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Surrounding Hurricane Irma, Category 5 ‘Law and Order’ and Other Unnatural Disasters Beset Florida’s Poorest

On any given day the residents of Haines City, Florida, situated in the heart of rural Polk County, embody a struggle to survive in the face of dire poverty. Comprising a mix of low income whites, Black and Latinx migrant … Continue reading

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Rats! Four-legged, two-legged and the woe they bring

Beginning with the people who lived there, nobody would have described the homeless encampment adjacent to Stranahan Park in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale as an ideal home. Belongings stacked on wooden pallets, other stuff sitting on the ground, … Continue reading

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Bill of Rights Covered and Uncovered

Last Monday’s announcements to media and the broader Florida citizenry of what would be a momentous legislative coup – a Homeless Bill of Rights for the state’s massive population of unhoused residents – was both heard and not heard. The … Continue reading

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MEDIA ALERT: Homeless Rights Campaign to Kickoff with VP Candidate and Food Sharing Icon

(Update 10/10/16 Green Party VP candidate Ajamu Baraka had to cancel all of his Florida stops and will not be speaking at our Tampa press conference.) FLORIDA HOMELESSNESS ACTION COALITION MEDIA ADVISORY For October 10, 2016 For Immediate Release October … Continue reading

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Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign Rolls Out on World Homeless Day

The Florida Homelessness Action Coalition (FLHAC) will hold four simultaneous press conferences in cities across the state next Monday, October 10, to announce its campaign to bring a Homeless Bill of Rights to the Florida legislature in 2017. October 10 … Continue reading

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Flying Under the Radar: A tactic in the fight against homeless criminalization

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon … Continue reading

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October 22nd Alliance demands investigation into FLPD racism and property seizures

The October 22nd Alliance to End Homelessness has requested Fort Lauderdale’s Citizens Police Review Board to investigate allegations of the use of racial slurs by officers who also trashed the property of four homeless persons, according to the victims, two … Continue reading

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