Can California Force Homeless People Into Shelters? Civil Rights Groups Call Plan Legally Questionable.

Can California Force Homeless People Into Shelters? Civil Rights Groups Call Plan Legally Questionable.

Could California force homeless people to accept shelter space against their will? Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who lead a state homlessness task force, recently proposed a way to do just that. Their “right to shelter” plan would first boost the supply of shelter space statewide — requiring cities and counties to build more beds — and then legally obligate homeless people to accept one if offered. No legislation has been proposed yet…

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