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Criminalization of Homelessness Has Serious Human Rights Implications

In partnership with the Yale Law School Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic and UC Irvine Human Rights Clinic, the Law Center has submitted a report  to the UN Human Rights Committee as it prepares for its review of U.S. compliance with the International Covenant … Continue reading

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Show Your Support for the National Housing Trust Fund

The Law Center firmly believes we all have a human right to safe, affordable housing—a position the U.S. government has supported through international treaties, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Hurricane

Months after Hurricane Sandy struck, families across the Northeast are still struggling to rebuild their lives.  When news of the storm first broke, my mind was fixed on an immediate family member in Manhattan. I watched from the West Coast … Continue reading

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First Read: Senate Cuts $4.5B from SNAP, Administration Sued for Information About Homeless Program, More

Administration Sued for Information About Homeless Program The Washington Post has coverage of the Law Center’s suit against the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) over not disclosing a complete list of federal properties that could be used to … Continue reading

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More Media Attention

Check out the most recent Huffington Post article about the homeless crisis in Sacramento. Read it now. While the Law Center isn’t cited, this article still provides a great review of the situation in Sacramento and what is currently going … Continue reading

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Golden voice(s)

Everyone’s talking about Ted Williams these days. My twitter feed is abuzz with congratulations for him, YouTube is counting hits of his video clips in the millions, and most of the news sites I frequent have something to say about … Continue reading

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Goodbyes and Lessons Learned

Each semester, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is privileged to have a number of outstanding interns who dedicate their time and energy to help end homelessness in America. This semester, we extend a HUGE thank you to … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Ann Luby: In Memoriam

All of us at the Law Center were shocked and saddened to learn yesterday that Sister Mary Ann Luby had died suddenly, less than two weeks after receiving a cancer diagnosis. The suddenness was not the only reason for our … Continue reading

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HUD Secretary Donovan to Speak Tomorrow Night

With the McKinney-Vento Awards coming up tomorrow night, this is the final post in a series on our honorees and distinguished guests. Shaun Donovan became the 15th United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development on January 26, 2009. Believing … Continue reading

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The Path to Advocacy

In the run-up to next Thursday’s McKinney-Vento Awards, we’ll be featuring a series of posts on our honorees and distinguished guests.  Make sure you keep checking back! When you’re young, you have a pretty good idea of where you want … Continue reading

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