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National Coalition for the Homeless

Street Lawyer: A WIKI to End and Prevent Homelessness

WASHINGTON - The National Coalition for the Homeless is proud to join the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP), along with 20 other national and local partners, to officially launch a new WIKI, entitled Street Lawyer: Legal Tools for Economic Justice, an online resource tool that will support the efforts of advocates, attorneys, policy makers and homeless people working to end and prevent homelessness.

The Street Lawyer WIKI is different from an ordinary website in that its content is developed collaboratively by a community of editors, each of whom has expertise that needs to be preserved and made accessible to those engaged in policy-making as well as individual and systemic advocacy. Advocacy groups can now work on projects or develop and share resources in collaboration rather than in isolation.

At present, information on homelessness is spread out across national, state and local web sites, making it difficult to locate resources, with a good deal of duplication of effort. Users will have the ability to upload and download documents themselves as well as make changes to content themselves.


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The WIKI includes an advocacy manual consisting of fact sheets, Q&A, statutory materials, litigation documents, model programs, policies and legislation, and in-depth articles. The site also provides a central location for advocates and organizations to post training sessions and events, as well as offers the latest news from partner organizations and ways to get more involved in the effort to end homelessness. Visit the site and find a list of current partners at



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