22 02, 2021

IJT – February 2021


February, 2021  SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— This Black History Month comes at a time when the disproportionate racial impact of homelessness on Black communities is finally getting attention. Black Americans make up 12% of the U.S. population, 26% of the poverty population, and over 40% of the homeless population. Their overrepresentation in poverty and homelessness is the legacy of slavery, the all-encompassing horrors of Jim Crow, intentional discrimination in housing, employment, education, and a criminal legal system that has caused the unjust mass incarceration of far [...]

IJT – February 20212021-02-22T10:53:44-05:00
19 01, 2021

IJT – January 2021


January, 2021  SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— Here in the Nation’s Capital, I feel both fear and hope as we enter the new year. The siege on the Capitol brought into sharp relief the racism and hate that drive so many of the challenges we face—as a country and in our work at the Law Center. The failure of police response, especially compared to the overwhelming law enforcement presence at racial justice protests, made crystal clear the bigotry built into debates over “public safety.” And the [...]

IJT – January 20212021-01-19T16:55:47-05:00
17 12, 2020

IJT – December 2020


December, 2020  SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— This has been a tough year—and especially hard for our unhoused neighbors. People experiencing homelessness are particularly at risk of infection and death from COVID-19; they are also disproportionately members of minoritized communities, often targeted by police and private violence. But despite the challenges, with your support, we redoubled our efforts, pivoted our focus, and achieved tangible victories that helped empower communities and save lives. We beat back a draconian plan from the Trump Administration to criminalize people simply for being homeless—building on [...]

IJT – December 20202020-12-17T10:03:30-05:00
19 11, 2020

IJT – November 2020


November, 2020  SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— This month’s election ushers in important new opportunities for progress in our fight to end homelessness in America. We won’t know the full extent until the two Senate run-offs early next year are decided. And we know making good on the opportunities will take continued vigorous advocacy—but they are there and we are ready. The Biden campaign’s housing plan starts with affirming what we have long called for: “Housing should be a right, not a privilege.” It specifically [...]

IJT – November 20202020-12-17T10:04:40-05:00
16 10, 2020

IJT – October 2020


October, 2020 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— Next month’s elections are critically important, and we have two goals for them: First, to make sure the needs and rights of homeless people are front and center, and second, to ensure that people experiencing homelessness can participate. This election is a pivotal for many reasons. Over the past few years, our advocacy for the human right to housing has been gaining momentum: Last year four presidential candidates explicitly called for it, and one of the current candidates has included [...]

IJT – October 20202020-12-17T10:06:08-05:00
18 08, 2020

IJT – August 2020


August, 2020  SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— You may have already seen two pieces of momentous and exciting news about the Law Center. First, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is becoming the National Homelessness Law Center, effective immediately. And, after 31 years at the helm, I will be stepping down as Executive Director at the end of this year. The name change is easy. We are simplifying and streamlining our name, but our mission remains the same: to use the power of the law [...]

IJT – August 20202020-12-17T10:07:42-05:00
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