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14 03, 2019

LA Homeless Services Authority Adopts Progressive Policy for Unsheltered Homelessness

2019-03-14T14:13:24+00:00

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Adopts New Guiding Principles and Practices for Unsheltered Homelessness NLCHP Contact: Cassidy Waskowicz  Acting Director of Development & Communications cwaskowicz@nlchp.org 202-638-2535 ext 105 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 7, 2019, Los Angeles, CA) – On February 28, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) adopted new policy that calls for decriminalizing life-sustaining survival actions of the more than 40,000 Los Angelenos who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The policy, entitled Guiding Principles and Practices for Local Responses to Unsheltered Homelessness, outlines principles that affirm the civil rights of those experiencing homelessness. This guidance cites the Encampment Principles [...]

LA Homeless Services Authority Adopts Progressive Policy for Unsheltered Homelessness2019-03-14T14:13:24+00:00
13 02, 2019

Advocacy Groups Take Legal Action on Florida Panhandling Bans

2019-02-13T21:21:39+00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A group of advocacy organizations and pro bono attorneys are suing St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar and Florida Highway Patrol Director Gene Spaulding on behalf of Peter Vigue, a St. Augustine resident who has been arrested by both law enforcement agencies for standing on the public right of way and holding a sign soliciting donations. The suit, filed on February 12, 2019, challenges the constitutionality of Florida statutes that prohibit individuals from soliciting charitable contributions on public streets and sidewalks without a local government permit but exempt charitable organizations from the permit requirements and other restrictions. [...]

Advocacy Groups Take Legal Action on Florida Panhandling Bans2019-02-13T21:21:39+00:00
12 02, 2019

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

2019-03-13T19:40:33+00:00

As Shutdown Puts Families at Risk of Homelessness, Federal Law Protects Children’s School Rights Washington, DC, January 25, 2019 –  Over 2.5 millions 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 of homelessness. More than two million other low-income families rely on government rental subsidies to help pay their rent, [...]

As Shutdown Puts Families at Risk of Homelessness, Federal Law Protects Children’s School Rights2019-03-13T19:40:33+00:00
10 10, 2018

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

2018-10-10T20:48:50+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 Housing2018-10-10T20:48:50+00:00