Commission on Homelessness & Poverty

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

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Commissions Hosts Panel to Help Lawyers Fight Human Trafficking

Read the ABANews article about the Commission's Annual Meeting Panel, Advocate for Survivors: Trafficking of Homeless/At-Risk Youth and Young Adults in the Bay Area and How Lawyers Can Make a Difference.

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Commissioner Leslie Schweinle Ginzel Serves on Census 2020 Panel

To read more about the panel, co-sponsored by the Commission, click the link below.

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Help End Veteran Homelessness

Learn more about The Homeless Veterans Prevention Act, S.980

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About Us

The Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is committed to educating the bar and the public about homelessness and poverty and the ways in which the legal community and advocates can assist those in need.

Partners

Learn more about our ABA partners.

Homeless Youth Legal Network

The Network provides information and fosters collaboration in order to help attorneys and other advocates address existing gaps in legal services, and improve outcomes for homeless youth and young adults—including those transitioning from the child welfare system and exiting the juvenile justice system. The Network’s focus includes civil legal matters, juvenile and criminal defense, and policy/systems change efforts for minors as well as young adults through at least age 25.

Join the Commission

If you are interested in the work of the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and would like to become involved in the American Bar Association, 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.

Support the Commission's Work

The Commission on Homelessness & Poverty receives funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE). Support the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty by making your gift online today! As a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.