IN THE NEWS
Building Momentum to Abolish Criminalization of Homelessness
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, October 21, 2014
It Would Actually Be Very Simple to End Homelessness Forever
'Homeless Bill of Rights' Wants People on Streets to Be Able to Freely Stand, Sit in Public
How We Punish People for Being Poor
SNAPS In Focus: The Case Against Laws that Criminalize Homelessness
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
Ms. Aleah Green, "Once the behavior of the district was documented, the Michigan Department of Education provided the information on the National Law Center for Homelessness & Poverty. The moment I made contact with them I came to realize that I had not lost everything. They reminded me that I was not powerless. And, fortunately for my son, I was able to establish a relationship with The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, people who share the common goals of policy advocacy, as well as public education. Now, Shiloh is doing very well in school."
16th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards
See the pictures from September 30th!
Supreme Court Stops WI Voter ID Law
On Thursday night, October 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling preventing Wisconsin's voter ID law from going into effect for the November election. The case, Frank v. Walker, was filed by the Law Center, the ACLU Voting Rights Project, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and Dechert LLP, on behalf of all Wisconsin voters, including 300,000 registered voters who lack the necessary ID to vote under the new law, even though they have been voting for years without any issues.
IN JUST TIMES
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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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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.