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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Action Alert: Pass Emergency Legislation to Stop Encampment Evictions!

Posted on Dec 3, 2021 in Action Alert, Criminalization, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Hypothermia, Law, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Councilmember Brianne Nadeau has announced emergency legislation that would prohibit encampment evictions and the creation of “no tent” zones while also addressing some of the health and safety concerns raised by unhoused and housed residents. The Council will vote on the bill next Tuesday, December 7, and nine votes are needed for the bill to pass.

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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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After the first vote, what’s in the budget for housing and homelessness?

Posted on Jul 29, 2021 in Advocates, DC Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

On July 20, the DC Council took its first vote on DC’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget, and we are looking ahead to the final vote on August 3. With the end of the FY22 budget season on the horizon, here is how our housing and homelessness priorities have fared in the budget process thus far.

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Council Must Prevent More Evictions and Protect Tenant Rights

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Tomorrow, the DC Council will vote on an emergency bill that will begin phasing in evictions again in DC. Since March of 2020, an eviction moratorium has been in place that is tied to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Mayor Bowser has told the DC Council that she does not intend to extend the Public Health Emergency past July 25. The bill before the Council has some good parts, and some parts that could stand to be improved.

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