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This book, written by various advocates and professors of law, provides insight into the evolution of advocacy in the field of homelessness.


The Commission on Homelessness and Poverty’s latest publication, Representing the Poor and Homeless: Innovations in Advocacy, is a compilation of articles written by law professors and advocates that address a range of issues including:
  • the causes of homelessness as well as solutions
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  • microenterprise development
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  • affordable housing
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  • human rights
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  • welfare
This informative book includes the following articles, as well as directories of publications and websites addressing homelessness and poverty:
  • Advocacy and Attribution: Shaping and Responding to Perceptions of the Causes of Homelessness by Gary Blasi, Professor of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

  • The Lawyer as Abolitionist: Ending Homelessness and Poverty in our Time by Florence Wagman Roisman, Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis.

  • A Community Based Approach by Robert A. Solomon, the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven, and Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

  • Housing Out the Poor by John J. Ammann, Associate Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law and is the Director of the Law Clinic.

  • "The Possibility of a Beloved Place": Residents and Placemaking in Public Housing Communities by Susan Bennett, Professor of Law and Director of the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic at Washington College of Law, American University.

  • Affordable Housing: Can NIMBYISM Be Transformed into OKIMBYISM? By Peter W. Salsich, Jr., McDonnell Professor of Justice at Saint Louis University School of Law.

  • Homelessness and Human Rights: Towards An Integrated Strategy by Maria Foscarinis, Executive Director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.

  • Discharges To the Streets: Hospitals and Homelessness by Sidney D. Watson, Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law.

  • The New Localism in Welfare Advocacy by Matthew Diller, Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law.

  • Tackling Homelessness Through Microenterprise by Susan R. Jones, Professor of Clinical Law at The George Washington University Law School where she also directs the Small Business Clinic/Community Economic Development Project.

  • On Abolitionist Critiques, " Homeless Services" Programs, and Pragmatic Change by Lucie White, Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. (Authors)
To purchase a copy please visit the American Bar Associations Resource Page: REPRESENTING THE POOR AND HOMELESS: INNOVATIONS IN ADVOCACY
Washington, D.C.
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