Category Archives: Housing

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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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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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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Strength In Numbers: State Laws Increasing VAWA Protections

On Thursday, March 7, President Barack Obama signed into law the renewed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The new legislation will grant $659 million to support VAWA programs during a five year period. The legislation would also provide new protections … Continue reading

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We Are Alive

Editor’s Note: This is the final part of a series, following The Drifting Dark. “It’s about the only thing I got.  ’Cause I’ve sinned, man.  Damn, have I sinned.  And been sinned against.” It’s been a year since I last … Continue reading

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Housing is a Right

One of Robert  Frost’s poems includes this exchange, part of a winter conversation between a farmer and his wife: “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.” “I should have called … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead: Preventing and Ending Homelessness in 2013

Happy 2013!  As we start the new year at the Law Center, we reflect first on last year.  We saw gains in our work on the human right to housing, including the rights of tenants in foreclosure; on fighting the … Continue reading

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