 2004; Dan Mihalopoulos, "City panhandling
law advances." Chicago Tribune. September 28, 2004; Carlos
Sadovi, "Pushy panhandlers targeted." Chicago Tribune.
September 30, 2004.
Elizabeth Linville, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless; Jimmy
Heath, "Cincinnati City Council Votes to Extend Panhandling Registration."
Street Vibes. June 2004; Elizabeth Linville, "Panhandling
for Justice spreads awareness about homelessness," Street Vibes.
Richard Hruska, Homeless Advocate.
Brian Davis, Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless and
editor of the Homeless Grapevine street newspaper, 2003--2004.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Steve Handon, Mesa House.
Kent Beittel, Open Shelter.
Corpus Christi, Texas
"Business Owners Turn to Authorities for Help with Homeless."
Corpus Christi Caller-Times. May 28, 2004.
Cindy Schroeder, "Campers to take case to the feds: Permit denied;
activists move to federal building." The Cincinnati Enquirer.
October 7, 2003; Jimmy Heath, "Homeless Men receive Settlement from
City of Covington." Streetvibes. February 2004.
James Waghorne "City of Dallas: Homeless Hate Crimes & Victimization;"
"Backed off a corner" The Dallas Morning News. November
11, 2003; Jim Schutze, "Homeless Cleansing: Proposed "intake
center" for the homeless looks scary." The Dallas Observer.
February 26, 2004; Cliff Despres, "Crime or cry for help? Police propose
banning what has evoked complaints, compassion." The Dallas Morning
News. July 18, 2004; "CBS 11 Investigates Panhandling Enforcement."
CBS 11. July 20, 2004; Steven Gray, "Beeping, braking carts provide a
challenge for would-be thieves." Wall Street Journal. August 2,
2004; David Flick, "About Downtown: Itll be safety first for
Ambassadors: Volunteers look, mission to change in downtown Dallas."
The Dallas Morning News. August 7, 2004; "A Simpler Way to Donate
Online to Fill the Boot." NBC 5. August 13, 2004; Jim Schutze, "Boxcar
Miller: The floating homeless encampment settles in at Dallas City Hall."
The Dallas Observer. August 26, 2004; Sarah Dodd, "A homeless
roundup puts six people in jail." CBS 11. August 26, 2004.
Kate Ridge, John Lewis Community Services Executive Director.
James Hannah, Associated Press, "Homeless camps perturb cities:
Concerns are for health, safety." Dayton Daily News. December
Daytona Beach, Florida
Tania de Luzuriaga, "Homeless face more rules." Orlando
Sentinel. September 3, 2003; Jeff Libby, "Daytonas homeless
find closed doors: Officials say buses and vans were available to ferry
people to shelter." Orlando Sentinel. August 18, 2004.
De Land, Florida
"Vote Will Decide Roadside Begging." Orlando Sentinel/Clean
and Safe Worldwide. December 3, 2004; "DeLand Outlaws Panhandling."
WNDB. (Date Unknown.)
Cliff Despres, "Crime or cry for help? Police propose banning what has
evoked complaints, compassion." The Dallas Morning News. July 18,
2004; Cliff Despres, "Denton council bans panhandling." The Dallas
Morning News. July 22, 2004; Cliff Despres, "Panhandling ban appears
effective; Police: Complaints are down; business owners report less disturbance."
The Dallas Morning News. August 11, 2004.
Arch Dumenigo, "New Speak Out! And Poll: What should Denver do about
homeless residents?" Denver Student Voices. March 30, 2004;
Randle Loeb, "Intolerable Civil Rights Violations On Homeless People
Performing Ordinary Human Activities," Denver Voice. April
2004; Israel Bayer, "Denver tent-city a stones throw away from gaining
recognition." Street Roots. April 1, 2004 "EDITORIAL:
Denver looks to the streets of Philadelphia." The Denver Post.
July 11, 2004; Kris Hudson, "Renovated Skyline Park opens to plaudits."
The Denver Post. July 25, 2004; Charley Able, "Pushy panhandling
ban: Lakewood eyeing ordinance to curb aggressive behavior." Rocky
Mountain News. August 9, 2004.
Ed Bell, Wayne County/Detroit Coalition for the Homeless; "City
Razes Homeless Mans Shack." Homeless Grapevine. Issue
#656, July 2004.
Roy Gault, "Campers face stricter rules at Detroit sites."
The Statesman Journal. August 26, 2004.
Durham, North Carolina
"Compromise Sought on Panhandling Regulation." News Observer/Clean
and Safe Worldwide. September 5, 2003; Julia Lewis, "Durham Considers
Crackdown On Panhandling: Ban May Have Negative Effect on Licensed Vendors."
WRAL. November 15, 2003; Steve Johns, "Durham Takes Steps to Control
Panhandling: People Must Pay $20 Licensing Fee Under New Law." NBC17.
November 18, 2003; Anthony Wilson, "Durham Requires License to Ask
for Money on Street." Eyewitness News 11. November 18, 2003; "Beggars
buy licenses to beg." News Observer/Clean and Safe Worldwide.
January 7, 2004.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
"A Problem With Panhandling: Complaints Are Up." WQOW Programming. August
El Cajon, California
Brian Hazle, "El Cajon council tentatively passes ban at Judson
Park." Union-Tribune. August 30, 2003; Liz Neely, "New
management will handle converted motel for homeless." Union-Tribune.
August 12, 2004.
El Paso, Texas
Ray Tulius, Opportunity Center and the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless;
"Fill the Boot Campaign Breaking the Law?" NewsChannel
9. February 22, 2004.
Eric Townsend, "Homeless ban fails in Elkton." Loaves &
Fishes. May-June 2004.
Adam Kaye, "City eyes crackdown on illegal camping." North
County Times. January 16, 2004; Adam Kaye, "Center leader wants
to participate in illegal camping dialogue." North County Times.
January 23, 2004; Ben Frumin, "No permit, no camping." The
Coast News. February 26, 2004; Jo Moreland, "Deputies, lifeguards
increase beach patrols." North County Times. August 8, 2004.
Jo Moreland, "City steps up patrols at Grape Day, denies they target
homeless." NC Times. August 21, 2004.
Tim Rockwell, First Place Family Center; Linn Antis, Eugene Mission.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Mary Jean Sell, "Bums will get the rush out of town." Eureka
Springs Times Echo. August 24, 2004.
Ian Thompson, "City plans video surveillance in troubled parks."
Daily Republic. August 24, 2004.
Fargo, North Dakota
"CrimeWatch: Chat with Police Chief Chris Magnus." Inforum.
August 2, 2004.
The Associated Press, "Forest Service evicting two homeless men
from cave." Tucson Citizen. March 31, 2004; Larry Hendricks,
"Flagstaff's top 5 'public intoxicants.'" Arizona Daily Sun.
August 22, 2004.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Laura Hansen, Broward Coalition for the Homeless.
Fort Myers, Florida
Grant Boxleitner, "Altamont Park full of vagrants, they say."
News Press. September 22, 2004.
Fort Smith, Arkansas
"City Can Prevail Over Transient Problem." The Times Record.
August 11, 2004.
Fort Worth, Texas
John Suggs, Homeless Advocate.
Robert Schroeder, "Proposal to remove benches criticized."
The Gazette. September 18, 2003.
Lisa Apper, St. Benedict Catholic Worker; Mike Rhodes, "An Outdoor
Drunk Tank Topped With Razor Wire." Street Spirit. June 2004;
Steven Gray, "Beeping, braking carts provide a challenge for would-be
thieves." Wall Street Journal. August 2, 2004.
Pat Fitzpatrick, Homeless Advocate. Jennifer Wiley, Homeless Advocate;
"Gainesville Supports Real Change
" City of Gainesville;
"Why are people homeless." Florida Coalition for the Homeless;
Tera Williams, "Handling Panhandling in Gainesville." WCJB TV
20 News. February 3, 2004; Lise Fisher, "No place to call home."
The Gainesville Sun. June 17, 2004; Lise Fisher, "Homeless
given Monday deadline to leave SE woods." The Gainesville Sun.
June 18, 2004; "Out of sight." The Gainesville Sun. June
19, 2004; Troy Kinsey, "Clock Ticking for Homeless At Camp."
WCJB TV 20 News. June 20, 2004; Greg C. Bruno, "Homeless working
to vacate campsite." The Gainesville Sun. June 22, 2004; Jeff
Adelson, "City forced to trim finding for social programs." The Gainesville
Sun. August 3, 2004.
Monica Alonzo-Dunsmoor "Glendale Cracking Down on Urban Camping"
The Arizona Republic. July 28, 2003.
Grand Junction, Colorado
"Grand Valley Begging Targeted." The Denver Post. July
14, 2004; Erin McIntyre, "Homeless maze: Dealing with transients
costly for taxpayers." The Daily Sentinel. August 1, 2004.
"Panhandle ban needs social aids; Weld commissioners' plan makes sense
overall." Greeley Tribune. July 29, 2004.
Hector Florin, "Hallandale bans street vendors, solicitors."
The Miami Herald. August 4, 2004.
Krystal Spring, "Committee supports new motor home parking ordinance."
Havre Daily News. August 11, 2004.
"Homeless Population Rising at Ala Moana Park: Park Users Say Some
Homeless Monopolize Areas, Openly Use Drugs." The Hawaii Channel.
April 20, 2004; James Gosner, "New law targets squatters." The
Honolulu Advertiser." May 30, 2004; Howard Discus, "Lingle
to Chamber: We need to address the homeless problem." Pacific
Business News. July 16, 2004; "Honolulus Highway Homeless."
KGMB9 Hawaii. July 27, 2004; Eloise Aguilar, "Homeless, coalition
connect in Kailua." The Honolulu Advertiser. July 30, 2004;
Pat Bigold, "Hawaiis Homeless Law Fuels Tension. State to debut
at 3d on list of meanest." Boston Globe. August
30, 2004; B.J. Reyes, "ACLU sues over squatters law. A lawsuit challenges
the constitutionality of a state statute aimed at loitering in parks."
Associated Press. September 8, 2004.
Anne Thomas, Special Projects Director for the Coalition for the Homeless
of Houston/Harris County; Ron Nissimov and Justin Gest, "NO LOITERING:
Midtown tries to move homeless." The Houston Chronicle. August
Huntington, West Virginia
Eric Fossell, "Program addressing panhandlers, public intoxication,
loiterers." Herald-Dispatch. June 10, 2004.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Suzanne Hobbs, "Homeless Camp Concerns." NBC Newschannel 6.
July 28, 2004.
Donnie Robinet and Dan Shepley. Comprehensive Homeless Intervention Program
Ithaca, New York
Abbie Ginder, "Investigation continues into alleged attacks on homeless."
News 10 Now. August 24, 2004; "Homeless allegedly attacked by Ithaca
Police Officers." News 10 Now. August 24, 2004; Associated Press,
"Ithaca officers suspended, investigated in homeless incident."
Newsday. August 25, 2004.
"Lawsuit questions city rule on alcohol." The Florida Times-Union.
June, 2004; Ron Word, "Homeless men challenging Jacksonvilles
Super Bowl drinking law." Associated Press. June 16, 2004.
Barbara Anderson, Southern Indiana Housing Initiative.
Ed Finnerty, "Woman fined for sleeping in city park." Kalamazoo
Gazette. December 5, 2003.
Kansas City, Missouri
Joe Lambe, "Plan seeks ring around library." The Kansas
City Star. December 24, 2003; "Kansas City 'Safe Zone' Worries
Homeless Advocates." NPR. April 16, 2004; Bob Edwards, "Kansas
Citys new library." NPR. April 16, 2004.
Key West, Florida
Timothy OHara, "Homeless safe zone shuffle continues."
Key West Citizen. January 3, 2004; Associated Press, "Key
West considers making tent city for homeless." Naples Daily News.
January 24, 2004; Travis James Tritten, "Solutions to homeless problem
hard to find." Keynews.com. February, 2004; Timothy OHara,
"Homeless zone will cost city, county." Keysnews.com.
February 5, 2004; Timothy OHara, "City signals its time
to go." Keysnews.com. February 29, 2004; Associated Press,
"Key West trying to deal with its homeless: The city is starting to evict
the homeless from endangered wetlands." Gainesville Sun, March
8, 2004; Timothy OHara, "Police plan to roust homeless at sunrise."
Keysnews.com. March 10, 2004; Timothy OHara, "Homeless
ousted; advocates upset." Keysnews.com March 11, 2004; Travis
Tritten and Timothy OHara, "Homeless safe zone a joint project."
Keysnews.com. March 17, 2004; Associated Press, "Monroe OK's a
homeless 'safe zone.'" The Miami Herald. March 21, 2004.
Associated Press, "Police, dressed as homeless, catch drivers running
red lights." The Miami Herald. May 22, 2003; Steven Gray,
"Beeping, braking carts provide a challenge for would-be thieves." Wall
Street Journal. August 2, 2004.
Paola Farer, "Lakewood puts limits on panhandling." 9NEWS. August 9,
2003; Janet Young, City Attorney, letter to Mayor Steve Burkholder, "Regulation
of Aggressive Begging." June 9, 2004; Charley Able, "Pushy panhandling
ban: Lakewood eyeing ordinance to curb aggressive behavior." Rocky
Mountain News. August 9, 2004.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Stephen Curran, "Homeless sweeps replaced with intervention:
Police action gives way to health, safety concerns." The Las Vegas
Sun. May 10, 2004; "Longer vagrancy jail time criticized."
Las Vegas Review-Journal. July 8, 2004; Timothy Pratt, "LVs
crackdown on homeless criticized." Las Vegas Sun. July 8,
2004; "Sin City Has Become Homeless City." Fox News. August 4, 2004; Diedre
Pike, "On the run: Vegas teens are leaving home in record numbers, subjecting
themselves to prostitution, drugs and alcohol for survival." Las Vegas
City Life. August 11, 2004.
Dave Ranney, "Bulldozed campsites leave homeless irked; City gave squatters
10 minutes to vacate parks." Lawrence Journal-World. August 13,
2004; Dave Ranney, "Homeless camp uprooted, this time with warning."
Lawrence Journal-World. August 19, 2004.
Carol Stephenson, Salvation Army.
Lexington Township, Michigan
Chris Sebastion, "Park fight heading to Supreme Court: Lexington
Township camping issue also faces new circuit court suit." The
Times Herald. August 10, 2004.
Anthony Sommer, "Evicted homeless got motivated, mayor
says." Honolulu Star-Bulletin. November 22, 2003.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Patty Lindeman, Hunger Free Arkansas; Sandra Wilson, Arkansas Supportive
Housing Network; Christina, Muñoz, "Counting the homeless
in Little Rock." KATV Channel 7. February 26, 2004; Andrew DeMillo,
"Not sweet but still home, camps face city closure: Homeless advocates
criticize LR crackdown." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. May 29,
2004; Andrew DeMillo, "Homeless camp closings on hold until details
set." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. June 19, 2004; Andrew DeMillo,
"LR still wants to shut down vagrants sites: Advocates for
homeless ask city to wait 90 days." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
July 1, 2004; Andrew DeMillo, "Group calls for delay of LR homeless
camp closings." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. July 16, 2004;
Andrew DeMillo, "Plan to clear homeless sites altered: LR authorities
cancel scheduled sweep, start search for other solutions." Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette. August 3, 2004; Andrew DeMillo, "LR relents, won't
give a bum's rush to homeless." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. August
6, 2004; "Central Arkansas Homeless Up 15% From Three Years Ago."
KATV. August 11, 2004; David Hammer, "Little Rock considers sweep
of homeless." The Mercury News. August 16, 2004; "No
BUMS Allowed." Arkansas Times. August 26, 2004; Andy Davis,
"City needs to get rid of camps for homeless, LR mayor
says." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. September 14, 2004. Andrew
DeMillo, "Chronic homelessness at 40%, UALR study says." Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette. September 18, 2004; Letter to May Jim Dailey from
the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. September 17, 2004;
Andrew DeMillo, "NLR Park to become brief oasis for needy."
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. September 22, 2004; Andrew DeMillo,
"120 hear homelessness governable, so end it." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
September 23, 2004; Sarah Fox, "Will LR earn 'meanest' tag on homeless."
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. September 25, 2004
Long Beach, California
Mike Giard, Christian Outreach Appeal; David Rogers, "L.B. park
homeless mecca controversial: Business owners say volunteer effort detracts
from downtown." Long Beach Press Telegram. August 22, 2004.
"City Bans Roadside Begging." Daily Camera/Clean &
Safe Worldwide. December 19, 2003.
Tony Lystra, Council Outlaws Dumpster Diving." The Daily News.
Los Angeles, California
Frank Tamborello, Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness.
Associated Press, "News in brief from around California." San
Jose Mercury News. October 25, 2003; Andrew Blankstein, "City
Bulldozes Homeless Camp." Los Angeles Times. December 30,
2003; Associated Press, "L.A. jail inmates with medical issues sleep
on floors." Contra Costa Times. August 16, 2004; "Los
Angeles Inmates With Medical Problems Sleep On Floors." KABC/Officer.com.
August 17, 2004; Jessica Garrison, "New Curbs on Homeless Supported."
Los Angeles Times. September 15, 2004.
Marlene Gordon, Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director.
Judith Wilcox, Homeless Shelter Coordinator, and State Division of Housing;
Steven Gray, "Beeping, braking carts provide a challenge for would-be
thieves." Wall Street Journal. August 2, 2004; Judith Davidoff,
"ReachOut touches lives. Program works for State Street homeless,
addicts." The Capital Times. September 17, 2004.
Manchester, New Hampshire
Cindy Carlson, Under the Bridge.
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Candice Bosely, "Chief: Business owners helping combat crime downtown."
The Herald-Mail. August 10, 2004.
Constance Graham, Greater Memphis Interagency Coalition for the Homeless.
Dan Ricker, "Feeding homeless on the street opposed." The
Miami Herald. May 24, 2004; "Miami Pushes To Stop Feeding Homeless
In Streets: City Wants Homeless Fed At Official Facilities Only."
Local10. May 24, 2004.
Anita Zitka, "Beds run short at citys only shelter."
Middletown Press. August 17, 2004; Symon Twarog, "No longer
just killing time." The Middletown Press. August 18, 2004;
Symon Twarog, "An Uncommon Journey." The Middletown Press.
August 18, 2004; Symon Twarog, "Long, Lonely Journey." The
Middletown Press. August 18, 2004.
Holly Gardemier, Guest House of Milwaukee; Joel Volk, Community Advocates.
Margaret Hastings, Homeless Advocate. Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis,
letter to Council Member Dan Niziolek, "Begging Loitering Ordinance
Changes." May 18, 2004; Margaret Zack, "Begging is ruled protected
speech: A Hennepin judge decided in favor of a homeless man who challenged
a Minneapolis ordinance." Star Tribune. March 31, 2004.
Dan Williams, Executive Director, Homeless Coalition of the Gulf Coast,
J.N. Sbranti, "Homeless get the word from police: Warnings about
panhandling to stop." The Modesto Bee. August 21, 2003; Rosalio
Ahumada, "Modestans air concerns about downtown area." The Modesto
Bee. August 3, 2004; Rosalio Ahumada, "Activist Dee Allen of
San Francisco marches through Modesto to protest the treatment of homeless
here." The Modesto Bee. August 22, 2004.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Associated Press, "Myrtle Beach starts issuing tickets under
new loitering law." The Herald-Tribune. August 22. 2004.
Associated Press, "Homeless Naples Man gets 12 years in prison for
spitting on deputy." Sun-Sentinel. August 16, 2003.
Matthew Leber, Nashville Peace and Justice Center. Judith R. Tackett,
"Proposal Would End Begging Downtown." The City Paper.
September 1, 2004; John Spragens, "Handling Panhandling. Sweeping
the Streets of Handout Seekers is One Way to Deal with the ProblemBut
is it the Best Way?" The Nashville Scene. September 1, 2004;
Holly Edwards, "Panhandling Proposal Targets Specific Areas."
Tennessean. September 2, 2004; "Reaction to the Proposal to
Restrict Panhandling," Tennessean. September 2, 2004; Holly
Edwards, "Plan to Outlaw Beggars Draws Strong Reaction." Tennessean.
September 2, 2004.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Michael Perlstein, "Police change policy on homeless." The
Times-Picayune. November 8, 2003; Steve Cannizaro, "Corpse near
ferry landing identified." The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2004.
New York City, New York
Lynn Lewis, Co-director, Picture the Homeless; John Jones and Jean Rice,
leaders, Civil Rights Campaign, Picture the Homeless; United Press International,
"Homeless asked to move from convention site." Washington
Times. June 16, 2004; Associated Press, "Officer On Trial for Refusing
to Arrest Homeless Man" WDSU. July 29, 2004; "Homeless To Make Way for
GOP Convention." 1010 WINS. August 8, 2004; "Enforcing the Law is
Not Optional." New York Post. August 17, 2004.
North Las Vegas, Nevada
Stacy J. Willis, "Sheriff: What kind of man does it take to be the
top cop in a town like this, at a time like this." Las Vegas Weekly.
June 15, 2004; Steven Gray, "Beeping, braking carts provide a challenge
for would-be thieves." Wall Street Journal. August 2, 2004.
Brian Lockhart, "Knopp meets on shelter concerns." The Stamford
Advocate. August 26, 2004.
Steve Krank, Director, Mens Drop-in Center.
Cathy McKitrick, "Beer-sale issues coming to a head: Ogden considers
ban today on 25th Street sales of carry-out beer." Standard
Net August 17, 2004; "City Council Tables Proposed Ban on Beer
Sales." 5 KSL TV. August 18, 2004; Derek P. Jenson, "City Council
delays vote: The two markets say they are being targeted and point to
the fact that nearby Wal-Mart would be able to keep its license."
The Salt Lake Tribune. August 18, 2004; Associated Press, "City
Council tables proposed ban on convenience store beer sales on 25th
Street." KUTV. August 18, 2004; Cathy McKitrick, "Beer-to-go
still an option in Ogden: City Council tables Historic 25th
Street ban." StandardNet. August 18, 2004.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dan Straughan, Oklahoma Homeless Alliance.
Selena Kilmoyer, Bread and Roses; Kathy George, "Homeless face violent
life on streets: Activists step up campaign against 'hate' attacks."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer. June 9, 2003.
Mike Saklar, Siena Francis House; Del Bomberger, "Midlands Voices:
Homeless deserve more than effort to hide them." Omaha World-Herald.
July 20, 2004.
Melissa Harris, "Police target panhandlers who have crossed the
line." Orlando-Sentinel. September 3, 2003.
Mark Waite, "So-called anti-homeless law enacted." Pahrump
Valley Times. November 28, 2003.
Palm Bay, Florida
J.D. Gallup, "Homeless left homeless: Police clear away camps that
sheltered dozen people." Florida Today. July 7, 2004; "Rousting
Homelessness: Providing shelter for those in need is an uphill battle
for area agencies." Florida Today. July 16, 2004.
Marshall Allen, "Shelters expansion still opposed: Despite
improvement, neighbors still oppose proposed expansion." Pasadena
Star-News. August 22, 2004; Marshall Allen, "Shelter granted
permit to expand." Pasadena Star-News. August 25, 2004.
Kevin Fagan, "The city that knows how Philly: Effort stems
tide of homelessness -- can S.F. learn from it?" S. F.Chronicle/Homeless
Persons Network. June 13, 2004. Stephen Salisbury, "Park is a homeless
hot spot." Philadelphia Inquirer. September 25, 2004.
Louisa Stark, Phoenix Consortium for the Homeless; "Panhandlers:
Down and Out of Line." KPHO Phoenix. August 18, 2004.
"Pittsburgh police try to clear out tent city from Clemente bridge."
Street Roots. January 16, 2004; Richard Byrne Reilly, "Owners
lament food for vagrants." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. July
23, 2004; Jonathan D. Silver, "Market Square sees first steps in cleanup."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 12, 2004.
Christine Wallgren, "Shelter's closing hits home for 3 men."
The Boston Globe. August 22, 2004.
Willie Redmond, New Bethel Outreach Shelter.
Steve Houston, Preble St. Resource Center Consumer Advocacy Project.
Sam Louie and Antonia Giedwoyn, "Homeless Portland residents protest
citys camping ban." KGW Channel 8; Israel Bayer, "Defendant
victorious against unconstitutional sit-lie law." Street
Roots. June, 2004; Israel Bayer, "The Portland Business Alliance
tries to curb panhandling with a voucher program." Street Roots.
June 10, 2004; Scott Learn, "Homeless groups give fake tickets to
those camped for the Grand Floral Parade to show ordinances effect."
The Oregonian. June 12, 2004; Ashbel Green, "Sidewalk-blocking
ban rejected." The Oregonian. June 24, 2004; Israel Bayer,
"City to rewrite troublesome obstructions-as-nuisance ordinance."
Street Roots. July 9, 2004; Erik Sten, "Buddy, can you spare
a place to live?" The Oregonian. August 8, 2004.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Nancy Cicco, "City for the homeless- Those dismissed
by shelter for failing to follow the rules gather in the woods nearby."
Seacoastonline. August 25, 2004.
Providence, Rhode Island
Noreen Shawcross, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director;
Amanda Milkovits, " Providence police tell residents of tent city
to move on." The Providence Journal. October 3, 2003; Amanda
Milkovits, "Homeless couple thanks police officer who helped."
The Providence Journal. October 9, 2003; Jennifer Levitz and Cathleen
F. Crowlely, "In merciless weather, a compassionate roundup."
The Providence Journal. January 17, 2004.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Thomas McDonald, "Officers rebuked for raid on camp." The
News & Observer. June 26, 2004; Ken Smith, "Raleigh Police
Change Policy after Incident At Homeless Camp." WRAL. June 28, 2004;
"City to Comment on New Police Policy on Homeless Camps." WRAL.
July 27, 2004; Darla Miles, "New Storefront Signs in Downtown Raleigh
Discourage Panhandling." ABC 11 Eyewitness News. August 10, 2004.
Rapid City, South Dakota
"Rapid City business owners work to end panhandling." The
Rapid City Journal. November 1, 2003.
Redondo Beach, California
Associated Press, "Redondo Beach police arrests day laborers in crackdown."
Los Angeles Times. October 22, 2004.
Anonymous by request, because of the tense relations in the city at this
time; The Associated Press, "Reno police launch anti-crime program."
Las Vegas Review-Journal. November 15, 2003; Anjeanette Damon,
"Reno business owners sue over homeless shelter." Reno Gazette-Journal.
March 20, 2004.
Mark Leslie, Homeless Advocate.
Laurence Hammack, "Woman convicted for falling asleep on Roanoke
bench." The Roanoke Times. October 3, 2003.
Rochester, New York
"First Arrests for Begging Ban." WROC-TV. August 5, 2004; "New city
law that prohibits panhandling puts a damper on fundraiser." WHEC
TV-10. August 27, 2004.
Paula Lomazzi. Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee; Shaun Hallett,
"Homeless youth lands in jail for voicing opinion." Street
Breeze. Volume 1, Issue 1, 2003; Walt Wiley, "A 'shepherd' now
protects church steps' homeless." The Sacramento Bee. June
Cara Roberts Murez, "Panhandling near traffic breaks law."
Statesman Journal. October 16, 2003; Kevin Hays, "Panhandling
becoming a growing problem in Salem." KATU Salem News. July 19, 2004;
"The Listening Post: Tough times in Salem." Statesman Journal.
August 19, 2004; "We cant ignore those displaced by development."
Statesman Journal. August 19, 2004; C.A. Fisher, "Volunteer
patrol area parks." Statesman Journal. August 26, 2004.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Shane Johnson, "Street Hassles: Businesses press cops to take futile
action against the marginalized." Salt Lake City Weekly. December
25, 2003; Jamie Gadette, "Read Between the Lines: New guidelines
spark debate over helping the homeless." Salt Lake City Weekly.
June 3, 2004; Elizabeth Neff, "Taking justice to the homeless."
The Salt Lake Tribune. June 25, 2004.
San Antonio, Texas
Ana M Novoa, Professor of Law, Director, Clinical Program, St. Mary's
University School of Law; Greg Jefferson, "Push to clean up downtowns
image; Looking for change." San Antonio Express-News. April
13, 2004; Jim Forsyth, "Compassion Zone Proposal Gets
Cool Reaction." WOAI: San Antonio/News. August 13, 2004.
San Bernardino, California
Stephen Wall, "Day Laborers ask nonprofit for help against recent
sidewalk citations." San Bernardino Sun. September 27, 2004.
San Diego, California
Sandy A. Maynes, San Diego Coalition for the Homeless; "Business
pays to remove beggars." San Diego Union-Tribune/Clean and
Safe Worldwide. August 1, 2003; Ronald W. Powell, "San Diego activist
asks council for homeless safe site." San Diego Union-Tribune.
October 15, 2004; Ronald W. Powell, "Man wants police to change policies."
San Diego Union-Tribune. October 23, 2004; Ronald W. Powell, "Longtime
advocate for homeless rights ends his 19-day fast." San Diego Union-Tribune.
October 30, 2004.
San Francisco, California
L.S. Wilson Jr., Coalition on Homelessness in San Francisco; Kevin Fagan,
"New Panhandling Law S.F. to take it easy, City says it will
use persuasion, not jail" San Francisco Chronicle. May 25,
2004; "State High Court Leaves Care Not Cash Program
in Place." KTVU. July 21, 2004; "Eye on Homeless Civil Rights"
Coalition on Homelessness Civil Rights Project, San Francisco; "The
Homeless Strain: Part 1." KGO-TV/DT. August 5, 2004; "The Homeless
Strain: Part 2." KGO-TV/DT. August 5, 2004; "The Homeless Strain:
Part 3." KGO-TV/DT. August 6, 2004; Kevin Fagan, "Panhandlers
curbed on Market, Van Ness. Outreach workers, police mobilized under Prop.
M." San Francisco Chronicle. October 16, 2004.
San Jose, California
Michelle Covert, Community Outreach Partnership Center; John Holland,
San Juan, Puerto Rico
"Accused Criminalization of the Homeless Ripped." The San Juan Star.
April 23, 2004.
Santa Barbara, California
Chuck Shultz, "Man with disabilities challenging tickets for RV
parking." Santa Barbara News-Press. February 3, 2004; William
Overend. Title unknown. Los AngelesTimes. May 23, 2004.
Santa Cruz, California
Becky Johnson, Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom; Becky Johnson,
"Mayor Disrupts Council; Meeting and has Peaceful Protest Stopped."
Santa Cruz Independent Media Center. February 4, 2004.
Sandy Baar, Executive Director, Sarasota County Coalition for the Homeless,
Inc; Mitra Malek, "Proposal would give homeless few options; Bradenton
considers making sleeping outside without permission illegal." Sarasota
Herald-Tribune. January 14, 2004; Patty Allen-Jones, "Sarasota
officials pass special-event permit ordinance." Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
August 10, 2004.
Lynne Griever, Georgia Task Force for the Homeless, Metro Atlanta Task
Mark Scarp, "Scottsdale thrives on pie in face." East Valley
Tribune. July 21, 2004.
Joe Martin, social worker and Seattle Displacement Coalition; John Fox,
Seattle Displacement Coalition; Danny Westneat, "Serving up bowls
of hypocracy." The Seattle Times. August 11, 2004; Bob Young,
"Mayor reverses decision on homeless meal program." The Seattle Times.
August 11, 2004; Bob Young, "Free-meal programs go back to plaza." The
Seattle Times. August 12, 2004; "Dinner at the park: it's not about
food." The Seattle Times. August 13, 2004; Adam Holdorf, "A
Meal Deal. Seattle mayor reverses his shutdown of the evening meal program."
Spare Change News. September 30October 13, 2004.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Susan Campbell, Homeless Advocate.
Sonoma County, California
Ernie Carpenter, "Homelessness gets more expensive." The
Press Democrat. September 24, 2004.
South Lake Tahoe, California
Gregory Crofton, "Homeless numbers in South Lake Tahoe largely a
mystery." Nevada Appeal. July 26, 2004; Gregory Crofton, "Officers
make regular sweeps through illegal camp areas." Tahoe Daily Tribune.
July 26, 2004; Jack Carrerow, "Illegal campers keep fire threat high."
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. August 4, 2004.
Associated Press, "Homeless leave tent city." Washington
Times. July 9, 2004; "Mayor cracks down on homeless camp."
USA Today. July 9, 2004; "Camping Ordinance Becomes Law, Homeless
Cry Foul." KXLY. August 10, 2004. "Homeless Move From City Hall." KXLY.
August 12, 2004; Tyler Martin, "Camping Out. Spokanes ordinance
sparks debates between homeless, city officials." Real Change.
September 1629, 2004.
Peter Goonan, "Homeless camp still an eyesore." The Republican.
July 20, 2004; Peter Goonan, Homeless tents full of violations."
The Republican. July 24, 2004; Mary Ellen O'Shea, "Homeless camp
violations corrected." The Republican. July 27, 2004; James Harrison,
"Home is NOT a tent." MassLive. July 27, 2004; Peter Goonan,
"Homeless need better solution." The Republican. August
St. Augustine, Florida
Jean Harden, Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of St. Johns
St. George, Utah
Rachel Olsen, "Police clear out transient camps near river."
The Spectrum. July 29, 2004;
Ed Kociela, "Southern Utah's homeless: For many, one tragic event
can lead to life on the streets." The Spectrum. August 22,
2004; Ed Kociela, "Solution seems elusive for problem." The
Spectrum. August 22, 2004.
St. Louis, Missouri
Gregory Vogelweid, St. Patricks Center. Jeremy Kohler, "Citys
handling of homeless is challenged." St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
September 22, 2004; Jeremy Kohler and Tim "ONeil, "Judge
strikes down community court." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September
23, 2004; Associated Press, "St. Louis concedes cleanup detail was
wrong for homeless." The Columbia Daily Tribune. September
24, 2004; Tim O"Neil, "Cleanup detail was wrong, city says."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 24, 2004; Betsy Taylor, "Judge
blocks removing homeless off the streets without cause." Associated
Press. October 15, 2004.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Fred Woods, Program Director, Dorothy Day Center.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Genessa Poth, "Homeless brace for soliciting rules: As the city
considers banning solicitors from public roads, homeless residents say
the new rules would further limit their options." St. Petersburg
Times. June 30, 2004.
John-Henry Doucette, "Suffolk looks into the prospect of restricting
panhandling." The Virginian-Pilot. August 13, 2004; John-Henry
Doucette, "Mixed opinions greet Suffolk councils talk of panhandling
rules." The Virginian-Pilot. September 1, 2004; Edward Lebow,
"Suffolk postpones voting on new panhandling ordinance." The
Daily Press. September 2, 2004.
Syracuse, New York
"Some panhandlers want more than food." News 10 Now. November
Heidi Gitzen, "Business owners advocate ban on pushy panhandling
tactics." The Daily Orange. December 2, 2003.
Jason Hagey, "Ready or not, Pierce County might get tent city for
the homeless." The News Tribune. June 20, 2004; Jason Hagey,
"Winter might beat tent city to town." The News Tribune.
July 25, 2004; Kathleen Merryman, "Hard-working coalition outlines
strategies to deal with the homeless." The News Tribune. August
Todd Wright, "Ordinance would end road fund-raisers: Move would
alter how some groups solicit donations." Tallahassee Democrat.
July 8, 2004; Melanie Yeager, "Car wash cleans up for charity: Firefighters
wont let getting booted off streets dampen their MDA drive."
Tallahassee Democrat. July 25, 2004; Dee Causseaux, "Street
solicitations should not be banned." Tallahassee Democrat.
August 8, 2004; Aaron Richard, "Hope can grow on a street corner."
Tallahassee Democrat. August 9, 2004.
Florida Coalition for the Homeless; Valerie Kalfrin, "Group Risks
Arrest To Feed Homeless in City Park: Food Not Bombs Plans Court Protest."
Tampa Tribune. April 5, 2004; Thomas Krause and Kathy Steel, "Three
Arrested During Picnic with Homeless in Park." Tampa
Tribune. April 19, 2004.
Amanda Keim, "Activists hold sit-in on Mill Ave." The State
Press. February 23, 2004.
Maja Reed, Focus Toledo.
Trenton, New Jersey
Denise Micai, Mercer County Board of Social Services; "14-Day Mercer
County Archive: Cracking down on panhandlers" The Times. April
Mark Sussman, "Tucson's homeless get a bum rap." Arizona
Daily Wildcat, March 8, 2004.
Sandra Holden, Day Center.
Union City, California
Thaai Walker, "Camper culture, cops clash at Wal-Mart." The Mercury
News. August 9, 2004.
Jane Osborn, Associate Director, 211 and Chair, South Georgia Coalition
To End Homelessness.
Cindy Frazier, "Grass Roots committee distances itself from flier
urging homeless in vehicles not to cop plea." The
Argonaut. March 18, 2004.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Deborah Maloney, Director, Volunteers of America; Ches. Inc; The Lighthouse
Washington, District of Columbia
Anne-Marie Staudenmaier, Attorney at the Washington Legal Clinic for
City of Woodinville, "Understanding Temporary Shelter for the Homeless;"
Brad Wong, "Woodinville homeless camp ruled out." Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
July 14, 2004; "Tent City 4 Timeline." King County Journal. August
5, 2004; Matthew Rodriguez, "Tent-city plan stirs fears." Seattle Times.
August 6, 2004; Leslie Fulbright, "City council decides on industrial
site for tent city." Seattle Times. August 11, 2004; Danny Westneat,
"Serving up bowls of hypocrisy." The Seattle Times. August
11, 2004; "Homeless camp accepts Woodinville's site offer." Seattle
Post Intelligencer. August 12, 2004; Nick Perry, "Bothell tent city
pulls up stakes for Woodinville." The Seattle Times. August 12,
2004; Jeff Switzer, "Citizens report finds a need for tent
cities." King County Journal. August 14, 2004; Diane Brooks,
"Tent city moves without flap; volunteers help about 80 relocate."
The Seattle Times. August 15, 2004; "Tent cities work."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer. August 17, 2004; Jeanette Knutson,
"Business brings suit against Woodinville, Share/Wheel over Tent
City location." Northwest News. August 23, 2004; Jessica Delos
Reyes, "Woodinville City Council clarifies rules on tent city."
The Seattle Times. August 24, 2004; Jessica Delos Reyes, "Temporary
encampments are put on hold in Bothell." Seattle Times. September
9, 2004; Jessica Delos Reyes, "Woodinville tent city survives challenge."
Seattle Times. September 11, 2004; Kelly Kearsley, "Tent may
get longer stay, council says." Seattle Times. September 21,
2004; Kelly Kearsley, "Tent-city homeless say Woodinville residents
neighborly." Seattle Times. October 5, 2004; Kelly Kearsley,
"Woodville tent city allowed to stay until Nov. 22." Seattle
Times. October 15, 2004.
report in .pdf form | Introduction
| Background | Methodology
| Problem Statement/Consequences of Criminalization
| Model Programs | Conclusions
& Recommendations | The Cities Included
in this Report | Meanest Cities | Narratives
of the Meanest Cities | Narratives of the
Other Cities | Prohibited Conduct Chart
| Survey Questions | Incident
Report Form: English & Incident Report
Form: Spanish | Sources