Rhode Island Passes Bill to Guarantee Rights of Homeless People

Rhode Island Passes Bill to Guarantee Rights of Homeless People

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homeless man in DCRhode Island’s governor is expected to sign into law the first “Homeless Bill of Rights” in the United States as early as next week, formally banning discrimination against homeless people and affirming their equal access to jobs, housing and services.

The legislation, which won final approval by the state Senate on Wednesday, would guarantee homeless people the right to use public sidewalks, parks and transportation as well as public buildings, like anyone else “without discrimination on the basis of his or her housing status.”

(READ the story from Reuters)

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