Category Archives: Homeless Advocacy

With City Grant, JDC Welcomes New Homeless Advocacy Project Staff Attorney

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) happily welcomes Michael Spalding as a new Staff Attorney at its Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP). Spalding had been working as a temporary staff attorney…

Homeless Advocacy Project Partners With Lutheran Volunteer Corps to Provide Holistic Services

Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) connects full-time stipended volunteers nationwide with nonprofit organizations to work for peace and justice. This month, the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to spotlight…

JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project Receives Grant to Aid Clients With Eviction Defense

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently included over one million dollars in the city budget for grants to local service providers to aid in the defense of eviction cases….

HAP Client Brought to Tears By the Advocacy of Her Attorney

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) client Kreasha Wilson had lived in her public housing apartment for 22 years. In 2012, she left for a month to take care of the father of her children who had…

JDC Welcomes Homeless Advocacy Project Summer Interns

This summer, JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) welcomes four interns who will work on eviction defense cases with Staff Attorney Erin Katayama. Seamus Brugh attends University of San Francisco School of Law, where he is a…

Homeless Advocacy Project Makes a Difference in San Francisco

Thirty-five year old Jerry Buttner came to JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) for help getting federal disability benefits (SSI). He had a long history of mental health and medical problems,…

HAP Staff Testifies at Supervisor Farrell’s Hearing on Homelessness

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) staff attorney Erin Katayama testified last week at a hearing focused on housing and homelessness in San Francisco. The May 7 hearing, titled The Housing Ladder…

Preventing Eviction and Displacement of Low-Income San Franciscans

Erin Katayama, Homeless Advocacy Project On April 16, 2014, Stephanie Skaff, 2014 president of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), along with…

Engage Your Summer Associates In Pro Bono Service

Registration is open for the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project’s Summer Associates in Public Service Program. We invite your firm to provide crucial legal services to low-income…

Homeless Advocate Awarded First Annual Brosnahan Fellowship

The James Brosnahan Fellowship was established through resolution of the then Volunteer Legal Services Program (now known as the Justice & Diversity Center [JDC]) board in December of 2012. Creation of the fellowship was made possible because of the generosity of Joseph Cotchett, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, who made a significant gift to support ongoing funding of an annual stipend to recipients.