National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
December 15, 2009
I have had the privilege of working with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Policy over many years. My first experiences with them were in developing and improving national laws to end homelessness and poverty (specifically - the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act) which ultimately led to my becoming a member of their Board after I had left employment on Capitol Hill. The NLCHP always came with the facts - with solid reports - but an intense understanding of the human costs of poverty and how we could alleviate or eliminate those costs.
With their commited leadership and staff, they continue to provide the legal protections and legal solutions for people who are homeless - whether it is making sure children who are homeless get in and stay in school; that people receive the benefits they're due; or, just keeping institutions accountable by enforcing the law through the legal system.
The NLCHP works through its excellent staff and volunteers as well as utilizing links to pro-bono attorneys around the country. The organization is truly a shining star in Washington and in the nation - providing exemplary service and a voice for human rights and dignity in the United States.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
advancing legislative changes to improve the law for people who are homeless as well as the legal successes through the years ensuring that our laws our enforced through the courts when they are not properly adhered to in the regulatory or 'real world.'
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
committed and very smart!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I am on my second term as a Member of the Board.