Our Great Volunteers

Posted on Aug 31, 2010 in Advocates, Homelessness, Housing, Law, People | 0 comments

By Nick Cassalbore, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Volunteer Coordinator In 2009, volunteers with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless assisted clients with over 740 legal issues. It is our pleasure to share some of their recent victories. The problem: A single mother and her four children are threatened with a termination notice by their transitional housing program. How we helped: WLCH volunteer secures housing and a lease...

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A Victory on the Landlord/Tenant Front – But Still a Long Way to Go

Posted on Aug 13, 2010 in Client Victories, Clients, People | 0 comments

By Andy Silver, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Staff Attorney Imagine that you have lived in the same apartment for 12 years. One day you go to the rental office to ask if you can pay your rent a few days late because you get one check at the beginning of the month and one check in the middle. You have asked for this favor several times before and it has always been granted, but this time the new property manager says she just needs...

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Legal Clinic Intern Greg Zlotnick Offers His Reflections

Posted on Aug 6, 2010 in Interns, Law, People | 0 comments

By Greg Zlotnick, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Intern Ten weeks later, I’m just getting started. Not on everything, mind you.  My internship this summer at the Legal Clinic has provided me with an invaluable education on many fronts.  The staff attorneys have mentored me as I have developed and added to my legal skills.  With their guidance, my writing has become more incisive and persuasive.  Orally, my confidence and clarity have...

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Housing is a Human Right

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 in Homelessness, Housing | 3 comments

By Patty Mullahy Fugere – Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Executive Director Welcome to “…with Housing and Justice for All,” the new blog of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. As our friends already know, the Legal Clinic is deeply committed to a vision of a just and inclusive District of Columbia.  We dedicate ourselves to building a community that respects the rights and honors the dignity of all of her...

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