Monthly Archives: March 2010

Painting Over the Leak

The following is a guest post from Paul Boden, executive director at Western Regional Advocacy Project in San Francisco: People are nervous these days. Unemployment is at the highest level since the depression, foreclosure rates continue to rise despite massive … Continue reading

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Help Out! Help Out! Help Out!

As policy director here at the Law Center, my work tends toward the macro level: big-picture homelessness programs and funding. Since the economic crisis gripped the nation, Congress and the Administration have paid increased attention to the people who find … Continue reading

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Tying Up Loose Ends

One of the first cases I brought as the newly-minted Children & Youth Staff Attorney back in 2008 involved a child staying at a day shelter in Carlynton, a suburb of Pittsburgh, who was prevented from enrolling in the school … Continue reading

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Open House Party

One day, about four years ago, I found myself at a housewarming party for a man named Bill, who I barely knew. Bill’s apartment was sparsely furnished, and the only things in his fridge were Pepsi, milk, and some Hershey’s … Continue reading

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Hope, continued.

In an earlier post, Eric shared his rising hope that the idea that housing is a human right may be gaining some traction among key government officials. Today, I’m feeling it too. I just got back from hearing a keynote … Continue reading

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Waiting for Someone to Lead By Example

This morning the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Raquel Rolnik, presented her report on the U.S. to the UN Human Rights Council.  Douglas M. Griffiths, Deputy Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations … Continue reading

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One Small Step for the Right to Housing…

Friday marked another small step for activists in the long term movement to have a real dialogue about the human right to housing in the U.S.  Despite blizzard conditions, over 80 people came and participated at the New York City … Continue reading

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How You Can Shape the Federal Plan to End Homelessness

Last year, the Law Center was instrumental in helping to pass the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act. This major victory for homeless advocates everywhere requires, among other things, that the federal government submit a Federal … Continue reading

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For Your Reading Pleasure

Looks like we’re not the only ones blogging about housing rights and the UPR! Check out this New York Times blog posting.

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