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The mission of NLCHP is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, the organization pursues three main strategies:

* impact litigation
* policy advocacy
* public education

NLCHP strives to place homelessness in the larger context of poverty. By taking this approach, the organization aims to address homelessness as a very visible manifestation of deeper causes, including:

* the shortage of affordable housing
* insufficient income
* inadequate social services

NLCHP addresses the causes of homelessness, not just its symptoms, working in a human rights framework.

The organization was established in 1989 by Maria Foscarinis, a lawyer who has been working to end homelessness at the national level since 1985.

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US UPR Day 1

Summary Report from Geneva on Day 1 of the Universal Periodic Review of the United States

Regions: United States

Issues: Discrimination, Housing, Human rights defenders

Witnessed: 9985 times

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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Opening Remarks at 2009 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Raquel Rolnik, makes an opening statement to the 2009 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing before hearing testimony from over 20 individ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Poverty, Racial discrimination

Witnessed: 6140 times

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UN Special Rapporteur's Housing Mission to the U.S. - Part 6

On November 8, 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik concluded her first official visit to the United ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Poverty

Witnessed: 2417 times

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UN Special Rapporteur's Housing Mission to the U.S. - Part 5

On November 8, 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik concluded her first official visit to the United ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Poverty

Witnessed: 2371 times

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UN Special Rapporteur's Housing Mission to the U.S. - Part 4

On November 8, 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik concluded her first official visit to the United ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Poverty

Witnessed: 2139 times

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UN Special Rapporteur's Housing Mission to the U.S. - Part 3

On November 8, 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik concluded her first official visit to the United ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Poverty

Witnessed: 2469 times

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UN Special Rapporteur's Housing Mission to the U.S. - Part 2

On November 8, 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik concluded her first official visit to the United ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Poverty

Witnessed: 2161 times

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Witnessed: 2069 times

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AGFE to New Orleans: Days 3&4 - Public Housing & City Officials

Eric Tars, Human Rights Program Director at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty reports from New Orleans on visits to public housing and with city officials for the Advisory Group on...

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Internally displaced persons, Natural disasters

Witnessed: 1911 times

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AGFE to New Orleans Day 5: DC meetings

Eric Tars, Human Rights Program Director at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty reports from New Orleans on visits with federal officials, including Rep....

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Internally displaced persons, Natural disasters

Witnessed: 2678 times

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