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23 09, 2021

Lawsuit Challenges Exclusionary Parking Laws Designed to Run Homeless Persons Out of Town

2021-09-23T15:01:53-05:00

Lawsuit Challenges Exclusionary Parking Laws Designed to Run Homeless Persons Out of Town FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 kbarr@nlchp.org (August 30, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – Last Friday, legal organizations in California and Washington joined to protect the constitutional rights of people living in vehicles by filing a brief as amici curiae with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Potter v. City of Lacey. The federal lawsuit challenges a City of Lacey, Washington law that prohibits parking recreational vehicles for more than four hours each day and authorizing [...]

Lawsuit Challenges Exclusionary Parking Laws Designed to Run Homeless Persons Out of Town2021-09-23T15:01:53-05:00
18 03, 2021

Hotel Rooms, Not Hospital Beds: Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021-03-18T09:59:56-05:00

Hotel Rooms, Not Hospital Beds: Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020 Across the country, local governments continue to sweep encampments and propose ordinances that would criminalize people experiencing homelessness. But there are resources available. Since March 2020, FEMA has recognized that providing non-congregate shelter for people experiencing homelessness is a powerful public health response to combat the spread of COVID-19. In February 2021, FEMA expanded the available reimbursement for communities providing non-congregate housing. View the full resource page here.

Hotel Rooms, Not Hospital Beds: Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic2021-03-18T09:59:56-05:00
3 03, 2021

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness

2021-09-02T08:41:56-05:00

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness The National Homelessness Law Center (the Law Center) and True Colors United are excited to announce the release of the 2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness. The State Index on Youth Homelessness ranks and scores laws and policies related to preventing and addressing youth homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This is the third consecutive year that this report evaluates all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. View the interactive website here and download the [...]

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness2021-09-02T08:41:56-05:00
23 02, 2021

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness is Released

2021-09-02T08:42:05-05:00

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness is Released The District of Columbia, Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California top list in third annual rankings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 kbarr@nlchp.org (February 23, 2021, Washington, DC) – The National Homelessness Law Center (the Law Center) and True Colors United are excited to announce the release of the 2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness. This is the third consecutive year that these two organizations have come together to evaluate all 50 states and the District of Columbia on [...]

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness is Released2021-09-02T08:42:05-05:00
8 02, 2021

Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case

2021-09-02T08:42:14-05:00

Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 kbarr@nlchp.org Parties reach historic agreement that prevents people experiencing homelessness from being cited or arrested for sleeping outdoors when no shelter is available (February 8, 2021, Boise, Idaho) – Today, lawyers representing homeless plaintiffs and the City of Boise announced a settlement in Martin v. Boise, ending over 12 years of litigation. This settlement embodies important steps towards protecting the rights of unsheltered residents in Boise—and towards real solutions to end [...]

Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case2021-09-02T08:42:14-05:00
8 02, 2021

Joint Statement on Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case

2021-02-08T15:08:04-05:00

Joint Statement on Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: National Homelessness Law Center Karianna Barr, Director of Development & Communications, 202-638-2535 ext. 118 kbarr@nlchp.org Idaho Legal Aid Services Howard Belodoff, Associate Director, 208-807-2323, howardbelodoff@idaholegalaid.org Latham & Watkins LLP Jessica Allen, Communications Manager — Public Service & Sustainability, 212-906-2983, jessica.allen@lw.com Parties reach historic agreement that prevents people experiencing homelessness from being cited or arrested for sleeping outdoors when no shelter is available (February 8, 2021, Boise, Idaho) – Today, lawyers for members of Boise’s homeless [...]

Joint Statement on Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case2021-02-08T15:08:04-05:00
4 02, 2021

National Homelessness Law Center Names Antonia Fasanelli as New Executive Director

2021-09-02T08:42:23-05:00

National Homelessness Law Center Names Antonia Fasanelli as New Executive Director Antonia Fasanelli will succeed Maria Foscarinis as Executive Director on April 1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 nlchp@nlchp.org (February 4, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – Last summer, the National Homelessness Law Center (the Law Center) launched a national search for their next Executive Director, and is pleased to announce that long-time friend of the organization and homeless and housing rights advocate Antonia Fasanelli has been named. Antonia comes to the Law Center [...]

National Homelessness Law Center Names Antonia Fasanelli as New Executive Director2021-09-02T08:42:23-05:00
4 12, 2020

Settlement Reached With City Of Montgomery In Lawsuit Challenging Criminalization Of People Asking For Assistance

2021-09-02T08:42:34-05:00

Settlement Reached with City Of Montgomery in Lawsuit Challenging Criminalization of People Asking for Assistance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 kbarr@nlchp.org City Will No Longer Fine, Jail People for Panhandling (November 24, 2020, MONTGOMERY, AL) – In a settlement announced today, the city of Montgomery has agreed that it will immediately stop arresting or ticketing people who panhandle. The settlement serves as a resolution to a lawsuit filed in February by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), ACLU of Alabama, and the National Homelessness Law [...]

Settlement Reached With City Of Montgomery In Lawsuit Challenging Criminalization Of People Asking For Assistance2021-09-02T08:42:34-05:00
10 11, 2020

Practical Tips for Avoiding Or Reducing The Risks Of The Training Executive Order (EO 13950)

2021-09-02T08:42:42-05:00

Practical Tips for Avoiding Or Reducing The Risks Of The Training Executive Order (EO 13950) - 2020 On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13950 on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (“EO 13950”).  The Law Center believes that this action is unconstitutional, and legal challenges are already underway.  In the meantime, we offer these practical tips for housing and homelessness prevention organizations who receive federal funding and may be affected by the order. View the full guidance here.

Practical Tips for Avoiding Or Reducing The Risks Of The Training Executive Order (EO 13950)2021-09-02T08:42:42-05:00
19 10, 2020

National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report

2021-09-02T08:42:50-05:00

National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report 10 national organizations, representing advocates and leaders in national efforts to end homelessness, released the following statement: Today, the Trump administration’s United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a document that purports to lay out a plan to address homelessness.  This is a plan in name only. It does not contain the interventions proven to reduce and end homelessness, which have been embraced by administrations on both sides of the aisle. The vast majority of what has been proposed cannot be implemented by the agency. The document [...]

National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report2021-09-02T08:42:50-05:00
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