Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Homelessness webinar Tuesday July 19 @ 2 p.m.

Subject: Webinar Tuesday 7/19 2pm EDT: "Simply Unacceptable": Homelessness & the Human Right to Housing in the U.S.

When: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2-3pm EDT, 1-2pm CDT, 12-1pm MDT, 11am-12pm PDT

What:  In June, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a report card grading the United States on its response to homelessness and its compliance with the human right to housing. "'Simply Unacceptable': Homelessness and the Human Right to Housing in the U.S."  <> issues failing grades in more than one category.   This webinar will discuss the report, its findings, and its recommendations. According to international standards, the human right to housing consists of seven elements: security of tenure; availability of services, materials, and infrastructure; affordability; accessibility; habitability; location; and cultural adequacy.  This report gives the U.S. letter grades on each of them.  It also offers common sense solutions the U.S. can adopt to better meet the housing needs of homeless and poor people.

Who:  The webinar will be facilitated by the report’s primary author, Eric Tars, human rights program director at the Law Center, and will feature commentary and analysis from Gregory Countess, assistant director of advocacy for housing & community economic development at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, which has an innovative program to integrate human rights framing into its advocacy work.

How: click here <> to register!


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