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We Are Alive

Editor’s Note: This is the final part of a series, following The Drifting Dark. “It’s about the only thing I got.  ’Cause I’ve sinned, man.  Damn, have I sinned.  And been sinned against.” It’s been a year since I last … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Millions of Renters at Risk of Eviction and Homelessness

When the foreclosure crisis began in 2008, the national spotlight was on homeowners.  But research shows that 40 percent of families facing eviction due to foreclosures are renters.  And over the last three years, the total numbers of renters affected … Continue reading

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Homelessness & Human Rights Day

December 10 is Human Rights Day, a global day of recognition of the basic rights that are fundamental to all human beings.  At the Law Center, we’re taking the opportunity to update our report card on U.S. compliance with the … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence a Leading Cause of Homelessness for Women and Youth

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and it’s an important occasion for anyone concerned about homelessness.  As we note below, domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness—for women, in particular, as well as unaccompanied youth.  For many, the only … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Denver Reminds Us Laws Have Human Consequences

No matter how much you guard against it, there’s a part of you that gets used to human suffering. I smiled tiredly, slipping a dollar in his cup and letting my mind wander.  I was already turning away when he … Continue reading

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