Everyone has the 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.
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:
to prevent evictions into homelessness
to address the discriminatory impact of fines and infringements on people experiencing homelessness.