Category: Human Rights

NLCHP Report on Renters and Foreclosure

In December, 2012 The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty released a report that focuses on one of the most overlooked aspects of the foreclosure crisis.  The impact of the foreclosures on renters.  According to the report by the end of 2010, 10% of all homes with a mortgage had been foreclosed upon, 20%…
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Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Rights

Rhode Island just passed a Homeless Bill of Rights into law on June 21, making it the first state in the US to do so.  With so many states making laws against the homeless it is wonderful to see a state that values human rights and dignity; a state that understands that being homeless doesn’t…
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WV Human Rights Commission – File Complaints Online

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is a state government agency that investigates and adjudicates discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and places of public accommodation.  As a part of its mission, the Human Rights Commission strives to eliminate discrimination throughout the state of West Virginia and to educate the public on the…
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Is Peanut Butter Offensive?

We let a word have power over us and define us by the way it is used. Take for example the words peanut butter, if a guy said “I love that you are such a strong peanut butter!” I would find that funny and also feel complimented because the way it was phrased but if…
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