We need your help to support the siting of this Ward 5 shelter.
- If you live in Ward 5, sign this petition supporting the shelter: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-plans-for-ward-5-family-shelter?source=BloggerOutreach&referrer=POPVille
- If you live in ANC 5B (borders here http://anc5b.org/map.html), come to the ANC 5B meeting Friday, March 17th, at 7PM at St. Anthony School, 3400 12th Street NE (http://anc5b.org/nextmeet.html).
- Spread the word to your friends and colleagues in Ward 5!
Join us on March 22nd for Home Court 30, pitting the Hill’s Angels from Capitol Hill against Georgetown Law’s Hoya Lawyas, to benefit the Legal Clinic’s work to forge a more just and inclusive DC.read more
Yesterday, the DC Council, in its final legislative meeting of this session, passed several bills that will make it easier for low-income residents to obtain and maintain employment and housing. While much of the attention on the Council and in the press was, deservedly, on a game-changing paid family and medical leave act, a bill passed unanimously that could be a game changer for many DC residents seeking housing: the Fair Criminal Record Screening Act for Housing (FCRSAH).read more
Since 1990, people experiencing homelessness, advocates, activists, and other community members have used the Winter Solstice – the darkest day of the year – to celebrate the lives and mourn the passing of those who died homeless during the year. This year 51 people were mourned.read more
The Bowser Administration has proposed amendments to the Homeless Services Reform Act that would impose upon homeless families in DC stricter standards for proving their residency and eligibility for live-saving shelter. We are concerned that the proposal will impose barriers that could prevent DC’s most vulnerable families from accessing desperately needed shelter. Set out below is a letter to the DC Council from the Legal Clinic and a number of our colleagues in the provider and advocacy community, urging the Council to provide an adequate opportunity for community input about what the impact of these changes will be. We hope you’ll join us in calling on the Council not to move the legislation forward on an emergency basis.read more
-10- Because your friends are giving. And you have smart friends. -9- Because it’s so easy! (Just go here) -8- Because having a stable home can change a child’s entire life. -7- Because a generous donor will match gifts from other donors, dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,000. -6- Because you believe a more just and inclusive DC is possible. -5- Because holiday season is about more than holiday spending. -4- Because hypothermia season is upon us. -3- Because your support and partnership are crucial elements of our ability to be present to our clients in their most challenging times. -2- Because when the safety net fails, the Legal Clinic is there. -1- And the #1 reason to support the Legal Clinic through #GivingTuesday is … Because everyone deserves a safe and warm place to sleep at night. Everyone. Please go to our Donate Now page and lend us your support. Then we’d love to hear why the Legal Clinic is on your giving list. Support us, and tell us why you do @https://www.facebook.com/legalclinicforthehomeless...read more