About Homeless Law

25 September 2013
We want to improve outcomes for our clients through the provision of holistic legal services and evidence based advocacy

Homeless Law is a specialist legal service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 

Our staff work closely with pro bono lawyers to provide hundreds of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with legal information, advice and representation. Our services are outreach based and client centred, and we don’t just focus on legal issues. Homeless Law's social worker (the HPLO) and our relationships with the homelessness sector build our capacity to understand and respond to clients with a range of non-legal needs.

We recognise that we will never be able to meet the legal needs of all people experiencing homelessness and in order to achieve systemic change, we need to be strategic. Our advocacy is directly connected to our casework services and we maintain two ongoing campaigns: (1) to prevent evictions into homelessness, and (2) to address the discriminatory impact of fines and infringements on people experiencing homelessness.