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Department of Justice Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Phoenix Police Department

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@nlchp.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, [...]

August 18th, 2021|Tags: |0 Comments

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

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@nlchp.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 [...]

July 29th, 2021|Tags: |0 Comments

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

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@nlchp.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 [...]

June 15th, 2021|Tags: |0 Comments

2020 State Index on Youth Homelessness is Released

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 [...]

February 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Settlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case

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. [...]

February 8th, 2021|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

February 8th, 2021|0 Comments
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