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3011, 2021

First National Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Released

By |November 30th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

2409, 2021

IJT – September 2021

By |September 24th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , |

September, 2021  SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— On October 12, 2021, the Law Center will host our 23rd McKinney-Vento Awards. These Awards, named after Reps. Stewart B. McKinney and Bruce F. Vento--and the 1987 legislation that bears their names--gives us an opportunity to honor leaders and changemakers fighting to end homelessness, to celebrate the successes that [...]

2309, 2021

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

By |September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Decriminalizing Homelessness|

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@homelesslaw.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 [...]

1908, 2021

IJT – August 2021

By |August 19th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , |

August, 2021 SUBSCRIBE Dear Friends— On July 31, 2021, the Federal Eviction Moratorium was allowed to expire, immediately allowing most evictions to proceed across the country. In anticipation of the moratorium's expiration, the National Coalition for Housing Justice, of which the Law Center is a member, released a joint letter encouraging the Biden administration, Congress, and state [...]

1808, 2021

Department of Justice Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Phoenix Police Department

By |August 18th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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