The NLCHP thanks its many LEAP partners for their efforts in 2011 and their contributions to the fight against homelessness.
DLA Piper LLP, in collaboration with NLCHP, launched in September 2011 the Project LEARN pilot program and trained approximately 50 volunteer attorneys in over 20 DLA Piper offices across the country. Volunteers have responded to approximately 30 individual technical assistance calls from homeless families and advocates in order to prevent homeless children from being denied access to education.
DLA Piper LLP & Goodwin Procter LLP filed two lawsuits in the State of NY re-enrolling homeless children in their school of origin.
In preparation for the release of NLCHP's 2011 Criminalization Report, firms Latham & Watkins LLP contributed updated research on guidance to lawyers about considerations prior to pursuing litigation and information for the Prohibited Conduct Chart portion of the report.
Covington & Burling LLP is litigating to enforce Title V of the McKinney-Vento Act and has filed in the lawsuit NLCHP v. U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs et al.
Sidley Austin LLP contributed research and updates to 2011 Simply Unacceptable: Homelessness and the Human Right to Housing Report, and released in time for our June 2011 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing.