homeless

  • Authorities Visit Loring Park Tent Encampment, Bring Eviction Scare

    August 10, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – On Monday afternoon, authorities visited the Loring Park Sanctuary to speak with residents of the outdoor tent community, stoking fears of another clearing of the park. Three weeks ago, law enforcement bulldozed dozens of tents in Powderhorn Park, arrested about 20 people,…...
  • Minneapolis’ Unhoused Speak Out Against Years of Evictions

    August 3, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – With threat of eviction hanging overhead, today residents of the Sanctuary in Powderhorn Park are sharing their experiences being repeatedly displaced and evicted by police. See the live stream from the presser in the park below. Established on June 10, the first…...
  • Minneapolis Park Police Displace Sanctuary Encampment

    July 22, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – On Monday, July 20, dozens of houseless people were displaced and about 20 people were arrested as law enforcement executed an eviction of the eastern portion of a sanctuary tent encampment in Powderhorn Park. After the raid, Unicorn Riot spoke to community…...
  • Homeless Philadelphians Moving Into Vacant City-Owned Homes

    June 22, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – Housing advocates have revealed that they’ve facilitated moving previously-unhoused city residents into “vacant, viable” homes in North Philly owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). According to those who are helping families move in, a large number of usable residences are being…...
  • Denver ‘Clean-ups’ Displace 100+ Unhoused Residents Amid Health Crisis

    April 30, 2020
    Denver, CO – On Thursday morning, Denver city employees including police officers will be telling the more than 100 unhoused people living in the downtown city blocks near the homeless shelters that they need to pack up and move. The city posted notices around the…...
  • Housing First Advocates Protest USICH Director Marbut’s Visit to Denver

    February 21, 2020
    Denver, CO – The day after President Donald Trump descended on Colorado Springs Thursday for a rally, Robert Marbut Jr., the new U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Director, and Housing Secretary Ben Carson are reportedly meeting with Denver’s Mayor Michael Hancock today, February 21.…...
  • Denver Police Cash In on Houseless Encampment Clean-Ups

    February 5, 2020
    Denver, CO – For nearly eight years Denver police officers, public works employees, park rangers, and occasionally inmates have been carrying out and enforcing the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (camping ban) signed into law by Mayor Michael Hancock during his first term in 2012. When investigating…...
  • Judge Rules Denver’s Camping Ban Unconstitutional, Dismisses Jerry Burton’s Ban Ticket

    January 3, 2020
    Denver, CO – Jerry Burton has been living on and off the streets since around 1983 when he left the Marine Corps. During his periods of surviving outside in Denver, he has received three tickets for violating the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance, also known as the…...
  • Advocates Demand Denver Protect Rights of People Without Homes

    October 21, 2019
    Denver, CO – In the afternoon of October 21, 2019, local advocacy group Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL), along with other social justice and human rights groups, held a rally outside City Hall to continue to demand that the city government take action in support…...
  • Denver’s ‘Right to Survive’ Ballot Initiative Voted Down

    May 9, 2019
    Denver, CO – The contentious ballot initiative 300, or Right to Survive, was voted down in Tuesday’s municipal elections with 81% of votes being against the ballot question. The initiative would have effectively repealed the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (camping ban) passed in 2012, which criminalizes…...