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Attorneys Needed!

Every Wednesday night, Housing Crisis Center (HCC) hosts a legal clinic for issues surrounding housing – unlawful evictions, inhumane living conditions, housing discrimination, etc.  The first, second, forth, and fifth Wednesdays during the month, HCC and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas have partnered with firms around Dallas to provide volunteer assistance.  While we search for a firm willing to dedicate volunteers regularly on the third Wednesday of the month, we need your help!

Tomorrow is the third Wednesday of this month …so we are calling all our attorney friends to volunteer!

If you or any attorney you know is interested in volunteering at this clinic, please come to HCC at 4210 Junius Street in east Dallas (corner of Peak and Junius) tomorrow night around 6 PM.  The more attorneys we have, the quicker the clinic moves.  The clinic doesn’t happen without volunteer assistance from people like YOU.

Additionally, if you are interested in getting your firm to commit to the third Wednesday of the month, please contact Kathryn Jacob at kjacob@hccdallas.org or 214.828.4244 x113

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Patriot Party

Friday November 9, 2012 – Friday November 9, 2012

2927 Maple Avenue

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Description:

Our annual event supporting Housing Crisis Center’s Veterans programs.

November 9 from 7 – 10 pm

Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel, Terrace Ballroom 2927 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201  MAP

$150 per ticket

Heavy hors d’oeuvres with tasting stations catered by Bolla at the Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel Open bar – Silent auction – Valet parking

Entertainment by Floramay Holliday

 

Please fill out this form to donate to the silent auction – 2012 Patriot Party Silent Auction Form

Information on various sponsorship levels – 2012 Patriot Party Sponsorship Form

Download an email version of the HCC Patriot Party email invitation

 

Thank you to our sponsors (as of Sept. 29, 2012). Sponsorships are still available.

RED SPONSORS Littler Pendery’s Colleen and Jason Sweet Thompson and Knight

 

WHITE SPONSORS Prudential Financial Deborah Reardon and Mike Ehlert

 

BLUE SPONSORS Bryan Cave Dave Cook Didlake Law Godwin Ronquillo Roblyn and Kurt …

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19th Annual Shamrock Shootout - Stevens Park - October 11, 2012

Shamrock Shootout Golf Invitational

Thursday October 11, 2012 – Thursday October 11, 2012

1005 North Montclair Avenue

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Description:

You are cordially invited to the

19th Annual Shamrock Shootout Golf Invitational

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

at Stevens Park Golf Course

benefitting the Integrated Education Fund, Belfast, Northern Ireland & Housing Crisis Center, Dallas, Texas

10:00 A.M. – Shamrock Pub Opens! 10:30 A.M. – Registration 12:00 P.M. – Shotgun Start

Immediately following play: buffet and awards presentation in the Stevens Park Club House. Silent auction starting at 12:00 and ending at 7:00

Reserve your place today. Email the attached entry form and include a check or credit card for your entry fee by September 11, 2012. Every playing spot includes green fee, use of driving range prior to play, buffet, party and awards presentation.

Click here for event details and sponsorship information – 2012 Shamrock Shootout Invitation

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Homelessness and Poverty Resources

A board member asked an interesting question this morning – he asked me to identify some resources to inform him more about what we do at HCC and how it fits in with the greater issues of homelessness, socio-economic justice, and homeless prevention.

Please see my recommendations below – I’d love to talk more about these and other resources if you’re wanting to:

1)      The Working Poor:  Invisible in America by David Shipler

2)      Bridges out of Poverty by Dr. Ruby Payne

3)      Two brief “readers” put out by the Institute for Children and Poverty –
The Cycle of Family Homelessness Social Policy Reader (you can order it off their website at www.icpny.org)
The New Poverty:  Homeless Families in America (also available on their website)

4)      Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich and Frances Fox Piven (commentary on the working poor)

5)      Push: A Novel by Sapphire  (1 woman’s story on living in poverty – very graphic and, at times, very disturbing)

6)      Tell Them Who I Am:  The Lives of Homeless Women by Elliot Liebow (follows shelter women – similar to those who would end up in our Home Again program)

7)      There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America by Wilson and Taub (because we can’t talk about poverty without talking about race – they are inextricably linked)

8)      Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor by Sudhir Venkatesh