Monthly Archives: April 2013

Inside the Courtroom with our Pro Bono Partners: Akin Gump and Law Center Win Protection of Food Sharing Rights in Dallas

At the end of March, a federal court delivered a victory to the Law Center and its pro bono partner and LEAP member, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, when it ruled that the City of Dallas may not … Continue reading

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2013 Symposium on the Human Right to Housing

Last week, a capacity crowd of some 130 lawyers, academics and grassroots activists gathered to spend a day discussing the human right to housing, and strategies to build a legal foundation for that right here in the US. Co-sponsored by NLCHP, the Human Rights Institute … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act: What Real Estate Professionals Must Know When Tenants Live in Foreclosed Property

Rental property foreclosures remain a national epidemic, affecting millions of people across the country including three million children. Renters are often kept in the dark about the foreclosure status of their homes, and they may not learn that their housing … Continue reading

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The Dirty Divide in Downtown Los Angeles: A Call for Public Health Equity and Human Rights in Skid Row

As a new father, I’m dealing with a lot of crap on a daily basis, literally. When I go out, I always have to think about bringing along a diaper bag, just in case our daughter decides it’s time to … Continue reading

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Criminalization of homelessness – local impact, global issue

As the economic crisis continues at the bottom end of the income spectrum, the past week has brought two victories worth noting, from the most humble of tent encampments to the marble halls of the U.N.’s Palais Wilson in Geneva. … Continue reading

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