Monthly Archives: July 2010

New Orleans, Another Year Later

Last time I was in New Orleans, about a year ago, I was part of an international human rights fact-finding mission, sent to assess continuing housing rights violations four years after Katrina.  What we saw shocked our conscience: homeless squatters … Continue reading

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David and Goliath Battles

Over the past few weeks, the close of the 2009 Supreme Court term and the confirmation hearings for nominee Elena Kagan have together prompted much analysis of the ideology and direction of the Roberts court, particularly with respect to the … Continue reading

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Wall Street Reform’s Impact on Housing

Yesterday, the Senate passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, sweeping legislation that covers a broad range of financial and housing policy issues. The House had already passed the same bill on June 29. President Obama is … Continue reading

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Anti-lodging Ordinance Rejected!

The Law Center applauds three County Commissioners from Charlotte County, Florida, for voting against a proposed anti-lodging ordinance yesterday that would have further marginalized the County’s homeless population.  The anti-lodging ordinance would have prohibited homeless persons from sleeping outside in … Continue reading

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Letter to the Mayor of St. Petersburg

The following is a letter from Board Member G.W. Rolle to St. Petersburg, Florida’s Mayor Bill Foster regarding the city’s recent ban on street solicitations and a letter reaching out to the city’s Homeless Leadership Network. To read the back … Continue reading

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Ending Homelessness Through Pro Bono Work

On Tuesday afternoon, lawyers from firms across Washington, DC gathered at Sidley Austin LLP for “Ending Homelessness through Pro Bono Work,” hosted by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. The event began with a panel discussion featuring partners … Continue reading

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A Place at the Table

Most days, when it isn’t sweltering hot, my co-workers and I head to the park near the Law Center to enjoy lunch together.  We spread out our blanket and trade snacks and stories without giving a thought to the privilege … Continue reading

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