Category Archives: Homeless Advocacy

Orrick Attorneys and UC Hastings Students Step Up to Help Homeless San Franciscans

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe attorneys Penni Takade and Matteo Daste for volunteering with the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), engaging UC Hastings students in…

Trump’s Budget Proposal Puts Access to Food at Risk for San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable Residents

  Earlier this month, President Trump unveiled his budget plan, which proposes more than $200 billion in cuts to the nation’s supplemental food program (known, in California, as CalFresh). In…

Volunteer Attorney CJ Kingsley Gives 36 Years of Service to JDC

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is honored to recognize the incredible contributions of CJ Kingsley, who has been volunteering with JDC since 1981! In particular, she has been a…

Amanda Burton

Working for Homeless Advocacy Project Fosters Passion for Social Justice

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) welcomes Amanda Burton, who works at JDC’s  Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) through the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) program. LVC connects full-time volunteers receiving stipends…

Staff Attorney’s Advocacy Helps Family in Poverty Stay Housed

Having been to court that day for a second stay of execution that was denied, “AR” came to the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) Intake Clinic…

Summer Interns Assist Most Vulnerable

This summer JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) was fortunate to have two full-time summer interns from local law schools. Brigette Latno-Mosunic is going into her third year of law school…

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…