The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) will host a briefing about progress made on the Interagency Council on Homelessness’s “Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.” The briefing will be held on June 8, one year after “Opening Doors” was published (see Memo, 6/25/10). The briefing will specifically examine the plan from a human rights perspective, with a focus on housing, education and civil rights.
“Opening Doors” set forth a plan that would put the United States on the path to ending homelessness among veterans and chronically homeless individuals by 2015 and among children, youth and families by 2020.
Speakers at the briefing will include Paul Boden of the Western Regional Advocacy Project, Kirsten Clanton of Southern Legal Counsel, Maria Foscarinis of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Rob Robinson of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, and Kathi Sheffel, Homeless Liaison for Fairfax County Public Schools.
The briefing will be held from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North, in Washington, DC.
To RSVP please contact Jeremy Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-638-2535.
Related information can be found on the Opening Doors webpage at: http://www.usich.gov/opening_doors/