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UPCOMING: 25th Anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act

Dear Friends, On behalf of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, please accept our invitation to recognize with us the 25th Anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as we consider “The State of Homelessness and Poverty in … Continue reading

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Equity, Prosperity, and the American Identity

“People need to live somewhere, and in the absence of other shelter, that will be in public,” said Maria Foscarinis, speaking Monday on a panel discussing the inequities of access to housing and urban poverty. The founder and executive director … Continue reading

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The Full Scope of Homelessness

Disability benefits. Domestic violence.  Tent cities.  Homelessness cuts across many different issues, and these are just a few of them, taken from the topics addressed in this month’s In Just Times. As I wrote about in my recent Huffington Post … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

As the early spring’s plantings start to blossom in my yard, I’ve also been appreciating that the seeds for the human right to housing, some planted years ago, have also started to bloom. In early April, the U.S. Interagency Council … Continue reading

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Parades and Ribbons Are Not Enough

One of the Law Center’s central tenets is to address not only the consequences of homelessness but also its underlying causes. Like many advocates, we proceed from the understanding that housing insecurity doesn’t arise in a vacuum but, rather, stems … Continue reading

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Holy Allies in the Fight for the Human Right to Housing

Earlier this week, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (the Conference) sent a letter to the House of Representatives expressing their opposition to H.R. 2441, a bill which would eliminate the National Housing Trust Fund, which funds affordable housing programs. … Continue reading

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What Could You Do With $400 Million?

In a recent series of cover stories, the Washington Post reported that over $400 million in federal HUD HOME funds meant to help local communities build affordable housing for low-income people has gone missing.  This is a terrible thing.  It’s … Continue reading

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National Forum on the Human Right to Housing

The National Forum on the Human Right to Housing, to be held June 7-8 at the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C., couldn’t come at a better time. There’s an obvious disconnect between Washington rhetoric and the American story.  As … Continue reading

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A Spirit of Revolution

For the past month, a spirit of revolution has gained force both abroad and at home.  Days after mounting popular protests culminated in the disintegration of authoritarian rule in the Middle East, a parallel uprising has emerged on our own … Continue reading

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Have a Heart, Save Our Homes

It will be a bitter-sweet Valentine’s Day for many across the country who have already lost their homes due to the foreclosure and economic crises, but should the budget proposals put forth by the House come to pass, things will … Continue reading

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