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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

2019 State Index on Youth Homelessness

2019 State Index Report on Youth Homelessness Shows Progress FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona Communications Associate 202-638-2535 cletona@nlchp.org (February 5, 2020, Washington, DC) – The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (Law Center) and True Colors United are excited to announce the release of the 2019 State Index on Youth Homelessness. This is the second consecutive year that these two organizations have [...]

February 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Supreme Court Lets Martin v. Boise Stand

Supreme Court Lets Martin v. Boise Stand: Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona Communications Associate cletona@nlchp.org (December 16, 2019, Washington, DC) – This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by the city of Boise to review the case Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise). This leaves in place earlier rulings by the [...]

December 16th, 2019|0 Comments
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