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Recent Library Content

09/05/2019 - National Housing Law Project
Advocates are encountering courts that believe the housing protections under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) lapsed because of... Read more
08/29/2019 - MLRI
Memo on a new policy on "post-eligibility treatment of income" for people already enrolled in a HCBS who experience an increase in income.
12/28/2016 - US DOE OCR
The guidance includes a parent and educator resource guide; a Dear Colleague letter (DCL) and question and answer document on the use of... Read more
08/20/2013 - US DOE
Schools have an obligation to ensure that a student with disabilities who is bullied, continues to receive FAPE as outlined in his or her... Read more
08/21/2019 - DTA
Department policies and procedures have long required that clients be U.S. citizens or have a verified eligible noncitizen status to... Read more

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