Category Archives: Homeless Advocacy

JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project’s 25 Years of Service to the Homeless

During National Homeless Awareness Week in November 2013, the Justice & Diversity Center celebrated its Homeless Advocacy Project’s 25th anniversary. In 25 years of service, hundreds of dedicated staff attorneys,…

Open Letter to Greg Gopman Regarding: San Francisco’s Homeless Population

Our San Francisco homeless population is made up of real people. Many struggle with the impact of life circumstances that are well beyond their control – women and children forced from their homes by domestic violence, veterans who suffer from PTSD or other mental illness, and individuals with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from getting or be able to pay for long term housing.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps Provide Holistic Services to Homeless San Franciscans through Homeless Advocacy Project

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

The Impact of the Homeless Advocacy Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

During National Homeless Awareness Week, the Justice & Diversity Center celebrates its Homeless Advocacy Project’s 25th anniversary. In 25 years of service, hundreds of dedicated staff attorneys, advocates and social…

Homeless Advocacy Project Welcomes Three Post-Bar Law Clerks

JDC and the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) welcome three post-Bar law clerks who will be helping low-income clients with their eviction cases: Daniel Evans, Taylor Pospichel and Michael Spalding. Daniel…

JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project: Assisting One Family at a Time

The Washingtons – Mary, her two-year old son, and her two parents – were at imminent risk of homelessness because they had fallen behind on their rent, having used their…

Homeless Advocacy Project Gives Summer Associates Experience Through its Annual Public Service Program

This past summer, the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) held its 16th annual Summer Associates in Public Service Program.  The program provides critical legal services to…

Justice & Diversity Center’s Homeless Advocacy Project: Steady Stream of Income Does Not Always Equal Steady Stream of Housing

Mr. King* is disabled by mental health impairments and lives in a supportive housing project with on-site social and medical services. As a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient he has…

Justice & Diversity Center’s Homeless Advocacy Project: Helping the Homeless Community One Client at a Time

Martin* had been living in his unit in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco since 1999. In 2002, he started to have serious habitability problems in his unit – infestation…