IN THE NEWS
Tent cities are coming down in New Jersey! The Law Center contributed to a brief on behalf of the homeless residents in the Lakewood Tent City. All of the homeless residents who participated in the court-ordered census last April are now being moved from the cold woods and into warm apartments. To learn more about tent cities, make sure to sign up for our webinar on Thursday, March 6th. We'll be covering the human and civil rights issues faced by homeless persons and how you can make human rights real in your community.
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In reaction to the Post's Giving Shelter editorial which described homelessness as a "complicated problem with no easy fix," advocates from various homeless organizations wrote a letter to the Editor offering up a simple solution to the homelessness problem: affordable housing.Click here to read the full letter
Homeless Problem Bigger Than Our Leaders Think: Column
Read the piece generating a lot of buzz! In this USA Today column, the Law Center's Executive Director, Maria Foscarinis, addresses the problems with HUD's recent homeless count.
The American Bar Association has just released the 4th edition of Educating Children Without Housing, a useful primer on effectively implementing the federal educational mandates related to homeless students under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Drafted in part by the Law Center's, Lisa M. Coleman, the manual provides innovative strategies for educators, school administrators, state coordinators, policymakers, advocates and attorneys to play a role in ensuring the education rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Upcoming Webinar - Tent Cities, Homelessness & Human Rights: March 6th
2013 McKinney-Vento Awards
IN JUST TIMES
The February 2014 In Just Times is out now! Our monthly newsletter highlights our latest stories, triumphs and updates in our mission to change laws and save lives.
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WHAT WE DO
We use the power of the law to end homelessness by:
Leveraging millions of dollars in donated legal services, we advocate, educate, and litigate. Since 1989, we have been changing lives, strengthening communities, and advancing rights.
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To learn more about what we do, read our Funders Together to End Homelessness post and our 2013 accomplishments!
We challenge laws that punish people for homelessness and poverty, and that make it even harder for them to find housing and jobs. And, we uphold the right of homeless people to vote—and to influence decisions that affect their lives.