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Recent Library Content

12/07/2018 - MLRI
Attached are the comments submitted by MLRI to the Department of Homeland Security in response to the proposed public charge regulation.
12/11/2018 - MLRI
Sample State Public Housing Tenant Organization By-Laws - Updated December 11, 2018 (Download Word Document)   By-Laws and Building... Read more
12/11/2018 - MLRI
College students struggling with tuition costs and shrinking financial aid may be eligible for SNAP benefits. A recent report by the... Read more
06/01/2017 - Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
The Shriver Center, NHLP, ACLU, Regional Housing Legal Services, NNEDV, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and Mid-Minnesota Legal... Read more
12/11/2013 - HUD
Specifically it states VAWA:   VAWA 2013 continues to bar eviction and termination due to a tenant’s status as a survivor, and requires... Read more

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