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Voter ID Laws Seek to Prevent Fraud That Doesn’t Exist, Could Disenfranchise Millions

As election season heats up, voter ID laws are in the news. This month’s issue of In Just Times raises important concerns about their impact on marginalized groups, and shows how this is part of a broader trend towards increasing … Continue reading

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New Report: 1.6 Million Homeless Youth Alone and At Risk on the Streets

A new report released today by the Law Center and the National Network for Youth reveals a disturbing truth: 1.6 million youth experience homelessness without a parent or guardian each year, facing numerous barriers to meeting basic needs. I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Americans’ Voting Rights are Under Attack

Help the Law Center protect the right to vote! Voting rights are under attack in a way not seen in decades.  Right now, 44 states have current or pending voter ID laws that will make it difficult — or even … Continue reading

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Law Center to Honor Emmy® Award-winning Food Network Star Sandra Lee

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is proud to announce that it will honor Sandra Lee—multi-Emmy® Award-winning star of Food Network’s Semi-Homemade—for her work on homelessness at the 14th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards on November 15. Lee is a … Continue reading

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Law Center Hosts Event Marking 25th Anniversary of McKinney-Vento

Twenty-five years ago—on July 22, 1987—Congress passed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This landmark legislation provides federal funding for shelters and other services for people who are homeless. It also offered educational protections for children whose families do not have a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling Will Impact Homeless Americans

In a 5-4 ruling on June 28th, the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional—with one key exception: states must be allowed to decide whether to opt into the Act’s Medicaid expansion. Traditionally, Medicaid has been … Continue reading

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DLA Piper Honored for Work to Protect Homeless Children’s Rights

On June 6th, DLA Piper received the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Beacon of Justice Award for its role in Project LEARN, a pilot program of the Law Center. Project LEARN (Lawyers Education Access Resource Network) is a cutting-edge … Continue reading

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Law Center Welcomes Georgia Kazakis to Board of Directors

The Law Center is excited to announce the newest member of its board of directors, Georgia Kazakis. Ms. Kazakis is a partner at Covington and Burling, were she works primarily on insurance coverage disputes. She is also currently a managing … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes Against Homeless Should Be Tracked

It’s been roughly a month since Rudy Eugene viciously attacked Ronald Poppo, a Miami homeless man—ripping off half of Poppo’s face. When the police arrived, Poppo was without a forehead, nose, and mouth.  A witness described his face as a … Continue reading

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Number of Homeless Students Enrolled in Schools Exceeds One Million

  The official number of homeless students enrolled in public school has surpassed one million for the first time, the Department of Education reported yesterday. It counted 1,065,794 homeless students who were enrolled in U.S. preschools and K-12 schools in the … Continue reading

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