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
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
30 11, 2021

First National Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Released

2022-09-29T11:15:34-05:00

First National Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Released Widespread Criminalization of Sheltering, Camping, and Other Means of Survival FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sam Scarrow 215-264-3252 scarrow@voicesforciviljustice.org (December 1, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center) today released the first national study on state laws criminalizing homelessness. Housing Not Handcuffs 2021: State Law Supplement shows that states are increasingly targeting homeless people with criminal penalties and incarceration for such acts of survival as public sleeping, camping and asking for charity.  Key findings of this research include: Almost [...]

First National Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Released2022-09-29T11:15:34-05:00
18 08, 2021

Department of Justice Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Phoenix Police Department

2022-09-29T11:16:33-05:00

Department of Justice Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Phoenix Police Department   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 kbarr@homelesslaw.org (August 18, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, August 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will investigate incidents of excessive use of force, unlawful seizure and destruction of personal property, and other civil rights abuses against people experiencing homelessness by the Phoenix, AZ police department.   According to local activists, this discrimination has taken place not only in the City of Phoenix, but also more broadly in Maricopa County, [...]

Department of Justice Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Phoenix Police Department2022-09-29T11:16:33-05:00
29 07, 2021

Unhoused Bill of Rights Introduced by Representative Cori Bush (MO-01)

2022-09-29T11:16:04-05:00

Unhoused Bill of Rights Introduced by Representative Cori Bush (MO-01) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 kbarr@homelesslaw.org (July 29, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Cori Bush (MO-01) unveiled the Unhoused Bill of Rights, the “first federal resolution to declare unalienable rights for unhoused persons and provide solutions to permanently end the crisis by 2025.”  The National Homelessness Law Center (the Law Center) is grateful to have worked with Representative Bush to develop the Unhoused Bill of Rights and is proud to officially endorse the [...]

Unhoused Bill of Rights Introduced by Representative Cori Bush (MO-01)2022-09-29T11:16:04-05:00
15 06, 2021

Housing is a Human Right Act of 2021 Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

2022-09-29T11:16:11-05:00

Housing is a Human Right Act of 2021 Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karianna Barr Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 kbarr@homelesslaw.org (June, 14, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – On June 8, U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Grace Meng (NY-06), introduced the Housing is a Human Right Act of 2021, a bill to “address and end root causes of homelessness; transition communities towards providing housing for all; and ensure full democratic participation of persons experiencing homelessness.” The National Homeless Law Center is proud to have [...]

Housing is a Human Right Act of 2021 Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives2022-09-29T11:16:11-05:00
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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