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23 02, 2021

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness is Released

2021-02-23T10:09:16-05:00

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 kbarr@nlchp.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 [...]

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness is Released2021-02-23T10:09:16-05:00
8 02, 2021

Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case

2021-02-08T16:50:39-05:00

Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 kbarr@nlchp.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 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 [...]

Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case2021-02-08T16:50:39-05:00
8 02, 2021

Joint Statement on Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case

2021-02-08T15:08:04-05:00

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 kbarr@nlchp.org Idaho Legal Aid Services Howard Belodoff, Associate Director, 208-807-2323, howardbelodoff@idaholegalaid.org Latham & Watkins LLP Jessica Allen, Communications Manager — Public Service & Sustainability, 212-906-2983, jessica.allen@lw.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 for members of Boise’s homeless [...]

Joint Statement on Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case2021-02-08T15:08:04-05:00
4 02, 2021

National Homelessness Law Center Names Antonia Fasanelli as New Executive Director

2021-02-08T13:54:31-05:00

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 kbarr@nlchp.org (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 [...]

National Homelessness Law Center Names Antonia Fasanelli as New Executive Director2021-02-08T13:54:31-05:00
4 12, 2020

Settlement Reached With City Of Montgomery In Lawsuit Challenging Criminalization Of People Asking For Assistance

2020-12-04T16:11:32-05:00

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 kbarr@nlchp.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 [...]

Settlement Reached With City Of Montgomery In Lawsuit Challenging Criminalization Of People Asking For Assistance2020-12-04T16:11:32-05:00
10 11, 2020

Practical Tips for Avoiding Or Reducing The Risks Of The Training Executive Order (EO 13950)

2020-11-10T20:13:56-05:00

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.

Practical Tips for Avoiding Or Reducing The Risks Of The Training Executive Order (EO 13950)2020-11-10T20:13:56-05:00
19 10, 2020

National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report

2020-10-19T15:31:41-05:00

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 [...]

National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report2020-10-19T15:31:41-05:00
15 10, 2020

Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional

2020-10-15T10:52:08-05:00

Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Homelessness Law Center Karianna Barr, Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 ext. 118  kbarr@nlchp.org Southern Legal Counsel Nancy Kinnally, Media Relations Consultant (407) 375-2264 nancy@therelatablegroup.com 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 [...]

Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional2020-10-15T10:52:08-05:00
2 10, 2020

Know-Your-Rights Toolkit for Unaccompanied Youth & Families Who Lack Stable Housing

2020-10-02T13:48:43-05:00

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. [...]

Know-Your-Rights Toolkit for Unaccompanied Youth & Families Who Lack Stable Housing2020-10-02T13:48:43-05:00
23 09, 2020

Submission to HUD on the proposed amendment to the Equal Access Rule

2020-09-23T10:45:19-05:00

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.

Submission to HUD on the proposed amendment to the Equal Access Rule2020-09-23T10:45:19-05:00
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