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Reforming Housing and Criminal Justice Policies to End Homelessness

Each year, millions of individuals, families, and youth experience homelessness. A critical lack of affordable housing is the driving cause, and even emergency shelter space is in short supply, leaving many with no choice but to live in public places. … Continue reading

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Shifting the Focus From Criminalization to Housing

What would happen if we started focusing on housing those experiencing homelessness instead of criminalizing the individuals? Maria Foscarinis of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty examines the moral and financial cost of the criminalization of people who … Continue reading

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2016 LEAP Breakfast

On June 16th, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty held its LEAP (Lawyers Executive Advisory Partners) Breakfast at the Bank of America in Washington D.C. The LEAP Program includes attorneys from corporate legal departments and law firms who … Continue reading

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Maria Foscarinis Defends Title V Before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Maria Foscarinis, Executive Director of the Law Center, testified before The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. The hearing, titled “Saving Taxpayer Dollars in Federal Real Estate: Reducing … Continue reading

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U.S. Report to the Human Rights Council Under-Represents the Violations of the Human Right to Housing

Last Friday, the U.S. government released its report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, downplaying the state of housing and homelessness concerns in the U.S. The report was prepared as part of the U.S. government’s obligations for its second Universal … Continue reading

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The Law Center’s 2014 Accomplishments and an Overview of Homelessness in America

This past year was an incredible one for the Law Center thanks to our many advocates and supporters. We saw many accomplishments and raised an unprecedented amount of awareness on the issue of homelessness. See a synopsis of our 2014 … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Asked to Review Wisconsin Voter ID Case

On January 7, 2015, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (Law Center) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review last fall’s 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Frank v. Walker, our challenge to the Wisconsin voter ID statute. In … Continue reading

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Funding Allocation Made To National Housing Trust Fund

After more than a decade of work by the Law Center and other advocates seeking to generate more federal funding for affordable housing development, the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) became law in 2008.  The funding source for the NHTF … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar – No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities

Which US cities have the worst policies that criminalize homelessness? How have criminalization laws changed in the past few years? What are some constructive solutions that communities can use to deal with homelessness? Join the National Law Center on Homelessness … Continue reading

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Helping Improve U.S Housing Through International Standard Setting

The economic and foreclosure crises have severely limited the availability of shelter and adequate housing in the United State and as a result, have exacerbated our nation’s homelessness crisis. Many individuals and families are forced to create their own shelters … Continue reading

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