2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness is Released The District of Columbia, Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California top list in third annual rankings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 firstname.lastname@example.org (February 23, 2021, Washington, DC) – The National Homelessness Law Center (the Law Center) and True Colors United are excited to announce the release of the 2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness. This is the third consecutive year that these two organizations have come together to evaluate all 50 states and the District of Columbia on [...]
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Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 email@example.com Parties reach historic agreement that prevents people experiencing homelessness from being cited or arrested for sleeping outdoors when no shelter is available (February 8, 2021, Boise, Idaho) – Today, lawyers representing homeless plaintiffs and the City of Boise announced a settlement in Martin v. Boise, ending over 12 years of litigation. This settlement embodies important steps towards protecting the rights of unsheltered residents in Boise—and towards real solutions to end [...]
Joint Statement on Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: National Homelessness Law Center Karianna Barr, Director of Development & Communications, 202-638-2535 ext. 118 firstname.lastname@example.org Idaho Legal Aid Services Howard Belodoff, Associate Director, 208-807-2323, email@example.com Latham & Watkins LLP Jessica Allen, Communications Manager — Public Service & Sustainability, 212-906-2983, firstname.lastname@example.org Parties reach historic agreement that prevents people experiencing homelessness from being cited or arrested for sleeping outdoors when no shelter is available (February 8, 2021, Boise, Idaho) – Today, lawyers for members of Boise’s homeless [...]
National Homelessness Law Center Names Antonia Fasanelli as New Executive Director Antonia Fasanelli will succeed Maria Foscarinis as Executive Director on April 1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 email@example.com (February 4, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – Last summer, the National Homelessness Law Center (the Law Center) launched a national search for their next Executive Director, and is pleased to announce that long-time friend of the organization and homeless and housing rights advocate Antonia Fasanelli has been named. Antonia comes to the Law Center [...]
Settlement Reached With City Of Montgomery In Lawsuit Challenging Criminalization Of People Asking For AssistanceKarianna Barr2020-12-04T16:11:32-05:00
Settlement Reached with City Of Montgomery in Lawsuit Challenging Criminalization of People Asking for Assistance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 firstname.lastname@example.org City Will No Longer Fine, Jail People for Panhandling (November 24, 2020, MONTGOMERY, AL) – In a settlement announced today, the city of Montgomery has agreed that it will immediately stop arresting or ticketing people who panhandle. The settlement serves as a resolution to a lawsuit filed in February by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), ACLU of Alabama, and the National Homelessness Law [...]
Practical Tips for Avoiding Or Reducing The Risks Of The Training Executive Order (EO 13950) - 2020 On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13950 on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (“EO 13950”). The Law Center believes that this action is unconstitutional, and legal challenges are already underway. In the meantime, we offer these practical tips for housing and homelessness prevention organizations who receive federal funding and may be affected by the order. View the full guidance here.
National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report 10 national organizations, representing advocates and leaders in national efforts to end homelessness, released the following statement: Today, the Trump administration’s United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a document that purports to lay out a plan to address homelessness. This is a plan in name only. It does not contain the interventions proven to reduce and end homelessness, which have been embraced by administrations on both sides of the aisle. The vast majority of what has been proposed cannot be implemented by the agency. The document [...]
Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Homelessness Law Center Karianna Barr, Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 ext. 118 email@example.com Southern Legal Counsel Nancy Kinnally, Media Relations Consultant (407) 375-2264 firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. District Court declares Statutes prohibiting unpermitted charitable solicitation on Florida roadways unconstitutional under the First Amendment and issues permanent injunction (October 15, 2020, Jacksonville, FL) – In a major First Amendment victory, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has declared Florida Statutes 316.2045 and 337.406—which prohibit the solicitation of charitable contributions on [...]
2020 Know-Your-Rights Toolkit for Unaccompanied Youth & Families Who Lack Stable Housing Homelessness is traumatic, especially for children, who lose their neighborhood, friendships, routines, and even school. And during COVID-19, homelessness can have even more dire consequences for families. But the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act protects youth’s right to stay in their school. The Law Center has updated our toolkits for families experiencing homelessness— including those doubled up with others after losing their own housing—that address the education rights of their children, which are protected under federal law. View the full report here. [...]
Submission to HUD on the proposed amendment to the Equal Access Rule - 2020 The Law Center submitted a comment to HUD on their proposed rule entitled “Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Community Planning and Development Housing Programs.” The Law Center believes the proposed rule directly conflicts with the McKinney-Vento Act as it would severely harm many students, especially LGBTQ+ youth, whose educational stability and success rely on safe shelter conforming with their gender. View the full comment here.