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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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Veterans Day a Reminder That There’s More to Be Done

On this Veterans Day, I thought I’d write about why I think ending homelessness for veterans is so important, and really is achievable.  I am not a veteran.  I don’t have any family members who were veterans.  And most of … 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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The Injustice of Veteran Homelessness

I have a friend, Al, who served in the U.S. military for several years. This was decades ago, but he can often be seen wearing a VFW jacket or a ball cap commemorating one of the wars in which he … Continue reading

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