Message from the Director & Founder
We challenge laws that punish people for homelessness and poverty, and that make it even harder for them to find housing and jobs. And, we uphold the right of homeless people to vote—and to influence decisions that affect their lives.
Law Center releases Tent City USA: The Growth of America's Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding
The report reviews the rapid growth of homeless people living in tents across the United States over the past decade, as measured by documentation in media reports. View the report here, watch the webinar about the report, or view the press release here.
Law Center report suggests HUD Point-in-Time Count is inaccurate
Though HUD reported nearly 554,000 homeless Americans on any given night—itself a number that is unacceptably large—the Law Center's report suggests this number is a significant undercount. The report details flaws in HUD's inconsistent methodology, which particularly misses unsheltered homeless people.
What We Do
We use the power of the law to end homelessness by:
Leveraging millions of dollars in donated legal services, we advocate, educate, and litigate. Since 1989, we have been changing lives, strengthening communities, and advancing rights. Click here to see the past 25 years of our work.
To learn more about what we do, read our Funders Together to End Homelessness post on why legal advocacy is needed to end and prevent homelessness and our newest post on how we can move away from criminalization and towards housing.
Looking for more? See our 2016 accomplishments!