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.
HUD Funding Application Encourages Decriminalization
Use the Law Center's latest resource to learn how your community's efforts to decriminalize homelessness increase your eligibility for HUD funding.
Maria Foscarinis Shares Lessons from the Reagan Years
In an article recently published by the American Bar Association, Executive Director Maria Foscarinis shares strategies to address homelessness in the Trump Era, drawing from lessons learned in early advocacy of the 1980s, when homelessness was first becoming a national crisis.
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!