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12/18/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights: Youth Homelessness and Education

Deborah Delisle, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, tells the tales of youth formerly experiencing homelessness and how their stories demonstrate the necessity of prioritizing youth homelessness.  

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12/17/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights: My Personal Commitment to Ending Homelessness


Shaun DonovanSecretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan discusses the formative time he spent volunteering in a homeless shelter, and how that spurred his dedication to ending homelessness. 

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12/12/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights: A Viewpoint from Europe

Freek Spinnewijn, Director of FEANTSA, shares his views on human rights and the criminalization of homelessness in Europe. FEANTSA is a network of homeless service providers across Europe.  

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12/11/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights: An Australian Perspective

Homelessness, Criminalization and Human Rights

Lucy Adams, Manager and Principal Lawyer at Justice Connect Homeless Law, discusses her work with people who are experiencing homelessness in Victoria. "Laws and practices that criminalize homelessness and punish people for their disadvantage are a human rights issue," she says. 

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12/09/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights


Find out from USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe how basic human rights are fundamental to understanding and ending homelessness.

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12/05/2013 - Groundbreaking Tool Helps Youth Experiencing Homelessness Navigate Legal Issues

Learn about the Homeless Youth Handbook and how it can help prevent and end youth homelessness. 

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12/05/2013 - Partnerships and Innovation: The Role of Housing Authorities in Ending Homelessness

Public Housing Authorities have forged strong partnerships, innovative policies, and invested in best practices to make a significant impact in ending homelessness, explains the Executive Director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Sunia Zaterman. 

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12/04/2013 - Homelessness is a Public Health Issue

Executive Director of USICH Barbara Poppe discusses why viewing homelessness as a public health issue adds a necessary perspective to solving homelessness.

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12/03/2013 - Youth Homelessness: Often Invisible and Rarely Prioritized

Youth homelessness is often difficult to see, but Darla Bardine of the National Network for Youth highlights how you can get involved in solving youth homelessness. 

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11/26/2013 - Wichita Police Department: Making a Difference for People Experiencing Homelessness

Discover how the Wichita Police Department has made an impact in ending homelessness. 

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