NLCHP Program: Children and Youth
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Families with young children now account for 40% of the nation's homeless population and in the course of the year, more than 1.3 million children are homeless. At the Law Center, we aim to end family homelessness in America.
UN: Sacramento is Violating Human Rights of Homeless Persons
SACRAMENTO, CA - February 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an unprecedented letter to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the United Nations has delivered a clear message: by not providing sanitation and safe drinking water, the city is violating the human rights of homeless persons.
Federal Court Rules Homeless Plaintiffs Have Valid Claims in Trespassing Suit
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - October 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a St. Petersburg trespassing ordinance may proceed. The opinion, issued by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Catron et al. v. City of St. Petersburg, overturns a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Southern Legal Counsel (SLC), Florida Institutional Legal Services (FILS), and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (the Law Center). The Plaintiffs assert that the ordinance violates their rights to freedom of movement and procedural due process
HUD Report: Family Homelessness Up 20 Percent
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- While a report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development earlier this week indicated a 20 percent increase in family homelessness, the Administration and members of Congress are considering eliminating a federal program that provides services to more than 2 million homeless people annually.
New Report Card Issued to Assess U.S. Progress on Housing Rights
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As students across the country receive their final grades for the semester, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty has released a report card grading the United States on its response to homelessness and its compliance with the human right to housing. "Simply Unacceptable": Homelessness and the Human Right to Housing in the U.S. issues failing grades in more than one category, according to international standards.