Category Archives: Homeless Advocacy

Homeless Advocacy Project Keeps Client Out of the “Dog House” with Creative Thinking

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) often has clients who are at serious risk of eviction, in part because the client’s service dog is…

Volunteers Come Together to Help City’s Most Vulnerable

The Justice & Diversity Center’s Pro Bono Legal Services Program appreciates all the volunteers who joined us for the last Project Homeless Connect of 2014 on December 18.

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…