You can make a difference in the fight to end homelessness. For more information, e-mail LEAP@nlchp.org, or call (202) 638-2535 and ask to speak with the LEAP Membership Team.
OUR MISSION is to end and prevent homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement. To achieve this, NLCHP pursues three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public educaiton. And we have grown over our 23 years to now leverage more than $5 million in pro bono services to reach tens of thousands of homeless families each year.
Stories of Impact
Without Just Cause, a 110-page report prepared by NLCHP and LEAP Partner, WilmerHale, studied the rights of renters in all 50 states and found that 40% of families facing eviction due to foreclosure were, in fact, renters. This report was identified by Senator John Kerry as a catalyst for the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act. As he fought to pass the bill, Kerry said: "This report is a big, loud warning bell about what happens when renters are forced to leave their homes without warning because of a building foreclosure."
Although the McKinney-Vento Act gives students the legal right to stay in the same school when they become homeless, schools across the country deny thousands of homeless children access to education every day. In partnership with NLCHP's Project LEARN, LEAP Partner DLA Piper represented for free a homeless New York family and won a court order to reenroll their children in school.