16 11, 2022

U.S. Representative Cori Bush, W.A. State Representative Nicole Macri, Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin and Advocates to Receive Awards for Work to End Homelessness

2022-11-15T17:27:12-05:00

U.S. Representative Cori Bush,  W.A. State Representative Nicole Macri,  Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin and  Advocates to Receive Awards for Work to End Homelessness  Additional Awardees Include: Patricia Mullahy Fugere, Alston & Bird LLP and A Bigger Vision Films FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2022 Media Contact: Erika Lopez (202)638-2535 x110 | elopez@homelesslaw.org (November 16, 2022, Washington, DC) – The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center) will be honoring U.S. Representative Cori Bush, Washington State Representative Nicole Macri, Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin, Washington Legal Clinic [...]

U.S. Representative Cori Bush, W.A. State Representative Nicole Macri, Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin and Advocates to Receive Awards for Work to End Homelessness2022-11-15T17:27:12-05:00
29 09, 2022

Ninth Circuit Upholds & Clarifies Homeless Persons’ Right to Survive in Absence of Housing

2022-09-29T11:55:30-05:00

Ninth Circuit Upholds & Clarifies Homeless Persons’ Right to Survive in Absence of Housing Court Reiterates Martin v. Boise Holding that Civil and Criminal Punishments for Homelessness are Cruel & Unusual FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2022 Media Contact: Erika Lopez (202)638-2535 x110 | elopez@homelesslaw.org (September 29, 2022, Washington, DC) – On September 28, people experiencing homelessness in Grants Pass, Oregon—and across the Ninth Circuit—could breathe a sigh of relief as their right to survive in the absence of adequate housing was reaffirmed. The U.S. Ninth [...]

Ninth Circuit Upholds & Clarifies Homeless Persons’ Right to Survive in Absence of Housing2022-09-29T11:55:30-05:00
1 09, 2022

Criminalization of Homelessness is Racially Discriminatory

2022-09-29T11:48:17-05:00

Criminalization of Homelessness is Racially Discriminatory, Must be Abolished, Say UN Human Rights Experts Also Calls for “All Necessary Measures to Eliminate Segregation” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2022 Media Contact: Erika Lopez (202)638-2535 x110 | elopez@homelesslaw.org GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva yesterday stated “it remains concerned at the increasing number of state and local laws that criminalize homelessness and at the disproportionately high number of persons belonging to racial and ethnic minorities affected by homelessness,” and called [...]

Criminalization of Homelessness is Racially Discriminatory2022-09-29T11:48:17-05:00
24 06, 2022

National Homelessness Law Center Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson

2022-06-29T10:43:51-05:00

National Homelessness Law Center Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization as Violation of Human Right to Health Care and Harmful to Persons Experiencing Homelessness June 24, 2022 The National Homelessness Law Center stands for universal human rights for all people, including the human rights to health care and to housing. A necessary component of this human rights work is to protect the legal rights and lives of persons seeking services derived from either of these rights. Today, the US Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in [...]

National Homelessness Law Center Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson2022-06-29T10:43:51-05:00
16 03, 2022

Updated State Index Report on Youth Homelessness Released

2022-09-29T11:17:52-05:00

Updated State Index Report on Youth Homelessness Released Report to Provide State Rankings and Areas for Improvement for Further Decriminalization of Homelessness FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2022 Media Contact: Erika Lopez (202)638-2535 x110 | elopez@homelesslaw.org (March 10, 2022, Washington, DC) – The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center) and True Colors United are excited to announce the release of the 2021 State Index on Youth Homelessness. The report was last released in 2021, this year’s updated information continues to follow state efforts to end youth [...]

Updated State Index Report on Youth Homelessness Released2022-09-29T11:17:52-05:00
19 04, 2021

Texas House Bill 1925/ Senate Bill 987 Fact Sheet

2021-04-19T15:40:35-05:00

Texas House Bill 1925/ Senate Bill 987 Fact Sheet Homelessness in Texas is a serious issue that deserves serious attention. Texas is home to tens of thousands of homeless families and individuals who do not have access to affordable housing or even safe and adequate shelter, and who instead must live outdoors until housing is available to them. Many more Texans face housing instability and are at-risk of homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent deep freeze, past hurricanes, and other crises. Rather than offer needed solutions, HB 1925 / SB 987 [...]

Texas House Bill 1925/ Senate Bill 987 Fact Sheet2021-04-19T15:40:35-05:00
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@homelesslaw.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@homelesslaw.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
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