Gimme Shelter: Exploring Solutions for Public Entities in Addressing Homelessness after Martin v. Boise

  • 06 Feb 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Meyers Nave, 555 12th Street, Suite 1500, Oakland, CA


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On a single night in 2018, 553,000 people in the United States were experiencing homelessness. 24% of the homeless population in the United States are in California, and California accounts for 47% of unsheltered people in the country. Bay Area cities and counties have the highest rates of not only homeless individuals, but unsheltered people.

In September 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Martin v. City of Boise, which held that enforcement of sleep, lie, camping or other similar ordinances in a jurisdiction where there is not sufficient shelter space to accommodate all homeless people constitutes a violation of an individual’s Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment. This panel will explore and discuss solutions that public entities are using to address homelessness given existing legal, political, and financial constraints.

Confirmed panelists include: Elaine De Coligny, Executive Director of EveryOne Home, a non-profit organization leading the effort to end homelessness in Alameda County; Jeanette Dong, Recreation and Human Services Director for the City of San Leandro; Rich Pio Roda, partner at Meyers Nave and City Attorney for the City of San Leandro; and Kimberly Chin, partner at Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood and Werth, who has advised a wide variety of public entities, including BART and the City of Manteca, on issues relating to homelessness. The panel will be moderated by Ray Rollan, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Hayward.

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Meyers Nave, 555 12th Street, Suite 1500, Oakland, CA

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