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2013 Symposium on the Human Right to Housing

Last week, a capacity crowd of some 130 lawyers, academics and grassroots activists gathered to spend a day discussing the human right to housing, and strategies to build a legal foundation for that right here in the US. Co-sponsored by NLCHP, the Human Rights Institute … Continue reading

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Looking Back: A Milestone Year for Homeless Advocacy

The year 2012 was an important milestone for the Law Center, as we marked the 25th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act—the first federal legislation to address homelessness—for which our founder and executive director was a primary advocate.  But while great … Continue reading

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The Compassion Deficit: Sidewalk Bans and Criminalizing America’s Homeless

Over the last few years, policymakers across the country have cracked down on homeless Americans, introducing measures that make life an even greater struggle for some of our most vulnerable citizens.  These include laws that prohibit sleeping or storing belongings … Continue reading

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