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Joining with Low-Income People to Fight for Fairness

NCLEJ works with low-income families, individuals, communities, and a wide range of organizations to advance the cause of economic justice through ground-breaking, successful litigation, policy work, and support of grassroots organizing around the country. We have provided legal representation, support, and advice to people living in poverty and their advocates since 1965.

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In our efforts to make economic justice a reality, NCLEJ focuses on a number of issues critical to the fight for fairness:


NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing Proposed HUD “Mixed Status Families” Rule

On May 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) published a proposed rule that would prohibit “mixed-status” families from living in public and other government-subsidized housing. Mixed-status families are households that include both members…

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Dennis Parker appears on the NPR Show 1A

In this NPR 1A Podcast, National Center for Law and Economic Justice Executive Director Dennis D. Parker and Pennsylvania State Professor Erica Frankenberg discuss the history of discrimination and exclusion that resulted in the use of busing to…

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Katie Deabler Speaks at McDowell Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

NCLEJ’s Katie Deabler spoke at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation about our work on Robinson et al., v. New York City Transit Authority, which challenges unlawful collections of fines. With…

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