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​Ferguson, Brooklyn, and the Criminalization of Poverty    

Criminalization of Homelessness in the U.S. Criticized by United Nations   

States Classify Attacks Against Homeless As 'Hate Crimes' To Curb Rising Violence

U.S. Has "Much Left To Do" On Racism: Segregation Worse Now Than In 70s 

Trying To Live, Trying To Learn  

Crafting Innovative Anti-discrimination Policies Using Human Rights 

No Safe Place: How Cities Are Making It Illegal To Be Homeless
Talk Poverty, August 11, 2014

Homelessness Now A Crime In Cities Throughout the U.S. 


Personal Achievement Award Winner 
 
 
This year at the 16th annual McKinney-Vento Awards we will be honoring Aleah Green. Despite many accomplishments in life, Ms. Green and her 5 year old son became homeless. After Shiloh was denied the right to go to school, Ms. Green took action and called the Law Center. He was enrolled immediately, and received the appropriate special education services. Her story exemplifies the power of the law to change lives. 

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  Great Win for Survivors of Domestic Violence 

It is reported that domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness among women. One ordinance in Norristown, PA encouraged landlords to evict tenants if the tenant has called for police assistance three or more times in a four month period, forcing those experiencing domestic violence onto the street. As a result of one recent lawsuit, the city voted to repeal the ordinance. 

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