12 02, 2019

As Shutdown Puts Families at Risk of Homelessness, Federal Law Protects Children’s School Rights

2019-04-11T15:54:53+00:00

As Shutdown Puts Families at Risk of Homelessness, Federal Law Protects Children’s School Rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cassidy Waskowicz Acting Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 cwaskowicz@nlchp.org (January 25, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Over 2.5 million children experience homelessness each year in the U.S., and advocates fear their ranks will increase due to the continuing government shutdown. As the 800,000 federal government employees currently furloughed or working without pay miss their second paycheck today, some will be unable to pay their rent or mortgage--putting them and their families at risk [...]

As Shutdown Puts Families at Risk of Homelessness, Federal Law Protects Children’s School Rights2019-04-11T15:54:53+00:00
10 10, 2018

Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign Demands Repeal of Panhandling Bans

2018-10-10T20:51:28+00:00

On August 28, the Law Center and partners of the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign launched a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling. Advocates in a dozen states are demanding more than 200 cities repeal panhandling bans and redirect resources to housing. Learn more here.

Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign Demands Repeal of Panhandling Bans2018-10-10T20:51:28+00:00
10 10, 2018

Victory in the 9th Circuit! 

2018-10-10T20:50:19+00:00

A federal court ruled that punishing people without access to shelter for sleeping in public is unconstitutional in the case of Martin v. Boise. The impact of this case is making waves across the nation. Read what Senior Attorney Eric Tars has to say about what this means for advocates and cities.

Victory in the 9th Circuit! 2018-10-10T20:50:19+00:00
10 10, 2018

Photos from the 2018 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing

2019-04-11T19:21:35+00:00

Over 150 advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., to attend the 2018 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing on June 27 hosted by Sidley Austin LLP. Photos are available on the Law Center's Facebook, and follow #Right2HousingForum on Twitter for updates.

Photos from the 2018 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing2019-04-11T19:21:35+00:00
10 10, 2018

Just Released: State Index on Youth Homelessness

2018-10-10T20:46:51+00:00

The Law Center and the True Colors Fund released the State Index on Youth Homelessness, a first-of-its-kind resource that evaluates all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. Read our press release, view the online interactive map, and read the full report. The state index received media coverage in the Associated Press, Variety Magazine, Billboard Magazine, and the Washington Post. Special thanks to the Raikes Foundation, Latham & Watkins LLP, The Carlyle Group, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and DLA Piper LLP for their contributions to the report. Click here to download and read the report.

Just Released: State Index on Youth Homelessness2018-10-10T20:46:51+00:00