Community Solutions

Tell the Supreme Court that fines don't end homelessness

Here’s the scoop. On April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Johnson versus the City of Grants Pass, Oregon. The court will decide if it is legal for communities to criminalize people for sleeping outside with a pillow, blanket or piece of cardboard, as Gloria Johnson did — even when there is no shelter available. 

This is the most significant Supreme Court case dealing with homelessness in more than 40 years.

Right now, the most important thing you can do is sign this petition in support of Gloria Johnson and the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are unsheltered on any given night.

We invite you to join Community Solutions and more than 100 service provider organizations across the country to sign this petition that highlights the effects of criminalization, while lifting up what we know works to make homelessness rare and brief. 

Please help us make sure that the Supreme Court knows that there are solutions to homelessness. Housing and services are the real, proven answers. Ticketing, fines, and jail just leave people with fines they can’t afford and criminal backgrounds that make it even harder for them to get housing and jobs. 
By signing, you’re agreeing to receive periodic messages from Community Solutions—you can unsubscribe anytime. For texts, message & data rates apply. While on this site, you may also see content from other organizations that use, the content of which Community Solutions is not responsible for.