VIDEO: A Third Door

Proven Solutions to End Chronic Homelessness (PDF)

"Punishing Homelessness" by Sara Rankin (PDF)

Martin v. City of Boise (9th Cir. 2018) (PDF)

Studies Showing Effectiveness of Housing First & Permanent Supportive Housing

FAQs About Homelessness (PDF)

Introduction to Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing (PDF)

12 Steps Cities Can Take (PDF)

Policy Briefs from Seattle University’s Homeless Rights Advocacy Project

Sara Rankin, "The Influence of Exile:"

Columbia Legal Services, Webpage for Advocacy Work on Homelessness

ACLU of Washington, Homelessness Advocacy Resource Center

A report on criminalization in California-- California's New Vagrancy Laws: The Growing Enactment and Enforcement of Anti-Homeless Laws in the Golden State, UC Berkeley School of Law (February 12, 2015):

More from California - Punishing the Poorest: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty in San Francisco, SF Coalition on Homelessness:

Homelessness and the Cost of Qualify of Life Laws, California Budget and Legislative Analyst Office Report:

Western Regional Advocacy Project — a great homeless rights advocacy street activist organization in California:

A report on criminalization in Colorado by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law: Homeless Advocacy Policy Project

Study on the Criminalization of Homelessness in Connecticut (PDF) by Yale Law School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic.

You’ll find national analyses at:

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty:

National Coalition for the Homeless:

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Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality
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Please note: The Korematsu Center will conclude its tenure at Seattle University in June 2024. We are in the process of building a new center for civil rights that will continue this important work. To learn more about those plans and ways that you can support them, please contact Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs Feven Teklu at