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Policy Working Brief: Housing & Poverty

June 23, 2021

Policy changes and community education can assist us in addressing the systemic challenges that create and exacerbate poverty and lead to people living on the street. The Medical-Legal Partnership offers a working memo of policy changes that can assist us in being better advocates, as well as responses to counter common myths about the availability of assistance and systems that serve those in poverty.


Just Neighborhoods: COVID 19 Preventing Illegal Evictions Plan MLP

September 1, 2020

The pandemic represents a time for the government to tap into community networks and focus on prevention and community care and safety supports, as these are more effective strategies than focusing on punishing bad behavior. Just Neighborhoods are neighborhoods where community and government work together to prevent problems through training, resources, and community messaging. MLP provides suggestive guidelines to local government and law enforcement on how to improve illegal eviction actions taking place in the State.