Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Reason for this All

This past summer I served as a human rights fellow at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. The policy work I engaged in there will help spur change for countless Americans, but my interactions with a man named … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 13th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards!

Each year, the Law Center recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals and organizations to the movement to end homelessness at its 13th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards. This year’s event will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in … Continue reading

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Catch a Ride to Your Future

Today’s guest post comes to us from Laurene Heybach, director of the Law Project at Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Each year the start of school brings smiles and excitement throughout our town. Kids love getting the new supplies and … Continue reading

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Making Food Stamps More Useful

Recently, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty has joined a number of local and national groups to advocate for the expansion of the Restaurant Meals Program – a long-standing federal program that gives homeless, elderly, and disabled poor … Continue reading

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