Monthly Archives: June 2011

Homeless Children & Youth: An Education

In Connecticut, the number of homeless students has risen 35 percent since the recession began, often forcing children from location to location with great frequency. But because of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act’s education provisions, students such as homeless 13-year-old Alvarez Tutein can remain at the same school through their housing upheaval. Alvarez receives transportation from Bristol to his school in New Britain, and that academic stability gives him a rare constant in an otherwise volatile world.

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Pride and Prejudice: LGBT Youth

As national LGBT Pride Month draws to a close, advocates for gay and lesbian individuals have unprecedented cause for hope and celebration.  In 2011 alone, a remarkable succession of legal and legislative victories has already promised to reshape the civil … Continue reading

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National Conference on Ending Homelessness

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is pleased to serve as a conference partner for the 2011 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. The following guest post comes to us from Catherine An, communications and media relations specialist at … Continue reading

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5 Years of Progress and Pain

My first day at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty was 5 years ago last Sunday. At that point, in the middle of 2006, our housing market was being celebrated as a boom, making huge profits for some, … Continue reading

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Arrested for Feeding Homeless People

On June 1, three members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested for sharing food with hungry people in a park in downtown Orlando.  Such news is almost incomprehensible.  People arrested for helping out people in need. Unfortunately, as shocking … Continue reading

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