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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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2012 Pro Bono Successes

Dear Friends, The numbers are now in, and I’m happy to announce that donated legal services NLCHP topped $6 million in 2012, a record breaking contribution to our work to prevent and end homelessness. Each year, more than 3.5 million … Continue reading

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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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