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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  
 


New Resources for Advocates and Community Members 
 
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. 

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  Supreme Court Asked to Review Voter ID Case

On Wednesday, January 7th, the Law Center asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the 7th Circuit's decision in our challenge to the Wisconsin voter ID statute, arguing that the appeals court decision mischaracterized facts found at trial, and applied a flawed legal standard in analyzing both equal protection and Voting Rights Act claims. Read more

Victories

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

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