Monthly Archives: December 2010

My New Year’s Resolution: More at Home

Last week, I spent the holidays in Kansas with my family. We spent a lot of time in the house: playing with the dogs, making dinner, challenging one another in board game matches, unwrapping gifts. As poet Margaret Elizabeth Sangster … Continue reading

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Journey to Alaska? You Betcha!

I recently had the privilege of taking what might be the longest domestic trip ever undertaken by a Law Center staff member – a pilgrimage to Anchorage, Alaska to participate in the annual conference of the Alaska Coalition on Housing … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter!

“Just remember this, Mr. Potter – that this rabble you’re talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community,” George Bailey said.  “Well, is it too much to have them work and … Continue reading

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Holiday Frustrations

As I sit in our warm and comfortable office this holiday season, I don’t feel like celebrating. I’m angry and frustrated – frustrated that in a time where people are struggling, our government seems to be looking at how it … Continue reading

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Not a “Glee”ful Holiday for Many Students

Last night on the Christmas edition of the television show, “Glee,” the Glee Club decided to go caroling to raise money for presents for homeless students who participate in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program.  The episode revolves around the conflict … Continue reading

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Goodbyes and Lessons Learned

Each semester, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is privileged to have a number of outstanding interns who dedicate their time and energy to help end homelessness in America. This semester, we extend a HUGE thank you to … Continue reading

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The Truth About Panhandling

In today’s Washington Post, executive director Maria Foscarinis weighed in on an important discussion about panhandling, saying: “Each individual begging for change has his or her own story. Not all are virtuous, not all are truthful. Neither are many people. … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Ann Luby: In Memoriam

All of us at the Law Center were shocked and saddened to learn yesterday that Sister Mary Ann Luby had died suddenly, less than two weeks after receiving a cancer diagnosis. The suddenness was not the only reason for our … Continue reading

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