IN THE NEWS
We Still Believe in Human Rights
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, December 10, 2014
Cities Are Trying to Restrict Feeding the Homeless But Other Policies Actually Work
Downtown Development is Casting a Spotlight on Homelessness, But What Are We Doing About It?
'Homeless Bill of Rights' Wants People on Streets to Be Able to Freely Stand, Sit in Public
Criminalization of Homelessness in the U.S. Criticized by United Nations
U.S. Has "Much Left To Do" On Racism: Segregation Worse Now Than In 70s
Trying To Live, Trying To Learn
Shunting the Homeless From Sight
The Law Center has just released its No Safe Place: Advocacy Manual to accompany its original report, No Safe Place: the Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities, which has been viewed over 15,000 times! Also, don't miss our Human Right to Housing Report Card and Human Rights to Human Reality Guide, essentials for any advocate hoping to make a difference in their community. As a guide to help understand how to best use these new materials, the Law Center conducted a webinar. Click here to learn more.
National Homeless Persons' Memorial DayDouble your impact with the Law Center's 25th Anniversary Matching Campaign and change the life of someone experiencing homelessness!
On Thursday, December 18th, Arnold Abbott will be at the Capitol Visitor Center to speak about food-sharing. This is a preliminary event for the Friday, December 19th, National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, click here to find out more.
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The Law Center has had two recent victories concerning the rights of those experiencing homelessness. In Dallas, the Law Center has settled its long-standing litigation with the city to revise a food-sharing ban. Additionally, due in part to the Law Center's advocacy, funding allocations will finally be made to the National Housing Trust Fund.
In Just Times
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.