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@homelesslaw.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@homelesslaw.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@homelesslaw.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
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
15 10, 2020

Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional

2021-09-02T08:42:59-05:00

Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Homelessness Law Center Karianna Barr, Director of Development & Communications 202-638-2535 ext. 118  kbarr@homelesslaw.org Southern Legal Counsel Nancy Kinnally, Media Relations Consultant (407) 375-2264 nancy@therelatablegroup.com U.S. District Court declares Statutes prohibiting unpermitted charitable solicitation on Florida roadways unconstitutional under the First Amendment and issues permanent injunction (October 15, 2020, Jacksonville, FL) – In a major First Amendment victory, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has declared Florida Statutes 316.2045 and 337.406—which prohibit the solicitation of charitable contributions on [...]

Court Declares Florida Statutes Unconstitutional2021-09-02T08:42:59-05:00
3 08, 2020

Founder and Executive Director Maria Foscarinis Stepping Down from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

2021-09-02T08:43:44-05:00

Founder and Executive Director Maria Foscarinis Stepping Down from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Shaina Amaya Tel: 202-827-2165 Email: samaya@leaderfit.org (August 3, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (the Law Center) announced today that Founder and Executive Director Maria Foscarinis is stepping down later this year after leading the organization for 31 years. Under Maria’s leadership, the Law Center recently completed a strategic rebranding process and is becoming the National Homelessness Law Center. Although the name and [...]

Founder and Executive Director Maria Foscarinis Stepping Down from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty2021-09-02T08:43:44-05:00
3 06, 2020

Can’t Stay Home, Can’t Keep Curfew

2021-09-02T08:45:02-05:00

Can’t Stay Home, Can’t Keep Curfew: People Experiencing Homelessness Caught in Pandemic, Curfews, Violence National Advocates Renew Call for Housing Safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona Communications Associate cletona@homelesslaw.org (June 2, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – People experiencing homelessness in the United States—already at heightened risk and with fewer resources due to the pandemic—now face even greater challenges as a result of both the violence sweeping many city streets and the curfews many are imposing in an effort to control. While people take to the streets [...]

Can’t Stay Home, Can’t Keep Curfew2021-09-02T08:45:02-05:00
13 05, 2020

California Introduces First-in-the-Nation Amendment to Recognize Housing as a Human Right 

2021-09-02T08:46:52-05:00

California Introduces First-in-the-Nation Amendment to Recognize Housing as a Human Right Poll Shows Majority of Californians Support FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona Communications Associate cletona@homelesslaw.org (May 13, 2020, Sacramento, CA) – May 11, California became the first state in the country to officially propose amending their constitution to recognize the human right to housing. President Franklin Roosevelt first proposed recognizing housing in his “Second Bill of Rights” speech as part of addressing the Great Depression, and now, on the brink of a COVID-induced economic crisis, in a state [...]

California Introduces First-in-the-Nation Amendment to Recognize Housing as a Human Right 2021-09-02T08:46:52-05:00
1 05, 2020

Homeless plaintiffs seek emergency federal court order

2021-09-02T08:45:10-05:00

Homeless Plaintiffs Seek Emergency Federal Court Order to Stop Towing and Impoundment of Vehicle Homes during COVID-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona cletona@homelesslaw.org (May 1, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – People living in vehicles in the City of San Diego—many with disabilities that increase the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19—seek an emergency court order preventing the City from criminalizing living in vehicles and to stop towing and impoundment of vehicle homes during the COVID-19 outbreak. Represented by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (“Law Center”), Disability Rights [...]

Homeless plaintiffs seek emergency federal court order2021-09-02T08:45:10-05:00
23 04, 2020

CDC’s Prescription: Individual Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 and Beyond

2021-09-02T08:45:20-05:00

CDC’s Prescription: Individual Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 and Beyond FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crys Letona cletona@homelesslaw.org (April 23, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their official guidance on COVID-19 to include sheltered homeless populations, stating, “Depending on resources and staff availability, non-group housing options (such as hotels/motels) that have individual rooms should be considered for the overflow, quarantine, and protective housing sites.” The CDC’s guidance for unsheltered populations already emphasizes that “Unless individual housing units are available, do [...]

CDC’s Prescription: Individual Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 and Beyond2021-09-02T08:45:20-05:00
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