March 26, 2023

Oregon Right To rest Act HB 3501

Poor and unhoused people are most often prosecuted for “crimes of survival,” like sitting, lying down, or sleeping in public space. As people accrue charges, it becomes virtually impossible for them to access essential resources. Criminalization directly blocks pathways to stability and further endangers the physical and mental health of our most vulnerable community members. […]

A National Call for Moral Revival

Neither poverty nor prison should be a death sentence. “People are dying over misdemeanors. A lot of these laws are made against the poor people in West Virginia.” – Pam Garrison, Tri-Chair of West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign 13 people have died in the Southern Regional Jail in Beckley, West Virginia, in the last year. The […]

ACCESS Housing Program

ACCESS and the Housing Authority of Jackson County will be placing wildfire survivors in the newly rebuilt Royal Oaks Mobil Manor. If you lost a home in the 2020 wildfires and income qualify, you can apply. Homes will be completed as early as June 2023. Pre-applications will be accepted from February 20th-24th. The pre-application will […]