The Criminalization of Homelessness and Mental Health in the United States: Submission to UN Special Rapporteurs

The National Homelessness Law Center, Human Rights Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law, and partners have submitted a report to the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing focused on the criminalization of homelessness and mental health in the United States.



Year: 2023
Resource Type:
Alternatives to Criminalisation
Courts Systems
Human Rights
Petty Offences
Public Health
Use of Public Spaces
North America
United States
People Groups:
Children & Young People
People in Detention
People with Disabilities
People who use Drugs
Elderly People
People experiencing Homelessness or live in informal settlements
LGBTQIA+ persons
People affected by Displacement (including migrants and refugees)
People experiencing Poverty
Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
Sex Workers
Women and Girls
Law Reform
Policy Reform
Campaign Partner:
Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami School of Law
National Homelessness Law Center