Our 2017 Lane Evans Home Court Fellows Reflect on their Experiences

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Events, Home Court, Homelessness, Justice, Law, Shelter | 0 comments

The fellowship is one of the many wonderful benefits of our partnership with Georgetown University Law Center on Home Court. The opportunity to form relationships with students each year as well as share in this important work is hugely important to the Legal Clinic. We – and most importantly, our clients – benefit greatly from their invaluable support.

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Thank You!

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Do More 24, Events, Fundraising, Justice, Non Profit | 0 comments

YOU DID MORE, so we can do more to bring justice to our neighbors who are homeless. Many thanks to everyone who donated and/or helped to spread the word about Do More 24. We were able to claim all $11,000 in matching funds, which gave us a grand total for Do More 24 of $23,980. That’s a lot of justice! We were among the top 10 organizations in terms of funds raised, out of 734 non-profits participating in the campaign. Thank you for believing in our work to: ensure clients are aware of their rights; provide access to justice; advocate for quality shelter and fair budgets; end the criminalization of homelessness; and preserve and expand affordable housing. Thank you for believing in a more just and inclusive...

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ICH Seeks Comments on Draft Five Year Plan to End Homelessness

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Advocates, Benefits, Clients, Criminalization, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Events, Homelessness, Housing, Hyperthermia, Hypothermia, Justice, Law, Non Profit, People, Poverty, Shelter, TANF, Wealth Gap | 1 comment

The DC Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) released its draft Five Year Plan to End Homelessness yesterday.  As stated in its executive summary, the purpose of the plan is to serve as a roadmap to transform DC’s homeless services system “into an effective cirisis responses system that is focused on preventing housing loss whenever possible and quickly stabilizing individuals and families that do become homeless to connect them back to permanent housing.”  You can find the draft and related appendices here. Over the next week, the ICH will be soliciting public comments on the draft plan, which it hopes to present as a final draft on March 31st. If you are interested in providing comments on the draft plan, you can do so in the following ways: In person, by attending  the public comment meeting on Wednesday,  March 18, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at N Street Village (1333 N Street NW), and/or In writing, by sending an email to Theresa Silla at theresa.silla@dc.gov by 9 am Monday, March 23rd.  (If providing specific comments or edits, the ICH asks that you reference the page or paragraph numbers in the draft plan). The ICH plans to integrate feedback from this public comment period into its final plan, so we encourage all of you to read the plan and attend the meeting on the 18th!...

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