One of the Best…

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 in Advocates, Events, Homelessness, Housing, Law, Non Profit | 0 comments

The Legal Clinic is honored to announce our inclusion in the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities. We were selected to be refeatured in the 11th annual Catalogue, which has, since 2003, raised more than $21 million for featured nonprofits. The Catalogue’s vetting process is rigorous: members of a 120-person review team, made up of foundations, corporations, peer nonprofits and the...

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Every Domestic Violence Survivor Deserves Safe Housing

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Events, Homelessness, Housing, Shelter | 0 comments

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Legal Clinic is proud to join the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCAADV) and others in honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence for the 8th annual observance of Purple Thursday. Domestic violence is the second most frequently stated cause of homelessness for families, and one in four women in DC will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.  According to the 2013...

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Tenant Town Hall Recap: No More Mold

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Events, Housing | 0 comments

In a standing room only auditorium at the District’s All Souls Unitarian Church Saturday, District residents met with DC housing agencies, legal service providers and non-profit organizations for the 6th Annual Tenant Town Hall, where residents voiced their demands for affordable, safe and healthy housing. At the top of the priority list: No more mold! Residents expressed outrage for the lack of responsiveness on the part of both landlords and...

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DC Residents Fill City Hall Outside of Closed-Door Budget Negotiations

Posted on May 16, 2013 in Budget Cuts, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Events, Poverty, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Yesterday, over 100 DC residents gathered at the Wilson Building for the Fair Budget Coalition’s “One City Needs” Action.  Dozens of residents living in poverty, service providers, and advocates stood together outside the closed-door budget negotiations being held by the DC Council to deliver one clear message to city leaders: “Prioritize funding for programs that address human needs!” Chairman Phil Mendelson, Councilmember Jim Graham (who also...

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Making One City Possible

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 in DC Policies and Plans, Events | 0 comments

On Saturday, February 11th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Mayor Gray will hold a “One City Summit” at the WalterE.WashingtonConvention Center.  (You can register here or by calling (202) 709-5132.)  The purpose of the summit is twofold:  to provide an opportunity for DC residents to voice their concerns and priorities for the District, and to allow the Mayor a chance to hear these priorities and use this community input to inform the City’s  policies...

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