17 09, 2019

IJT – September 2019

2019-09-19T15:07:35+00:00

September 2019 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— “Homelessness is a disgrace.” As someone who has spent over three decades working to end homelessness in America, I couldn’t agree more with this recent statement from President Trump. But the ideas under consideration for addressing it, outlined in a new white paper from the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, are deeply concerning. Homelessness is a crisis, not just in California, where the President seems to be focusing his attention, but across the country. Steep increases in housing [...]

IJT – September 20192019-09-19T15:07:35+00:00
17 09, 2019

White House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions

2019-09-17T18:50:18+00:00

White House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr 202-638-2535, Ext. 118 kbarr@nlchp.org (September 17, 2019, Washington, DC)—On Monday evening, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a white paper that ignores and directly contradicts the evidence-based consensus of 19 of his own agencies.  Last year, those agencies published the Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, stating that housing, low barrier shelter, and decriminalization is the best way to end homelessness. “The President and I agree that homelessness is a disgrace to our [...]

White House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions2019-09-17T18:50:18+00:00
12 09, 2019

Trump Administration’s Plan to Crack Down on Homeless Encampments Raises Alarms

2019-09-17T18:50:19+00:00

Trump Administration’s Plan to Crack Down on Homeless Encampments Raises Alarms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crystal Letona Communications Associate 202-638-2535 x109 – cletona@nlchp.org (September 12, 2019, Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that President Trump ordered White House officials to “crack down” on homeless encampments in California. While the Law Center agrees that unsheltered homelessness is a crisis in California and across the country, we are concerned about the Administration’s plans to displace people without real attention to alternatives. “Simply razing encampments without ensuring adequate alternatives is [...]

Trump Administration’s Plan to Crack Down on Homeless Encampments Raises Alarms2019-09-17T18:50:19+00:00
11 09, 2019

IJT – August 2019

2019-09-11T17:18:45+00:00

August 2019 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— I’m writing as we’ve just said good-bye to our summer interns, and it’s an especially poignant moment. Our interns—both law and undergraduate did stellar work for us, and you can read about them here. And their energy, commitment and dedication to social justice are a source of inspiration to all of us and to me personally. Last month, we celebrated the Law Center’s 30 years of impact—making a difference in the lives of millions of people. The interns [...]

IJT – August 20192019-09-11T17:18:45+00:00
17 07, 2019

IJT – July 2019

2019-09-11T17:17:32+00:00

July 2019 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— This year we’re celebrating the Law Center’s 30th anniversary and I’m looking back as well as forward. In 1996, a UN conference in Istanbul, where I traveled along with a small group of other US advocates, made clear what much of the world already knew: housing is not only a basic human need, it is also a basic human right recognized by the law of nations. That was the start of the Law Center’s work to move forward [...]

IJT – July 20192019-09-11T17:17:32+00:00
1 07, 2019

IJT – June 2019

2019-07-01T15:51:31+00:00

June 2019 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— Earlier this month, at our annual National Forum on the Human Right to Housing, participants from around the country came together to share ideas, strategies, and inspiration to move forward our work for Housing Not Handcuffs. It was an amazing group of people. Participants included homeless and formerly homeless people whose lives have been directly affected by both criminalization and the lack of housing; police officers who stand with us in support of housing not handcuffs; lawyers and [...]

IJT – June 20192019-07-01T15:51:31+00:00
24 05, 2019

IJT – May 2019

2019-05-24T17:30:36+00:00

May 2019 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— Every year, the Law Center’s work benefits from thousands of hours of donated legal services from our pro bono partners. We just got the numbers for 2018, and I’m excited to share that last year alone, volunteers at law firms and corporate legal departments contributed over 7000 hours! Our pro bono partners worked with Law Center lawyers on a wide range of projects, including: A 50-state Index on Youth Homelessness that supports a campaign to reform state laws [...]

IJT – May 20192019-05-24T17:30:36+00:00
24 04, 2019

IJT – April 2019

2019-06-18T16:22:09+00:00

April 2019 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— Earlier this month, the Law Center and our partners won another big victory in our fight against the criminalization of homelessness. The federal court of appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected an effort to review our earlier outcome in Martin v. Boise, meaning that our landmark victory stands. This victory has the potential to transform local government responses to visible homelessness in cities across the country—if we mobilize to capitalize on it. The court ruling tells cities in [...]

IJT – April 20192019-06-18T16:22:09+00:00
11 04, 2019

Alone Without a Home 2019

2019-04-16T17:41:13+00:00

Alone Without a Home 2019 This report provides a state-by-state review of laws in 13 key issue areas that affect the lives of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. Topics include status offenses, emancipation statutes, health care access, consent and confidentiality statutes, and juvenile justice system statutes. It also offers an overview of the range of approaches taken by jurisdictions and the relative prevalence of these approaches and includes detailed indexes where advocates can find the relevant laws in their state or jurisdiction. Importantly, the report also provides recommendations for policy changes in each of the 13 [...]

Alone Without a Home 20192019-04-16T17:41:13+00:00
27 03, 2019

700,000 U.S. Minors are Alone and Without A Home: New Report Addresses Their Rights In Every State

2019-04-11T19:09:55+00:00

700,000 U.S. Minors are Alone and Without A Home: New Report Addresses Their Rights In Every State NN4Y Contact: Darla Bardine Executive Director Darla.bardine@nn4youth.org NLCHP Contact: Cassidy Waskowicz Acting Director of Development & Communications cwaskowicz@nlchp.org Legal Barriers Prevent Youth from Accessing Essentials like Shelter, Health Care, School (February 13, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – A new report by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and National Network for Youth discusses the state laws impacting an estimated 700,000 minors in the U.S. experiencing homelessness alone each year. These youth face high risks of assault, dropping out of school, food insecurity, [...]

700,000 U.S. Minors are Alone and Without A Home: New Report Addresses Their Rights In Every State2019-04-11T19:09:55+00:00