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National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

With Homeless Shelters Stretched Beyond Their Means, The Needy Resort To Building 'Tent Cities'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact

Mattresses, bikes and pieces of clothing were just a few of the items swept up by bulldozers near a freeway in Camden, N.J., last month. The city wasn...

Two Reports, One Conclusion: Do More to End Homelessness

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

On December 10, Human Rights Day, two national reports were released. The two reports paint a disturbing picture of human rights in the U.S. -- but also offer reason for hope.

Telling the Truth About Homelessness

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Some recent reports suggest that homelessness is not increasing significantly. This is due to both flaws in the data they rely on and the narrow way they define homelessness. The result is confusion and misguided policies.

If Corporations Are People, Can Homeless People Be Hotspots?

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Using homeless people as mobile hotspots emphasizes the dehumanizing effects of homelessness itself. The reality is that homeless people are already treated as "part of the landscape" or, worse, as detritus to be swept away.

An Interview With The National Law Center On Homelessness And Poverty

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

  About a year ago I was speaking at the State Department thanks to an invite from my friend Beth Kanter. While in Washington, D.C., my friend...

Tyler Kingkade

New Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Voter ID Law Broadens The Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights groups filed a third lawsuit against Wisconsin's controversial voter ID law on Tuesday, launching the first federal challen...

Arthur Delaney

The 10 Worst Places To Be Homeless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Laws criminalizing basic human behavior, such as eating, sleeping or sitting in public places, are increasingly cropping up across the country even as...