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A Statement From the Law Center’s Founder & Executive Director Maria Foscarinis

Ben Carson’s Nomination for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Opportunities and Concerns The news on December 5th that Ben Carson has accepted Trump’s nomination for HUD Secretary is potentially cause for concern for the millions … Continue reading

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The Law Center Honors Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

On Thursday, October 6, 2016 Eric H. Holder, Jr. received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Lawyer’s Executive Advisory Partners’ Luncheon, hosted by the Law Center and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Eric Holder served as the 82nd Attorney General … Continue reading

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2016 McKinney-Vento Awards

 2016 Event Highlights The McKinney-Vento Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday September 22, 2016 at The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. We would like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors, presenters, performers, honorees, guests, staff … Continue reading

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To End Homelessness, We Need To End The Criminalization Of It

Across the country, cities are criminalizing homelessness, making it illegal for people to sit, sleep, and even eat in public places—despite the lack of affordable housing and other basic resources. Communities of color, mentally and physically disabled persons, and LGBT … Continue reading

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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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