louisville homeless get a voice with louisville d-4 rep jecorey arthur


Via LeoWeekly:

Council member Jecorey Arthur filed two new ordinances on Monday to increase protections for people who are houseless in Louisville.

The first would fold people who are houseless into the city’s bias-related crime statutes, increasing penalties for those who commit crimes against them.

The second would amend the city’s Homeless Protection Ordinance, so that the city must conduct a risk assessment of a homeless camp before clearing it. The city already started using a risk assessment tool in July, but Arthur’s ordinance would codify it. Read more


A member of Louisville Metro Council says his new ordinance would provide better oversight of when and how homeless camps are cleared by city officials.

Councilman Jecorey Arthur, D-4, wants to guarantee that city officials perform fact-based assessments before any camp is cleared and persons who are homeless are displaced. Read more