Tag: National Coalition for the Homeless

  • National Coalition for the Homeless criticizes HUD homelessness count

    National Coalition for the Homeless criticizes HUD homelessness count

    The National Coalition for the Homeless is contesting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s latest count of the country’s homeless population. The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, released in November, found that 549,928 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2016, a 3 percent decline from 2015. But […]

  • RISING TIDE: The fight against the criminalization of homelessness

    RISING TIDE: The fight against the criminalization of homelessness

    Last month, the Homeless Empowerment Project’s Vincent Flanagan, in his last action before leaving his post as executive director of Spare Change News, testified before the Massachusetts State House regarding a Homeless Bill of Rights. The law would make it illegal for an employer to discriminate based on whether an applicant has a permanent address […]