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National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/13/2012: National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: NATIONAL LAW CENTER ON HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

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AKA  NLCHP
Washington, DC

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National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/13/2012: National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: NATIONAL LAW CENTER ON HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

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Also Known As: NLCHP
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20005 
EIN: 52-1633883
Web URL: www.nlchp.org 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
I Crime, Legal Related
I83 Public Interest Law/Litigation
W Public, Society Benefit
W01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
Ruling Year: 1989 


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Mission Statement

We work for positive, constructive solutions to help stabilize the lives of homeless people and provide them an opportunity to become productive citizens. Our work addresses the underlying causes of homelessness: the lack of housing, income, social services, and civil rights. We take a leadership role ensuring implementation of homeless assistance and rights programs while advancing solutions to homelessness, providing a voice to the over three million Americans who are homeless each year.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $1,207,130
Total Expenses $1,175,632

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Ms. Maria Foscarinis

Profile:

Maria Foscarinis is founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, a not-for-profit organization established in 1989 as the legal arm of the nationwide effort to end homelessness. Ms. Foscarinis has advocated for solutions to homelessness at the national level since 1985. She is a primary architect of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the first major federal legislation addressing homelessness, and she has litigated to secure the legal rights of homeless persons. Ms. Foscarinis has written widely on legal and policy issues affecting homeless persons; her work has appeared in scholarly journals, general audience publications, encyclopedias and books. She speaks and lectures regularly on law and homelessness, and is frequently quoted in the print and electronic media. Ms. Foscarinis is a 1977 graduate of Barnard College and 1981 graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was Notes and Comments editor of the Law Review; she also holds a Masters of Arts degree in Philosophy. After clerking for the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, she was a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, where she handled securities and antitrust matters; she also volunteered to take a pro bono case representing homeless families. In 1985, she left the firm to establish and direct a Washington office for the National Coalition for the Homeless. In 1989, she left that organization to focus on legal advocacy, founding the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. Ms. Foscarinis' areas of special interest and advocacy within law and homelessness include the criminalization of homelessness, the right of homeless children to an education, the right of service providers to use vacant federal property to aid homeless people, international human rights law, and ethical issues in advocacy on homelessness. Ms. Foscarinis also has a special interest in art, including its potential for education and advocacy. ________________________________________

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Programs

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Program Description:

We focus our efforts on crucial efforts including our: Civil Rights Project - work to end the disturbing trend in communities nationally to punish people for being homeless, while cultivating positive community responses to homelessness. Surplus Property Project - work with grassroots homeless groups nationally to help them convert vacant federal properties into housing, job training, and childcare facilities for homeless people. Homeless Children's Education Project - work to ensure homeless children access to a public school education, as required by federal law. DC Homelessness Prevention Project - work to remove barriers homeless District residents face in accessing vital welfare support services that they need to gain employment and become productive members of society.

Program Long-Term Success:

Increased access to public school education and childhood development programs - leading to 40% rise in homeless children attending school regularly.

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