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​Ferguson, Brooklyn, and the Criminalization of Poverty    

Criminalization of Homelessness in the U.S. Criticized by United Nations   

States Classify Attacks Against Homeless As 'Hate Crimes' To Curb Rising Violence

U.S. Has "Much Left To Do" On Racism: Segregation Worse Now Than In 70s 

Trying To Live, Trying To Learn  

Crafting Innovative Anti-discrimination Policies Using Human Rights 

No Safe Place: How Cities Are Making It Illegal To Be Homeless
Talk Poverty, August 11, 2014

Homelessness Now A Crime In Cities Throughout the U.S. 

Ms. Green's 5-Year-Old Son
 
In June, 2013, Ms. Green called the Law Center for help. Green had been unemployed since 2010 and had since depleted her savings and 40lk, and was saddled with student loan debt. Subsequently, Green and her 5-year-old son had to move in with her mother. When she tried to enroll her son at a neighborhood school, which offered the speech therapy he needed, the school denied her request because she could not provide proof of residency. The Law Center intervened and advocated on behalf of her son under the McKinney-Vento Act. Within a week, we're happy to report that he was enrolled in kindergarten and his special education needs were met!  

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  Great Win for Survivors of Domestic Violence 

It is reported that domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness among women. One ordinance in Norristown, PA encouraged landlords to evict tenants if the tenant has called for police assistance three or more times in a four month period, forcing those experiencing domestic violence onto the street. As a result of one recent lawsuit, the city voted to repeal the ordinance. 

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