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1104, 2019

Alone Without a Home 2019

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Reports, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

104, 2019

Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes NLCHP Contact: Cassidy Waskowicz Acting Director of Development & Communications cwaskowicz@nlchp.org 202-638-2535 ext 105 (April 1, 2019, Boise, Idaho) – Tonight, people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the west coast states of the Ninth Circuit can sleep more safely, without facing criminal punishment for simply trying to survive on the streets. Today, the Ninth  [...]

2703, 2019

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

By |March 27th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

1403, 2019

LA Homeless Services Authority Adopts Progressive Policy for Unsheltered Homelessness

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

2802, 2019

IJT – February 2019

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Newsletters, Uncategorized|

February 2019 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— February is Black History Month, but racism is a reality every month, and it permeates every aspect of American society. Homelessness and poverty are no exception. African Americans make up 12.4 percent of the general U.S. population, 23.5% of the total poverty population-and a staggering 42.6 percent of [...]

1302, 2019

Advocacy Groups Take Legal Action on Florida Panhandling Bans

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, News Snippets, Press Releases|

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 [...]

1202, 2019

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

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

1010, 2018

Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign Demands Repeal of Panhandling Bans

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

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.

1010, 2018

Victory in the 9th Circuit! 

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

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.

1010, 2018

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

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News, Press Releases|

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.

1010, 2018

Just Released: State Index on Youth Homelessness

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News, Youth Homelessness|

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 [...]

2006, 2017

Communities Count People Experiencing Homelessness

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Last week, communities across the country began conducting “counts” of their homeless populations, an effort most will wrap up this week. The results will be published later this year in a report assessing the state of homelessness in America—including whether it is going up or down. The problem is—the “counts” won’t tell us that. A lot of energy goes into the counts, which are federally mandated, and volunteers come out [...]

1603, 2016

Moving Forward in 2017 – How You Can Help

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Educate yourself and others. Peruse our web site, participate in our webinars, read our reports – and then share information about the Law Center’s work with others. Use social media to help drive attention to our critical work. Follow the Law Center on twitter @NLCHPhomeless and the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign @HNHCampaign – please re-tweet our posts and encourage others to follow the Law Center on social media. Follow the Law Center and the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign on Facebook. [...]

1503, 2016

Top 5 Threats to People Experiencing Homelessness: What the Trump Election Could Mean to the Most Vulnerable

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

People experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness, are amongst the most marginalized and vulnerable people within our communities. And the issues related to homelessness do not always fall along partisan lines. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming transition and the top 5 threats facing people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Please use this information to advocate with your representatives in government!

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