Category Archives: Homeless Advocacy

Homeless Advocacy Project, Orrick and UC Hastings Team Up For Homeless San Franciscans

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks the law firm and law school volunteers of a unique pro bono collaboration. Every week, JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) runs a clinic…

Homeless Advocacy Project Attorneys Level the Playing Field for Client in Eviction Case

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) client Tim has been living in his rent-controlled unit in Nob Hill for about six years. His rent is reasonable and he pays his it on…

HAP's Julie Rosenthal with Ramona Holguin

Advocate for Immigrants Retires from Homeless Advocacy Project

By Teresa Friend, Homeless Advocacy Project Ramona Holguin, long-time supervising attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), retired at the end of February….

Homeless Advocacy Project Welcomes New Tenant Advocate

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) recently welcomed Alex Connolly as its new paralegal/tenant advocate. Connolly is responsible for providing support to HAP attorneys in eviction…

Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Interns Make Impact Over Summer

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) had three great summer legal interns in 2016: Jeffrey Pettibone, University of San Francisco Law School; Jimmy Mulgannon, Santa Clara University Law School; and Katie…

Lutheran Volunteer Corps Supports Homeless Advocacy Project

Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) connects full-time volunteers receiving stipends with nonprofit organizations around the nation to work towards justice. This month, the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to…

Justice & Diversity Center’s Julie Rosenthal Receives Brosnahan Fellowship

Congratulations to the Justice & Diversity Center’s Julie Rosenthal for receiving the 2017 James Brosnahan Fellowship.  Rosenthal, the Director of Social Services for JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), is the fourth…

New Volunteer Finds Creative Solution for Senior Citizen Facing Eviction

By Gloria Chun CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager John Roman negotiated an outcome for a 76-year-old woman facing eviction in his first pro bono case with our…

Retired Attorney Learns New Area of Law to Aid San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable

By Gloria Chun CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is grateful for our Volunteer of the Month, Jim Leigh. Leigh handles Supplemental…

Morgan Lewis Pro Bono Team Enables More Stable Housing for Family

As the housing crisis continues, pro bono attorneys from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius came to the aid of a family of four facing eviction after 14 years of living in…