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SAN FRANCISCO CAN ENFORCE LAWS ON HOMELESS WHO REFUSE SHELTER SERVICES

An issue throughout the legal conflict has been whether or not the city can forcefully move people who are considered “involuntarily homeless” and what that means.

A homeless encampment on a sidewalk in San Francisco on Sept. 2, 2023. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

"After months of confusion, the Court has acknowledged that individuals are not involuntarily homeless if they have declined a specific offer of available shelter or otherwise have access to such shelter or the means to obtain it,"

This month, the Ninth Circuit of U.S. Appeals clarified that individuals are not involuntarily homeless if they have declined a specific offer of available shelter or have access to such shelter or the means to obtain it.


https://www.kqed.org/news/11962388/san-francisco-will-enforce-sit-lie-laws-when-people-refuse-shelter

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