July, 2020 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— Each month as rent comes due, more and more Americans can’t pay it: the pandemic coupled with the resulting economic crisis means choosing between paying rent and putting food on the table. A recent estimate projects a 40-45% increase in homelessness this summer alone. My fear is that the impact will be much worse. Before the pandemic, there was already a decades old affordable housing crisis in this country. Some 10 million Americans were doubled or tripled up with friends or relatives—due [...]
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June, 2020 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— I hope you are finding strength during this challenging time. Earlier this month, I released a public statement on behalf of the Law Center condemning the recent brutal killings George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery—and of so many others before them. As we said then, as an organization committed to using the power of the law to end homelessness in America, the Law Center has a special responsibility to also call out and fight the structural racism that led to their killings. This [...]