Today, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a report showing that, for many low-income renters, the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act is all that stands between housing and homelessness. But if Congress fails to act, that law will expire at the end of 2014.
Two federal agencies released a groundbreaking report today condemning the criminalization of homelessness, a growing trend in cities across the country designed to “minimize the visibility of homeless people.”
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is deeply disappointed by the passage of HR 1734 in the House of Representatives today. If signed into law, this bill would seriously undermine Title V of the McKinney-Vento Act, a highly effective federal program that serves 2.4 million homeless people each year.
In an unprecedented letter to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the United Nations has delivered a clear message: by not providing sanitation and safe drinking water, the city is violating the human rights of homeless persons.