Making the Right Connections

Feature (Louisiana)

Making the Right Connections

April 21, 2017 | Katy Reckdahl | Shelterforce
A health center in New Orleans has partnered with a legal services agency to better help patients by addressing the social determinants of health. This “medical-legal partnership” is part of a growing trend that’s taking place across the nation.
Tags: Medical-Legal Partnerships

Housing Policy Punishes Vulnerable Immigrants, NYC Can Help

Blog Post (New York)

Housing Policy Punishes Vulnerable Immigrants, NYC Can Help

November 21, 2016 | Brian Hilburn | Huffington Post
As the City’s leaders grapple with the best way forward to protect and defend the rights of immigrants, I have a recommendation that would help to provide vulnerable families with a measure of economic security and peace of mind.
Tags: Housing: Affordability | Immigration Process | Medical-Legal Partnerships

Media coverage spurs policy change

Voices Blog

Media coverage spurs policy change

September 29, 2016 11:39 am
Last month the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a new rule that will apply stricter standards for addressing young children’s exposure to lead in subsidized housing. It was the very rule change that Emily, director of the Health Justice Project, a medical-legal partnership at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, called for in her March 5 New York Times op-ed, “Blame HUD for America’s Lead Epidemic”.