Helena Independent Record: Montana cities watch U.S. Supreme Court case on homelessness encampments

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that it is unconstitutional to penalize people with civil citations for sleeping outside when there are an inadequate number of shelter beds available, the Independent Record recently reported on the ways in which this SCOTUS decision could have impact on every city and town in Montana.  

Quoted by the IR, MLSA Housing attorney Amy Hall weighed in on the case’s impact:  

“I just hope that no matter what happens with the U.S. Supreme Court decision that we as Montanans will be compassionate to our neighbors who don’t have a place to sleep at night. The well being of our communities depends on [it].”