Are you eligible for Homeless Law?

If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness and require legal help, apply to Justice Connect now, or call 03 8636 4408. Our Homeless Law eligibility criteria is outlined below.

Download our printable Homeless Law eligibility flow chart:
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Is the person homeless or at risk of homelessness?

This includes where a person is without conventional accommodation (e.g. sleeping in a park or a car), moving frequently between temporary accommodation (e.g. refuges/emergency housing or friends) or living in marginal accommodation on a medium to long term basis (e.g. rooming houses, transitional housing or caravan parks).

At risk of homelessness includes where a person has circumstances (e.g. mental ill-health, age, financial hardship or family violence) or a legal issue that make it difficult to access or maintain secure accommodation.

Representation by a lawyer from Homeless Law

Eligible clients will be booked into one of Homeless Law’s six weekly outreach clinics and can receive ongoing legal representation, including advice, negotiation and representation at courts and VCAT.

Other programs and services

Tenancy legal help for prisoners

Homeless Law provides specialise legal representation to Victorian prisoners relating to housing and tenancy matters, particularly evictions, temporary absences and housing debts.

Criminal law representation

A criminal lawyer is available to provide advice and representation to existing Homeless Law clients facing criminal charges in the Magistrates’ Court (subject to certain eligibility criteria).

Homeless Persons Liaison Officer (HPLO)

The HPLO can assist people who are homeless or at risk, and who have matters in the Victorian Courts/Tribunals to access the justice system and address non-legal needs.

Download our printable eligibility flow chart:
Homeless Law eligibility flow chartDownload PDF (86 KB)