The Right to Rest Ordinance prohibits discrimination in public spaces based on housing status. This ordinance protects unhoused people's right to protect themselves from the elements. Criminalizing necessary life-sustaining activities like sitting, lying, resting or eating in public when someone has nowhere else to do these things further entrenches people in houselessness. Ending the criminalization of houseless people is an essential component of ending houselessness in our communities.
(Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive)