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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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It’s Been an Honor and a Privilege

Three months ago I began my incredible journey as the human rights fellow at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP).  As a partner organization of Northeastern School of Law’s (NUSL) Program on Human Rights and the Global … Continue reading

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Personal Essay by a Homeless Young Mother

Greetings  readers! Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tanea Ezell. I am a young adult mother to an exquisite 21 month old toddler boy. This wonderful opportunity to write a blog post was presented to me at … Continue reading

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Life Without a Living Wage: “Two American Families”

      In the latest installation of social commentary from journalist Bill Moyers, PBS Frontline traces two American families – the Stanleys of Central City and the Neumanns of Milwaukee, Wisconsin – over twenty-two years and varying degrees of poverty.  The … Continue reading

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From the Small Screen to the Hill: Real Americans Testifying on the Fragile State of the American Dream

Diedre Melson, John Cox and Pamela Thatcher. Photo credit: Don Mathis Hard work is no longer enough to sustain the American Dream for Diedre Melson, John Cox and Pamela Thatcher. Subjects of the HBO documentary film “American Winter,” all three … 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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Annual Homeless Count Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story

At the end of January, public officials and volunteers in communities across the county fanned out, over the course of night, to count the number of homeless persons staying outdoors or in other locations not fit for human habitation (including … Continue reading

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PIT Count 2013 – Experience, Thoughts and Reflections

Our team began our count around midnight. The weather was warm for a winter night, but rainy – and on the heels of several very cold days. There were approximately 10 of us – an outreach worker and ten volunteers. … Continue reading

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Federal Court Victory for Homeless Advocates Seeking Unused Federal Property

After years of legal advocacy by the Law Center, a federal court has ruled that the U.S. government is not meeting its obligations under Title V of the McKinney-Vento Act.  Under Title V, the federal government is obligated to offer … Continue reading

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