Homeless Law

Everyone has a right to safe, secure housing. Our Homeless Law team stands up for this right.

Homelessness is a complex issue that requires systematic change. Our Homeless Law team helps challenge and change laws that unfairly harm people facing homelessness, while providing on-the-ground legal help to people who need it most.

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We’re helping people live fairer, better lives

 

We work with pro bono lawyers to provide legal information, advice and representation to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Our services are outreach-based and client-centred, and we don’t just focus on legal issues. We work collaboratively with a whole range of people and services. Our relationships with the homelessness sector build our capacity to understand and respond to clients with a range of non-legal needs.

 

We recognise that we will never be able to meet the legal needs of all people experiencing homelessness. In order to achieve systemic change, we need to be strategic. Our advocacy is directly connected to our casework services and we maintain two ongoing campaigns:

  1. to prevent evictions into homelessness
  2. to address the discriminatory impact of fines and infringements on people experiencing homelessness.

 

 

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Just some of the stories of the people we help.

 

Mother escapes homelessness and family violence

"When you’re not in the right frame of mind, you let the system beat you."

Read Maggie's story
Man with a 20-year history of homelessness avoids eviction

People experiencing homelessness often face complex issues, including legal problems.

Read Ruben's story