Monthly Archives: May 2013

Homelessness and LGBT Youth

A new article by the Center for American Progress highlights three threats to the health and wellness of LGBT young people. Bullying, family rejection and homelessness are named as preventable injustices faced by LGBT young people. “Homelessness disrupts the lives and development of these … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Home

In January, I keynoted a conference on unaccompanied homeless youth in Houston, hosted by One Voice Texas. I shared advice and best practices from our updated guidebook on laws affecting unaccompanied youth, Alone Without A Home, to help a local coalition that … Continue reading

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Law Center Partners with ABA To Support Human Rights and Protect Disaster Victims

Law Center staff are working with the American Bar Association’s Commission on Homelessness & Poverty on two exciting projects – drafting an ABA policy resolution in support of the implementation of the human right to housing and disseminating important information about post-disaster … Continue reading

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Jeremy Rosen Featured on ‘Melissa Harris-Perry Show’

On Sunday, May 12, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show dedicated both hours of the program to exploring whether poverty in America can be solved. The Tulane professor of political science and political commentator asks, ‘What are our nation’s creative, humane, enduring solutions to … Continue reading

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Criminalization of Begging Continues, But Recent Case Law Supports Constitutional Objections

With the economic crisis driving severe increases in street homelessness in recent years, cities across the country have enacted laws restricting begging.  Designed to drive homeless and poor persons out of public spaces, especially downtown and tourist areas, these laws … Continue reading

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Joint Positions Are a Reason for Hope

A congressional briefing held May 22, Homelessness in America: Experiences and Solutions, attracted an overflow crowd of Hill staffers and advocates. For me, it was a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy landscape in Washington, DC. I was inspired by … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Homeless Youth in Philadelphia

Guest Post by Joe Willard, Vice President of Policy and Staci Perlman, Visiting Scholar of People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia Our latest report, Homeless Youth in Philadelphia shows findings from a survey — Youth Risk Behavior Survey — taken by youth who … Continue reading

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