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Akron Beacon Journal

Stephanie Warsmith

29 November 2021

Akron, Ohio, United States

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Summit County, Ohio's juvenile court's Multidisciplinary Team Representation assigns a parent advocate and social worker to child-custody cases to help parents reunite with their children much more quickly than the sy...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

29 October 2021

Soledad, California, United States

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A research study is spurring change and leading to the addition of more housing units in Soledad. Agriculture is the main industry of the region, making farmworker housing a priority. Vacant housing has been rehabilit...

Grist

Colin Kinniburgh

29 September 2021

Paris, France

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Old and neglected housing contributes to climate change because it runs on fossil fuels. In New York, outdated heating systems waste two-thirds of energy. The New York City Housing Authority is not only trying to cre...

HumAngle

Abiodun Jamiu

23 September 2021

Sokoto, Nigeria

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Rashida Muhammad and Co. is a small law firm in Nigeria's northwest states that gives free representation to women and girls who have been victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Despite harsh laws on the books, ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Patrick Sisson

13 September 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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The nationwide nonprofit Partners for Justice aids public defender offices and their clients, helping to close gaps that can turn into unfair outcomes in criminal cases and repeated failures guaranteeing incarceration...

The Columbus Dispatch

Yilun Cheng

23 August 2021

Whitehall, Ohio, United States

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Congress created the U visa program in 2000 to encourage undocumented immigrants to report crimes to the police and cooperate with investigations and prosecutions. The visa legalizes an immigrant's status, if certifie...

Better Government Association

Cecilia Reyes

Madison Hopkins

2 August 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many cities have experienced tragic deaths in rental apartments, but Chicago's poor record in this realm is compounded by officials' refusal to concede systemic problems. So, to follow up on an earlier report about th...

Gambit

Jake Clapp

2 August 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Tenants are banding together for housing rights in different cities. From collective bargaining to advancing tenant issues, the struggle for safe and affordable housing has been carried out through the efforts of gras...

Tostada Magazine

Nargis Hakim Rahman

14 July 2021

New York, United States

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Sakhi for South Asian Women in New York has significantly increased their outreach during the coronavirus pandemic, connecting clients to services and resources. The group conducted 1,500 wellness calls and needs asse...

The Discourse

Shalu Mehta

2 July 2021

Langford, British Columbia, Canada

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A new rent-to-own development is providing an affordable housing option. Known as My Belmont, the new solution is combining affordability with walkability as well as access to public transportation - a combination tha...

Capital Daily

Jimmy Thomson

19 May 2021

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Canadian cities lack the housing supply to keep up with demand and zoning laws are partly to blame. Land is designated specifically for single-family homes, which is the least efficient use of space, generates the low...

The Imprint

Elizabeth Amon

17 May 2021

Minnesota, United States

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The 43-year-old Indian Child Welfare Act continues to make a "profound" difference to Native American families and tribes, despite being under frequent legal attacks. The law limits the placement of Native children in...

News48

Isabella De Maddalena

13 May 2021

Italy

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Amleta combats gender inequality in the theater industry on several fronts. The group, which began with 28 founding members and quickly grew to almost 400, conducted the first survey of the industry, finding a signifi...

WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

4 May 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy uses limited funding to provide lawyers to renters facing eviction. Preventing homelessness is more cost effective than providing services for people experiencing homelessness, ...

CTNewsJunkie

Jonathan L. Wharton

21 April 2021

Connecticut, United States

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A shortage of affordable housing options in Connecticut may be mitigated if proposals such as those in nearby states are implemented. New York and New Jersey require developers to set aside a certain percentage of new...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jemille Q. Duncan

20 April 2021

India

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Law Rewired, run by law students and an advisory board of legal scholars, translates complex laws and landmark court decisions into plain language so people can understand them. Real-world examples, easy to read bulle...

Next City

Jared Brey

20 April 2021

United States

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Housing vouchers have proven to be the most effective intervention to address housing instability in America. The vouchers provide a subsidy that covers the difference between rent and what families can afford to pay....

WSHU Public Radio

Tom Kuser

19 April 2021

Connecticut, United States

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Innovative housing solutions in nearby states may help alleviate the lack of affordable housing in Connecticut. Vocational housing in New Jersey has enabled teachers and police officers to live in the areas they serve...

WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

26 March 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Right to Counsel laws ensure legal representation for tenants facing eviction in Ohio and New York. Results from various cities show that free legal aid results in lower eviction rates. Eviction rates in North Carolin...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

16 March 2021

Illinois, United States

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The Women and Survivors Project provides legal representation to women imprisoned for crimes that stemmed from histories of abuse. Nearly all incarcerated women have suffered violent abuse. Many end up punished for fi...

The Charlotte Observer

Virginia Bridges

12 March 2021

North Carolina, United States

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Three incarcerated people and a coalition of social justice groups sued North Carolina over its prison COVID-19 policies, winning a settlement that is accelerating releases from prison that began at the start of the p...

Santa Fe Reporter

Leah Cantor

3 March 2021

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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A shortage of available affordable housing in Santa Fe, New Mexico was exacerbated by inclusionary zoning laws that discouraged real estate development. Restrictions on new rental properties drastically increased rent...

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Arielle Davis

2 March 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Restore Hope Ministries worked to prevent homelessness and evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic by using private donations, foundation grants, and CARES Act funds to provide rental assistance to 1,422 households. Ea...

The Appeal

Deborah N. Archer

17 February 2021

United States

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Starting in the early 1990s, thousands of American towns and cities passed "crime-free housing" ordinances that purport to reduce crime in rental housing. The laws encourage or require landlords to evict tenants based...

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Conor Morris

Taylor Haggerty

15 February 2021

Toledo, Ohio, United States

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A 'pay to stay' law in Toledo and Yellow Springs, Ohio, is enabling renters to stay in their homes if they can cover any late rental payments in full. Current Ohio law allows a landlord to file for an eviction even if...

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