The Challenges of Serving Undocumented and Immigrant Families

Short Name: 
immigrant
Event date and time: 
Wed, 2015-04-22 13:00 - 14:30

Case managers often struggle to find effective service-delivery strategies for the increasing numbers of undocumented families their programs serve. This webinar presented a national perspective on service-delivery strategies in four basic areas of need: public benefits, health care, housing, and employment.

Finishing What You Started Collecting on Judgments for Low-Wage Workers

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Low-wage workers who win judgments against bad employers must be able to collect those judgments for the legal victories to mean anything. Attorneys can improve their clients’ chances of recovery before ever initiating wage-collection litigation by evaluating the employer’s assets and exploring alternatives to litigation such as settlement, mechanic’s liens, and media campaigns. After winning a case, attorneys can collect on a judgment through garnishment, levy, judgment liens, or a new tool—wage liens.

By: 
Michael Hollander

Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Post-PTFA

Short Name: 
postptfa
Event date and time: 
Wed, 2015-02-04 15:00 - 16:00

The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA), which offered important protections to tenants in residential property subject to foreclosure, expired at the end of 2014. Panelists at this webinar presented on February 4, 2015, discussed strategies to protect tenants post-PTFA. The implications of the PTFA's expiration and state initiatives to pass similar protections were also covered.

A Collaborative Approach to Housing Under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

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Legal aid offices and violence survivor advocacy organizations should join with housing providers and together implement the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013. With this collaborative approach, they may create and execute model survivor policies that exceed the recent law’s requirements. Among other new provisions, VAWA 2013 establishes a right to transfer and protects sexual assault and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender survivors.

By: 
Katherine E. Walz
By: 
Monica McLaughlin

Socioeconomic Student Assignment Plans: Opportunities for Low-Income Families and Racial Diversity in K–12 Public Schools

Article Abstract: 

A socioeconomic student assignment plan is a method of enrolling students in public schools that gives families a choice and better opportunities for their children to attend high-quality schools with a racially and economically diverse student body. Information and transparency are key in a socioeconomic student assignment process. Antipoverty and education advocates should consider pursuing socioeconomic student assignment plans in their communities.

By: 
Carol Ashley

Letter to Belleville City Council and Task Force on Revised Crime Free Housing Ordinance

Letter to Belleville City Council and Task Force on Revised Crime Free Housing Ordinance

Date: 
2013-08-22

Letter to Skokie on Multi-Unit Licensing Ordinance

Letter to Skokie on Multi-Unit Licensing Ordinance

Date: 
2013-02-15

Letter to Rockford on Rental Property Registration and Chronic Nuisance Ordinance

Letter to Rockford on Rental Property Registration and Chronic Nuisance Ordinance

Date: 
2013-01-15
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