HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS

House Bill 1938 House Sponsor:  Bruce Franks, Jr. Senate Sponsor: Jamila Nasheed The Missouri Homeless Bill of rights states, “No person’s rights, privileges or access to public services may be denied or abridged solely because the person is homeless.  The […]

House Bill 1938

House Sponsor:  Bruce Franks, Jr.

Senate Sponsor: Jamila Nasheed

The Missouri Homeless Bill of rights states, “No person’s rights, privileges or access to public services may be denied or abridged solely because the person is homeless.  The act sets forth certain rights of a person experiencing homelessness, including the right to use and move freely in public spaces, equal treatment by public agencies, non-discrimination in maintaining employment and emergency medical care, and an expectation of privacy in his or her personal property.  The act also sets forth a right to vote, register to vote, and receive documentation to prove identity for voting without discrimination based on housing status.”