Tag Archives: homelessness

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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First Read: Homeless Bill of Rights, Job Training for Homeless Vets, More

Rhode Island’s Homeless Bill of Rights Mother Jones has today’s first word on the civil rights of homeless people. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Law Center and the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, Governor Lincoln Chafee is … 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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A Painful Truth

Philadelphia; Denver; Ashland, OR. What do these cities have in common? They are all addressing homelessness and poverty by making it a crime. And in Sunday’s edition of the USA Today, we shared a painful truth: they’re not alone. Across … 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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New Report Shows Denial of Social Security Benefits Perpetuates Homelessness

Today, the Law Center released Improving Access, a new report on how bureaucratic barriers are preventing thousands of homeless Americans from accessing Social Security disability benefits that could help them get off the street. Social Security benefits, including Supplemental Security … Continue reading

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Law Center Launches “All-In to End Homelessness” Campaign

On Thursday, April 12, the Law Center kicked off its “All-In to End Homelessness” campaign, in partnership with American University’s School of Communication. The campaign includes a solidarity drive, asking people to pledge to go “all-in” to end homelessness.  We … Continue reading

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Time to Finish the Job

When I first came to Washington DC to organize a campaign for a federal response to homelessness, I never dreamt that, decades later, I’d still be fighting to end homelessness. In 1986, when I started going to Capitol Hill to … Continue reading

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Go “All-In to End Homelessness” This Thursday!!

Join Us at American University in Washington, D.C. In partnership with American University, the Law Center will be sponsoring a rally this Thursday, from 12 – 4 pm, where you can make the Pledge to go “All-In to End Homelessness.” … Continue reading

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Invisible People Catches Up with Maria Foscarinis

Mark Horvath from Invisible People recently caught up with our founder and executive director, Maria Foscarinis.  They discussed how she left behind the life of an attorney at a big-time law firm to become a leading advocate for homeless persons, … Continue reading

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