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01/07/2014 - Boston’s PIT Count and an Appreciation of Mayor Thomas M. Menino

Read USICH Regional Coordinator Robert Pulster's account of how Boston Mayor Thomas Menino worked diligently to prevent and end homelessness amongst all populations during his time in office. 

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01/06/2014 - I Believe in Human Rights: We Must Recognize our Shared Humanity

Jerry Jones, Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, shares his views on the criminalization of homelessness. 

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01/02/2014 - I Believe in Human Rights: Defining and Protecting the Human Right to Housing

Learn how the right to housing is fundamentally a human rights issue and what is being done to protect those rights for people experiencing homelessness.

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12/30/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights: A Pressing Problem

G.W. Rolle details his life while he was homeless in Florida, including how his and others’ basic human rights were violated while experiencing homelessness and why it is imperative we begin to protect these rights. 

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12/26/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights: Liberty Begins at Home

Lisa StandIt is fitting to acknowledge homelessness as a human rights issue now, in December, as cold weather bears down in many parts of the country, literally threatening the lives of people who are not properly housed, says Lisa Stand, Senior Policy Analyst with the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

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12/23/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights: Ending Homelessness Will Require a Human Rights Approach

Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, discusses his view that "providing shelter is about more than charity and compassion, it is about acting on a basic commitment enshrined in our Constitution."

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12/19/2013 - I Believe in Human Rights: The Fortunate One

Gregory Lewis, the Executive Director of the True Colors Fund, writes about the most universal human right that every child is entitled to: unconditional love and acceptance from their parents. 

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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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