Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Legacy of McKinney-Vento

This Sunday, July 22, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the first major federal legislation to address homelessness.  As I explained in my recent Huffington Post piece, it’s a bittersweet occasion. McKinney-Vento programs have helped millions … Continue reading

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Law Center Hosts Event Marking 25th Anniversary of McKinney-Vento

Twenty-five years ago—on July 22, 1987—Congress passed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This landmark legislation provides federal funding for shelters and other services for people who are homeless. It also offered educational protections for children whose families do not have a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling Will Impact Homeless Americans

In a 5-4 ruling on June 28th, the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional—with one key exception: states must be allowed to decide whether to opt into the Act’s Medicaid expansion. Traditionally, Medicaid has been … Continue reading

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DLA Piper Honored for Work to Protect Homeless Children’s Rights

On June 6th, DLA Piper received the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Beacon of Justice Award for its role in Project LEARN, a pilot program of the Law Center. Project LEARN (Lawyers Education Access Resource Network) is a cutting-edge … Continue reading

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Law Center Welcomes Georgia Kazakis to Board of Directors

The Law Center is excited to announce the newest member of its board of directors, Georgia Kazakis. Ms. Kazakis is a partner at Covington and Burling, were she works primarily on insurance coverage disputes. She is also currently a managing … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes Against Homeless Should Be Tracked

It’s been roughly a month since Rudy Eugene viciously attacked Ronald Poppo, a Miami homeless man—ripping off half of Poppo’s face. When the police arrived, Poppo was without a forehead, nose, and mouth.  A witness described his face as a … Continue reading

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