On National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day and Every Day, D.C. Must Do More to Save Lives

Posted on Dec 19, 2023 in Action Alert, DC Policies and Plans, Events, Featured, Homelessness, Housing, Hypothermia, In Memoriam, Justice, Law, People, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

The Legal Clinic will stand with our friends at the People for Fairness Coalition this week at the 11th Annual Memorial and Vigil to commemorate those lives lost. We will continue to stand with our unhoused clients every single day to demand that the D.C. government prioritize the lives and needs of people by ensuring that everyone in D.C. has access to safe, accessible shelter and housing.

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2023 Funding & Reform Priorities

Posted on Mar 21, 2023 in DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, Poverty, Shelter | 0 comments

It’s budget season again, and the Legal Clinic continues to advocate for budgets and laws that further housing justice for D.C. residents.  Along with our Fair Budget Coalition and Way Home Campaign partners*, we implore D.C. to “Meet the Needs” of all D.C. residents—particularly those who struggle the most to maintain their lives in the city. Recent housing investments and legislation during the height of the pandemic were crucial to minimize...

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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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