Thursday, October 23, 2014
More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless
But just as more people reach out to help, cities are biting back at those hands feeding the homeless.
According to a report released Monday by the National Coalition for the Homeless, 21 cities have passed measures aimed at restricting the people who feed the homeless since January 2013. In that same time, similar legislation was introduced in more than 10 cities. Combined, these measures represent a 47 percent increase in the number of cities that have passed or introduced legislation to restrict food sharing since the coalition last counted in 2010.
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