The Migrant Services and Supports Emergency Act of 2022: A Poisoned Apple

Posted on Sep 15, 2022 in Action Alert, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Justice, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Immigrants of all countries of origins, languages, and incomes should be welcomed and supported as new residents. We reject any assertion that immigrants are in competition with long-time DC residents for resources, as DC has sufficient resources to meet the needs of all who come here. Similarly, we reject the scarcity mindset that leads to pitting these populations against each other.

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Legal Clinic Priorities for Funding and Reform in 2022

Posted on Mar 17, 2022 in Advocates, Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, People, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Despite living in a well-resourced District of Columbia, DC residents are facing homelessness, housing instability, and crisis-level lack of affordable housing every day, so there is much work to be done to address these issues in DC in order to further housing justice. The budget process is an opportunity to do just that.

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Our Gratitude and Congratulations for the Alabama Ave/13th Street Coalition Members on their Vision for Housing Justice

Posted on Jan 7, 2022 in Advocates, Client Victories, Clients, Events, Featured, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, Non Profit, People, Wealth Gap | 1 comment

This victory was made possible by a group of residents who refused to be marginalized and pushed out. Not only did they stay and fight, but they won. The Legal Clinic is honored to represent the Coalition and proud of our staff’s passionate and committed lawyering.

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Our statement opposing the creation of “no camping zones” and continued violence against unhoused persons

Posted on Oct 5, 2021 in Criminalization, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, People, Poverty, Wealth Gap | 1 comment

When people receive truly safe and permanent housing, there will be no need for our unhoused neighbors to seek safety and stability through encampments. Access to safe permanent housing should be the priority, not forced displacement.

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