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CDC’s Prescription: Individual Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 and Beyond

CDC’s Prescription: Individual Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 and Beyond FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona cletona@nlchp.org (April 23, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their official guidance on COVID-19 to include sheltered homeless populations, stating, “Depending on resources and staff availability, non-group housing options (such as hotels/motels) that have individual rooms [...]

April 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

CARES Act Provides Some COVID-19 Protections For Homeless Populations, But There Is More To Do

CARES Act Provides Some COVID-19 Protections For Homeless Populations, But There Is More To Do FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona 202-638-2535 x 109 cletona@nlchp.org (March 27, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, ensuring—amongst other provisions—that our unhoused neighbors are protected and that those at risk of becoming homeless are safe. [...]

March 27th, 2020|0 Comments

CDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations

CDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations Advocates Hail First Step, Call for More Help FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona 202-638-2535 x 109 cletona@nlchp.org (March 23, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – Late Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued official guidance stating, “Unless individual housing units are available, do not clear encampments during community spread of COVID-19.” [...]

March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Housing is a Human Right Act of 2020

Representatives Introduce Housing is a Human Right Act of 2020 Right to Housing Needed More than Ever with COVID-19 Threats, Say Advocates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona 202-638-2535 x 109 cletona@nlchp.org (March 19, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced the Housing is a Human Right Act of 2020. The bill, co-sponsored by Representative Grace Meng (NY-06), aims to “address [...]

March 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Housing is the Next Step to Mitigating Coronavirus

Housing is the Next Step to Mitigating Coronavirus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona Communications Associate 202-638-2535 x 109 cletona@nlchp.org (March 11, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – Without proper resources, people experiencing homelessness can be exceptionally vulnerable to communicable diseases—including the current outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19. The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty anticipates this virus to be not only a public health crisis, [...]

March 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Over Alabama’s Laws Criminalizing Panhandling

Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Over Alabama’s Laws Criminalizing Panhandling City of Montgomery Issued over 400 Citations in Last 18 Months Enforcing Laws in Violation of First Amendment  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Karianna Barr/NLCHP/ kbarr@nlchp.org/ 202-638-2535 x118 Jen Fuson/SPLC/jen.fuson@splcenter.org / 202-834-6209 Rebecca Seung-Bickley /Alabama ACLU/rseungbickley@aclualabama.org/334-420-1743 Montgomery, Ala.— Alabama’s panhandling laws violate the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of speech, according to a lawsuit filed today [...]

February 13th, 2020|0 Comments
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