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Commission on Homelessness & Poverty

The Commission is committed to educating the bar and the public about homelessness and poverty and how the legal community and advocates can assist those in need.

Save the Date: March 12, 1pm How the Tax Code Can Help Renters

Join us to learn what a renters’ tax credit is, how it can reduce severe rent burdens, and how policy makers can best amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide a tax credit.

Write & Tell Live: Chanel Miller, April 16 5:30pm

The Commission is proud to co-sponsor this upcoming Write & Tell Live webinar. The 2023 Corbitt Award Winner Professor Beth Posner will interview Author Chanel Miller on the power of telling survivor stories, how legal system actors should (and shouldn't) tell survivor stories, and how the legal system empowers and/or disempowers survivors.

Model State Statutes: Youth and Young Adult Homelessness

This free resource is critical in guiding state and local level advocacy efforts on topics such as access to education, employment, vital documents, health, housing, and more.

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Tax Credit Resolution Passed by ABA House of Delegates

This Commission co-sponsored resolution urges all levels of government to amend existing laws and/or enact new laws to provide financial support to tenants and urges governments to provide administrative agencies with adequate financial resources to implement and administer any such provisions.

Read - Resolution 507 Here

Combatting Poverty and Decriminalizing Homelessness Through A Race Equity Lens

The Commission on Homelessness and Poverty's resource clearinghouse.

Racial Equity in the Justice System

The ABA's central clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society.

About Us

Learn more about the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, housed within the ABA Center for Public Interest Law.

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We welcome you to join us. Lawyers working in government or legal/public service not-for-profit organizations engaged primarily in legal- or policy-based advocacy for low income persons qualify for reduced dues as members of the American Bar Association.