September 14, 2021

Providence destroys homeless encampment – and people’s lives

“It completely sets back the work of social service providers like ourselves. It takes months, many times,...

August 4, 2021

What does the new CDC eviction moratorium mean for Rhode Island?

“I don’t want to give a falsely positive view that it’s just all roses out there, but...

July 23, 2021

ECHO Village project vocally opposed by South PVD residents and politicians

“The comments that some of you are making are insensitive to people with lived experience, who have...

June 17, 2021

ACLU: Providence Police acted on “dubious” grounds in attempt to oust unhoused encampment

In short, the notice was missing the most rudimentary elements of due process. It was eviction by...

April 23, 2020

Model: Nearly 800 RIers experiencing homelessness to require emergency COVID-19 accommodations

“People who are unsheltered face unique barriers to prevention strategies like sheltering in place and physical distancing...

January 3, 2018

Update on ACLU lawsuit against state over “Harrington Hall” law: Shelter will not turn people away

Below is a summary – prepared by ACLU of Rhode Island volunteer attorney Lynette Labinger – of...

January 19, 2020

In the midst of frigid temperatures, ACLU sues over law that will kick some homeless out into the cold

“We have been involved in preparing this lawsuit because as an outreach program, our work centers on...