Category Archives: Housing

Every Domestic Violence Survivor Deserves Safe Housing

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Legal Clinic is proud to join the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCAADV) and others in honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence for the 8th annual observance of Purple Thursday. Domestic violence is the second … Continue reading

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DC Must Plan a Way to Serve Minor Children on Freezing Nights

From February to May of 2013, one local youth service provider turned away at least 150 unaccompanied minor children due to lack of emergency shelter space, many of whom also had children of their own. When made aware of this … Continue reading

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DC Needs a Housing Reality Check

This week, the Housing Complex exposed the troubles DC is having placing homeless families through its Rapid Rehousing program. The director of the Department of Human Services (DHS) is quoted in the article, opining that the biggest obstacle for placing … Continue reading

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Poverty Wages Hurt More Than Just Workers’ Wallets

Tomorrow, the DC Council has the opportunity to override the Mayor’s veto on Bill 2-062, the “Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013” (LRAA). On Friday, we blogged about the high cost of living in the District and how without a … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Washington Legal Clinic Fellow

Written by Tamika Hawkins, Legal Clinic summer law fellow and rising 3L at Howard University School of Law. She couldn’t have been a day over 25. As she sat on the cement steps of the Family Resource Center on N … Continue reading

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